Australian selector Shawn Flegler believes that Tahlia McGrath will be the potential replacement for their legend Ellyse Perry who is around for like years.
“It’s very hard to replace Ellyse Perry, obviously … but we think Tahlia has those attributes that she could fill a role if required,” he said. “So if Pez doesn’t get back in time to play some games for Australia, Tahlia’s certainly an option to come in and either bat in that middle-order slot, she can open the bowling or she can bowl through those middle overs as well.”
“We’re really fortunate that we do have a number of (allrounder) options; Nicola Carey had a really strong domestic season and has continued to develop her game, Delissa Kimmince keeps ticking along and she’s still a very good option and the young one who’s come through is Annabel Sutherland. They’re all in that allrounder mix who could possibly take a slot or fill a role if Ellyse isn’t fit to play for Australia in the medium term.”
Tahlia McGrath bagged the central contract for the first time this year.