Home World Brisbane Heat’s Georgia Redmayne is aiming for a place in Australia

Brisbane Heat’s Georgia Redmayne is aiming for a place in Australia

35
0
Hit star Georgia Redmayne is eyeing a place in the Australian squad. Photo: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

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.

Read on

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.”

Georgia Redmayne of the Heat (left) and Darcy Brown of the Strikers enjoy the sight of the silver cups won by the national women's cricket team.  Photo: Chris Hyde/Getty Images
Georgia Redmayne of the Heat (left) and Darcy Brown of the Strikers enjoy the sight of the silver cups won by the national women’s cricket team. Photo: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

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.

Brisbane

Marco Monteverde is a sports reporter for NCA Newswire in Brisbane. He worked in a similar role for The Courier-Mail from 2007 to 2020. During a journalistic career spanning more than 25 years, he also worked in… Read more

Read on

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/breaking-news/brisbane-heat-star-pushing-for-australian-selection/news-story/f2f63c4decfd2c25d31ffe509da7f918

Previous article2023 Skoda Enyaq RS iV spotted, Australian launch plan unclear
Next articleCYPRESS DEVELOPMENT ENGAGES THYSSENKRUPP NUCERA FOR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING OF CHLOR-ALKALI PLANT IN FEASIBILITY STUDY