However, she has continued to feature regularly in the 50-over side and produced a delivery that was compared to Shane Warne’s ball of the century during the third ODI against India.
“The Governor-General’s XI fixture presents a great opportunity to see some of the brightest young cricketers take on a high-quality international opposition,” national selector Shawn Flegler said. “The talent in this squad shows the depth in the women’s game in Australia and we’re excited to see our next generation of players progress through the ranks of Australian cricket.
“It’s pleasing to be able to reward those players who have impressed throughout the WBBL in addition to a few up-and-coming players who will hugely benefit from the experience.”
As is tradition a member of the Australia Defence Force is included in the GG XI with Private Kayla Stuchbree, a medium-pace bowler and middle-order batter, selected after her performances in the Cricket ADF national carnival.
The three T20Is will be played in Canberra and Hobart on January 27, 28 and 30 followed by the ODIs in Adelaide and Sydney on February 3, 7 and 10. The tour concludes with a Test, South Africa’s first against Australia, at the WACA from February 15-18 with that squad still to be named.
Vlaeminck and Lanning back for Victoria
“Tayla has worked incredibly hard to get back into a position to play cricket again,” Cricket Victoria’s head of female cricket, Sharelle McMahon, said. “She has been so positive and resilient throughout her injury, and we can’t wait to see her back out there.”
Australia squad for T20Is and ODIs vs South Africa
Alyssa Healy (capt), Darcie Brown, Heather Graham, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Grace Harris*, Jess Jonassen, Alana King**, Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham
* = T20Is only; ** = ODIs only
Governor-General’s XI squad vs South Africa
Sophie Molineux, Chloe Ainsworth, Maddy Darke, Amy Edgar, Tess Flintoff, Sianna Ginger, Milly Illingworth, Charli Knott, Courtney Sippel, Amy Smith, Georgia Voll, Private Kayla Stuchbree (Australian Defence Force)