'Ellyse Perry will be pivotal for Australia in the T20 WC'- Meg Lanning

image-ld8ftaabEllyse Perry [Source: Twitter]

Australia captain Meg Lanning faces a problem of plenty, with the likes of Annabel Sutherland, Ashleigh Gardner and the returning Ellyse Perry eying one spot in the playing XI. 

Perry, who made a triumphant return to international cricket last month in India after a long injury layoff, has been one of the crucial members of the set-up over the years.

Lanning, who will open the batting in the absence of Alyssa Healy against Pakistan Women in the first T20I, said that Perry would be pivotal for Australia in the upcoming ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023. 

Healy's inclusion in the T20I XI will see Lanning move down the order, cramping a robust middle order even more.

As per PerthNow, Lanning sounded excited to see how the celebrated all-rounder performs for them going forward.

Here's what Lanning said

"Over in India she came out and played in a different way to what she has in the past. That game has always been there for her, but now she is confident to come out and dominate attacks, she can hit the ball as hard as anyone in world cricket,

"To see her do that over in India was great, and I think she will play a pivotal role for us moving through these T20s and in the World Cup as well. She can really dominate against spin in particular, so I'm excited to see what sort of a role she can play for us."

Perry will be in action in the three-T20I series against Pakistan starting tomorrow in the first encounter at North Sydney Oval.

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