Women's World T20 2016 March 10, 2016

Carey replaces Harris in Australia Women's WT20 squad

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Grace Harris was ruled out of Australia Women's World T20 squad because of deep vein thrombosis © Cricket Australia/Getty Images

Uncapped 22-year-old allrounder Nicola Carey will replace allrounder Grace Harris, who is suffering from deep vein thrombosis (DVT), in Australia Women's World T20 squad.

Australia's team doctor Leanne Hutchison said: "Grace has been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis and started treatment for the condition. After consultation with external specialists and the medical team at Cricket Australia, the decision was made that it was not medically safe for her to fly and play whilst undergoing treatment."

Carey, whose recent match-time includes 16 wickets at 21.50 for Sydney Thunder Women in the Big Bash League, will join the squad on Saturday, ahead of Australia's warm-up match against West Indies in Chennai on Monday.

Carey had received a last-minute call-up to Australia's squad during the last World T20 as well, when Sarah Coyte fell ill, but she did not get a game.

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  • Craig on March 15, 2016, 0:25 GMT

    What is with you other posters. Why do you not post on women's cricket? Australia, in case you were not aware of it are world T20 chanpions, the best ODI side and along with England the best Test side. They also boast two of the world's finest players in Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry. C'mon people, Australian cricket is not just about the men. Give the girls a shot.

  • Craig on March 15, 2016, 0:21 GMT

    Why draft in Nicola Carey and not play her? Time Sarah Coyte was dumped from this side. She no longer contributes enough with either bat or ball. Carey showed in the Aussie domestic season she is a promising all rounder.

  • Craig on March 11, 2016, 1:45 GMT

    Having a whinge. Why is Australia not being given two warm up games like the rest of the nations?

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