Wareham recently returned to action for Victoria after more than a year out following an ACL injury in October 2021 during the WBBL. His T20I record is 36 wickets at 13.52 and an economy of 5.80 in 35 matches.
National selector Shawn Flagler said, “It’s been exciting to see Meg and Georgia back in action for Victoria.” “Both bring a wealth of experience to the group, which is always important during major tournaments.
“Georgia in particular has had a tough run of injuries but has shown a lot of resilience and her return is a real boost to the side.”
This means Australia will again have two leg-spinners, as they did in last year’s ODI World Cup, with Wareham alongside Alanna King. Amanda-Jade Wellington missed.
Phoebe Litchfield is the other player who was part of last month’s India tour.
“Alyssa and Jess [Jonassen] Fully fit and expected to fire even after minor injuries, we’ve got a full-strength squad with plenty of variety with both bat and ball when needed. “Heather and Kim both impressed when given the opportunity to be in India during the series, and we know they are ready to play their part if the opportunity arises.
The same squad will be used for the T20I series against Pakistan in late January which will be the team’s last major preparation for the World Cup.
Australia T20 World Cup Team vs Pakistan Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy, D’Arcy Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham