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Perry, Cameron to face touring Windies women

Published:Thursday | October 2, 2014 | 10:00 AM

MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): Cricket Australia have included elite players Ellyse Perry and Jess Cameron in a strong 12-member squad to face touring West Indies Women in two warm-up Twenty20 matches here later this month.

The two matches will precede the Commonwealth Bank International Women's Series between Australia Women and West Indies Women, which runs from November 2-18 and comprises four Twenty20 Internationals and four one-day internationals.

Perry and Cameron are in need of match practice following injury layoffs.

"Commonwealth Bank Sout-hern Stars players Ellyse Perry and Jess Cameron have been included in the squad to provide them with further match practice following interrupted preparation due to their respective injuries," said chairperson of selectors Julie Savage.

She continued: "The matches will also provide further elite competition for Delissa Kimmince and Megan Schutt."

Though only 23, Perry has emerged as the leader of the Aussie seam attack and has already played five Tests, 60 ODIs and 59 T20Is.

Cameron, meanwhile, is a solid middle-order batsman who bowls leg-spin and can also keep wicket and has played three Tests, 48 ODIs and 55 T20Is.

They will be joined by rookies Delissa Kimmince and Megan Schutt, both of whom have played only a handful of international matches.

Excellent opportunity

The Australia XI will face West Indies Women in the first match at Stirling Oval in Canberra on October 21st and again a day later at Manuka Oval.

"The tour matches will provide an excellent opportunity for the next tier of T20 talent in the country to test themselves against one of the most dynamic teams in women's cricket," Savage said.

West Indies Women are scheduled to arrive on October 17th.

SQUAD: Ellyse Perry (captain), Jess Cameron (vice-captain), Jemma Barsby, Nicola Carey, Rhiannon Dick, Grace Harris, Emma Inglis, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney, Angela Reakes, Megan Schutt, Kara Sutherland.