Sitting second on the WNCL ladder, WA welcome back bowler Piepa Cleary after recovering from a broken leg that she sustained during a Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) game in November.

Experienced wicket-keeper and middle-order batter Emma Inglis returns to the squad to replace local keeper Megan Banting, who is out for the first game (Tuesday) with a calf injury.

While veteran all-rounder Sophie Devine heads home to New Zealand for national duties.

WA Head Coach Michael Dighton says;

“Emma played for us in Round 1 this season and returns to keep for us this game, and we will reassess Banting for the second game” he said.

“She has the added benefit of having played a lot at this level in both WBBL and WNCL and can act as an experienced head in the middle order.

“It’s great to have Piepa back in the mix, she has been out for a long time but is looking fit for this week’s games.”

In: Cleary (returns from injury), Inglis (injury replacement)
Out: Devine (national duties)

MATCH DETAILS:
Western Australia v South Australia
Tuesday 21 January, 10am AWST
WACA Ground, Perth
Scores available at cricket.com.au

Western Australia v South Australia
Thursday 23 January, 10am AWST
WACA Ground, Perth
Scores available at cricket.com.au

Western Australia Squad:

Chloe Piparo ©
Megan Banting
Nicole Bolton
Mathilda Carmichael
Piepa Cleary
Sheldyn Cooper
Ash Day
Amy Edgar
Heather Graham
Kath Hempenstall
Emma Inglis
Ash King
Emma King
Taneale Peschel