India women’s A team will travel to Australia in December for the maiden limited-overs series, Cricket Australia confirmed the news on Friday. The series is consists of three One Day games and as many Twenty20 games and a part of the agreement between CA and BCCI as they have decided to host annual A series between them. However, last year Australia A toured to India for an ODI and T20 series in October as part of the agreement.
Three ODIs will be played in Brisbane while Gold Coast will host the three Twenty20 games. One Day games will be played on December 12, 14 and 16 while the Twenty20 matches will be played on December 19, 21 and 23 respectively.
“Hosting the first A tour for our female cricketers is another important step in the evolution of the National Talent Pathway,” Shawn Flegler, Australia’s Female High-Performance Manager said in a statement. “A lot of work has gone into the women’s pathway and we’ve already seen numerous players come through the system and show they are capable to taking the next step to international level.”
“We now have annual tours for our Australia Under 19 team, the Women’s National Performance Squad is in its third year and now being able to schedule regular Australia A tours, both at home and away is the icing on the cake,” Flegler further added.
This tour will surely give a few youngsters to both the nation who could be a part of the national team very soon.