Australia will be without spinner Jess Jonassen for next month’s all-format series against India due to injury, while swing bowler Megan Schutt has pulled out due to personal reasons, the country’s cricket board said on Wednesday.
Australia’s women will play India in three one-day internationals starting on Sept. 19 in Sydney, followed by a day-night test at the WACA at Perth on Sept. 30. The series will end with three Twenty20 internationals starting on Oct. 7.
Jonassen, the top-ranked bowler in the ODI format, has suffered a bone stress injury in her tibia. Cricket Australia also said pace bowler Belinda Vakarewa had asked not to be considered for selection due to personal reasons.
“We’re fully supportive of the requests from Belinda and Megan to not be considered for selection and will continue to work with them to ensure they have the appropriate support,” said Australia’s national…