India Women in Australia 2005-06 February 24, 2006

Smith steps in for first women's ODI

Cricinfo staff



Lisa Sthalekar was Australia's best player in the one-off Test against India © Getty Images

Clea Smith, the Victoria fast bowler, will replace the Test player Sarah Andrews in the first of three one-day internationals against India at Adelaide on Saturday. Australia, who sealed the one-off Test by an innings earlier this week, will be looking to continue their hold over the tourists in back-to-back matches at St Peter's College over the weekend.

Jodie Purves, the wicketkeeper who scored an unbeaten 43 on Test debut, is also due to play her first ODI after the side was announced today. Karen Rolton leads the team while Lisa Sthalekar, who was Player of the Match in the Test, is her deputy.

Australia, who beat India by 98 runs to secure the World Cup last year, have played their opponents 22 times for 18 wins. The third match will be held at Adelaide's Woodville Oval on Tuesday.

Australia Karen Rolton (capt), Lisa Sthalekar, Alex Blackwell, Kate Blackwell, Melissa Bulow, Cathryn Fitzpatrick, Michelle Goszko, Julie Hayes, Shelley Nitschke, Jodie Purves (wk), Clea Smith.