The National Selection Panel (NSP) has named a 14-player Australia squad to take on Pakistan in a three-match One-Day International Series in Malaysia later this month, as well as a 15-player squad that will compete at the ICC World T20 in the West Indies in November. 
 
The World T20 squad will assemble in Malaysia following the conclusion of the ODI series, with three Twenty20’s scheduled against the same opposition before the team travels directly to the West Indies.
 
Bolton and Queensland spinner Jess Jonassen are the only additions to the side that claimed a 3-0 T20I series whitewash against New Zealand last week.
 
National Selector Shawn Flegler said Bolton’s hard work in the nets has paid off, ahead of what will be a busy period for the Southern Stars.
 
“There’s only two players that come into the ODI and T20 sides that didn’t take part in the recent series against New Zealand, which is really pleasing as it means we have a stable playing group who are gelling really well,” he said.
 
“Nicole’s generally been considered a 50-over player but she’s put in a lot of work to improve her short-form game and its evident in her recent T20 form.

“The three ODIs are crucial in making sure we stay at the top of the ICC Women’s Championship table with an eye on the next 50-over World Cup, and a successful series will give the group great confidence heading to the West Indies.
 
“This is an exciting group of players who’ve played some very good cricket in the T20 format in particular, over the last six months, and with the injection of some youth we believe this group has the right attributes to have a successful World Cup.”

One-Day International Series v Pakistan
Meg Lanning (c)
Nicole Bolton
Nicola Carey
Ashleigh Gardner
Rachael Haynes
Alyssa Healy
Delissa Kimmince
Sophie Molineux
Beth Mooney
Ellyse Perry
Megan Schutt
Elyse Villani
Tayla Vlaeminck
Georgia Wareham
 
ICC World T20 & T20I Series v Pakistan
Meg Lanning (c)
Nicole Bolton
Nicola Carey
Ashleigh Gardner
Rachael Haynes
Alyssa Healy
Jess Jonassen *subject to fitness
Delissa Kimmince
Sophie Molineux
Beth Mooney
Ellyse Perry
Megan Schutt
Elyse Villani
Tayla Vlaeminck
Georgia Wareham
 
One-Day International Series v Pakistan 
18 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur*
20 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur*
22 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur*
 
*ICC Women’s Championship matches

Twenty20 International Series v Pakistan
25 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur
27 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur
29 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur

ICC World T20 

Warm-up matches
3 November: England v Australia, Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
6 November: South Africa v Australia, Providence Stadium, Guyana

Pool Matches 

9 November: Australia v Pakistan, Providence Stadium, Guyana
11 November: Australia v Ireland, Providence Stadium, Guyana
13 November: Australia v New Zealand, Providence Stadium, Guyana
17 November: India v Australia, Providence Stadium, Guyana

Finals 

22 November: Semi Final 1, winner pool A v runner-up pool B, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound^
22 November: Semi-Final 2, runner-up pool A v winner pool B, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound^
24 November: Final, TBC v TBC, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound

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