Australia wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy will not play in Combank T20 against Pakistan but will go to South Africa for the World Cup

Recovering from a calf injury sustained during India tour:-

Healy will not play in the Combank T20I series against Pakistan as she is recovering from a calf injury sustained during Australia’s recent tour of India.

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A statement from Cricket Australia confirmed that while Healy will miss the three T20s, he is expected to be available for the upcoming T20 World Cup in February.

The wicketkeeper-batsman will travel to South Africa for the showpiece tournament without any match practice. belt.

Healy, who stood in as Australian captain during Meg Lanning’s absence on Australia’s tour of India, will remain with the team for the series as she continues her rehabilitation.

Healy’s absence leaves the door open for Lanning’s return:-

Healy’s absence at the top of Australia’s fearsome batting line-up opens the door for the return of Lanning – who is playing cricket after a four-month break – to join Beth Mooney in the opening position.

Mooney is also Australia’s back-up wicketkeeper and will take over the gloves in Healy’s absence.

Ind vs Aus, 5th women's T20I, 2022 - Australia captain Alyssa Healy out of  final T20I against India

Despite being a regular keeper in the WNCL and WBBL, Mooney has only kept wicket once in his 54 ODIs due to Healy, which was against New Zealand in 2016.

Healy’s record in world tournaments saw no end to last year’s ODI World Cup, where he was named Player of the Final and Player of the Tournament after back-to-back hundreds in the semi-finals and final.

Australia will play three ODIs against Pakistan in Brisbane from Monday 16 January before the T20 International starting in Sydney on Tuesday 24 January.

Australia’s first match in the T20 World Cup is against New Zealand on 12 February.

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Australia vs Pakistan ODI team:-

Australia ODI squad: 1. Meg Lanning (c), 2. Tahlia McGrath (VC), 3. D’Arcy Brown, 4. Nicola Carey, 5. Ashleigh Gardner, 6. Kim Garth, 7. Jess Jonassen, 8. Alana King, 9. Phoebe Litchfield, 10. Beth Mooney, 11. Ellyse Perry, 12. Megan Schutt, 13. Annabel Sutherland.

Pakistan ODI squad: 1. Bismah Maroof (c), 2. Aliya Riaz, 3. Ayesha Naseem, 4. Diana Baig, 5. Fatima Sana, 6. Ghulam Fatima, 7. Kayanat Imtiaz, 8. Muneeba Ali, 9. Nashra Sandhu, 10. Nida Dar, 11. Omima Sohail, 12. Sadaf Shamas, 13. Sadia Iqbal, 14. Sidra Amin, 15. Sidra Nawaz.