Nicola Carey adds selection in Australia's one-day international squad to WNCL player of the final performance

On fire: Nicola Carey was player of the match in the National Women's Cricket League final against Queensland. Picture: AAP Image
On fire: Nicola Carey was player of the match in the National Women's Cricket League final against Queensland. Picture: AAP Image

St George-Sutherland Slayers star Nicola Carey has continued her good week with selection in Australia's one-day squad for their series against New Zealand.

The Southern Stars named a 13-player squad for the three-match series starting in Perth next Friday.

Carey was named on the back of her player of the final performance as NSW became Women’s National Cricket League champions for the 20th time last Saturday.

The Breakers secured the Ruth Preddy Cup with a 31-run victory over Queensland at North Sydney Oval.

All-rounder Carey was the heroine, making a dynamic 50 from 67 balls with the bat before snatching 3-39 with the ball, including the vital wicket of Australia opener Beth Mooney for 34, a dismissal that turned the match in favour of NSW.

National selector Shawn Flegler said selectors had opted to go with a squad similar to the one that swept Pakistan and won the T20 World Cup late last year.

“This series is really import for the side," he said. 

"With ICC Women’s Championship points up for grabs it’s a great chance for the team to cement its position at the top of the table and finish the summer on a high.”

Australia and New Zealand will play for the Rose Bowl – the trophy up for grabs during each one-day international series between the two countries.

Australia have held the Rose Bowl for the last 17 years, winning each time the two sides have met since retaining the trophy in 2000.

Australia women's one-day squad:

Meg Lanning (c) (Victoria), Rachael Haynes (vc) (NSW), Nicola Carey (NSW), Lauren Cheatle (NSW), Ashleigh Gardner (NSW), Alyssa Healy (wk) (NSW), Jess Jonassen (Queensland), Sophie Molineux (Victoria), Beth Mooney (Queensland), Ellyse Perry (NSW), Megan Schutt (South Australia), Elyse Villani (Victoria) *subject to fitness, Georgia Wareham (Victoria)

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