Brisbane Heat star Georgia Redmayne is considering selection in Australia’s all-conquering women’s cricket team after a brilliant start to the WBBL season.
The opener leads the competition with 216 runs in five matches and has also shown his prowess behind the stumps.
While Alyssa Healy understands the wicket-keeping role well for Australia, there are two batting spots in the national team following Rachel Haynes’ retirement from international cricket and captain Meg Lanning’s indefinite hiatus from the sport.
Redmayne, 28, has been on the fringes of the Australian team for the past two years and feels she is ready to take the next step.
“I’ve wanted to try and make that Australian team for a long time and I feel like my game has really come a long way in the last couple of years,” she said.
“I just want to keep making plays on the board and try to get myself out there. It would be a dream to play for Australia.
“It’s been such a strong team for such a long time. It would be a dream to play even a small part in that.”
If Redmayne needed any more motivation in her quest for national selection, it came at Allan Border Field on Wednesday, where a huge number of trophies won by the Australian women’s team were on display.
The silverware will also be on display in Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne during the WBBL season.
“You really benefit from being around it and learning to win from nowhere,” said Redmayne, who was Australia’s reserve player at this year’s ICC Women’s World Cup.
“I really liked it. I would like to go back there.’
Despite suffering a broken finger in the Heat’s win over the Sydney Thunder on Tuesday night, Redmayne is set to play on Thursday night when Brisbane take on the Adelaide Strikers at AB Field.
“It’s painless … nothing that should keep me from (the match),” said Redmayne, who is a qualified medical practitioner.
Darcy Brown, who won a gold medal with Australia at the Commonwealth Games, said it would be “difficult” to sack Redmayne on Thursday night.
“Hopefully she doesn’t have a good game,” Brown said.