Annabel Sutherland to Have Her ODI Debut

Annabel Sutherland to Have Her ODI Debut

Annabel Sutherland to Have Her ODI Debut

Australian all-rounder Annabel Sutherland will have her international ODI debut in the match series to be played against New Zealand. 

Earlier this year, Australian pace bowler Annabel Sutherland made her international T20I debut against England. Now, she has already been included in Australia’s ODI lineup against New Zealand that is to be played on October 3. 

In an interview about her upcoming debut, Sutherland says, ‘That's certainly the goal. I'm just continuing to build on my game and improve on a few things I identified during the tri-series and World Cup’. 

Considering the fact that the 18-year-old made most of her professional career during the quarantine period, she has indeed grown more confident with her speed and skills. She says, ‘I had a really good go at building a proper strength base and it was a relatively successful pre-season. I was able to stay fit and build some strength along the way'. 

‘I can notice it with my bowling, I'm stronger at the crease so you've got more consistent body positions, which means you have more consistent outcomes in terms of the ball you want to bowl and where that ball actually goes’, Sutherland added.

The said ODI series between Australia and New Zealand will also see the return of the audience as Cricket Australia had announced. Despite the return of the crowds, safety protocols will be observed to ensure the safety of the players, the spectators, and the staff. 

The series will kick off with three T20Is that will start on September 26 at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane. After the T20Is, the three ODIs will be held starting on October 3 at the same venue. To further understand how these cricket formats are played, head over to Betwala. 

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