That last innings came in a rollicking stand of 129 in 10.2 overs alongside Ashleigh Gardner with the duo providing tremendous power to a formidable batting line-up.
Lanning will return to the T20I side on Tuesday, having missed the India tour while taking a break from the game. She is set to open against Pakistan alongside the prolific Beth Mooney, while Alyssa Healy continues her recovery from a calf strain.
“To see her do that over in India was great, and I think she will play a pivotal role for us moving through these T20s and in the World Cup as well”
Lanning on Ellyse Perry
Healy is on track to be available for the World Cup in South Africa where she will slot back in at the top of the order of what will shape as a fearsome batting line-up.
“[The Pakistan series] provides opportunities to people to come in and play a slightly different role… there are plenty of options, sometimes that make it a little more tricky,” Lanning said. “It’s going to be very difficult to make a decision on the final XI in every game. A lot of it will come down to match-ups and who we are coming up against.”
Ellyse Perry will play a ‘pivotal role’ at the World Cup
“Over in India, she came out and played in a different way to what she has in the past,” Lanning said. “That game has always been there for her, but now she is confident to come out and dominate attacks, she can hit the ball as hard as anyone in world cricket.
“To see her do that over in India was great, and I think she will play a pivotal role for us moving through these T20s and in the World Cup as well. She can really dominate against spin in particular, so I’m excited to see what sort of a role she can play for us.”
“It’s so good to see Wolfie [Wareham] back, she’s had a tough road over the last 18 months but she’s a very important part of our team,” Lanning said. “She brings a lot on the field in terms of every facet of the game.”
(With Inputs from ESPN)
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