BENDIGO cricketer Tayla Vlamenick will be part of Australia's defence of its ICC Women's Twenty20 World Cup title beginning next month.
Pace bowler Vlameninck has been named in Australia's squad of 15 for both the Women's T20 World Cup, as well as a lead-up T20 Tri-Series with India and England.
Renowned as one of the fastest bowlers in women's world cricket, 21-year-old Vlaeminck, who is recovering from an ACL strain to her left knee, was part of the Australian squad that won the Women's T20 World Cup in the West Indies in November, 2018.
"It's exciting to be part of the squad again. I really enjoyed the World Cup experience back in 2018 and I'm looking forward to helping the team try to go back-to-back," Vlaeminck said on Thursday.
"Hopefully, we can play well in the Tri-Series against England and India and go into the World Cup with plenty of confidence and momentum.
"It's a really talented squad that has been picked and to play a World Cup at home in Australia is going to be an unbelievable experience."
To play a World Cup at home in Australia is going to be an unbelievable experienceTayla Vlaeminck
There is plenty of experience in the Australian squad, with 13 of the 15 players having been part of the 2018 triumph in the West Indies.
Vlaeminck has played six T20, six one-day internationals and one Test for Australia, debuting against England last year, picking up 10 wickets across the three forms of the game.
JUST IN: The @AusWomenCricket T20 World Cup squad is here:— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 15, 2020
The T20 Tri-Series involving Australia, England and India begins on January 31 and will be played in Canberra and Melbourne.
The Women's T20 World Cup hits off on February 21 when Australia plays India at the Sydney Showground Stadium.
The final will be played at the MCG on Saturday, March 8.
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