The Governor-General’s XI match – inspired by the traditional Prime Minister’s XI game – pits some of the best young female players in Australia against a touring team.

Former Australian representative and the highly experienced Alex Blackwell is set to lead the side.

The 35-year-old retired from international and state duties last summer after 251 games across all three formats for her country, as well as being a part of 14 WNCL titles with her domestic side, New South Wales. 

“It’s a great honour to be named captain of the Governor-General’s XI, the Govern-General and Lady Cosgrove are avid followers of the game and great supporters of the game of cricket, in particular for women and girls," she said.

"This opportunity to play in a Governeror-General’s XI for many emerging young Australian cricketers will see them test themselves against the New Zealand ODI team and it will be a great addition for them in their elite pathway to the top of the sport.”

The Kiwi's, who are ranked no.4 in the world in this format, boasts some of the best batters and bowlers in the world including Suzie Bates, Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu.

With the squad set to be announced next week alongside the Australian squad to play in the Commonwealth Bank Women's International Series, there have been a few names thrown up. 

"I think we might see players who have represented Australia already," Blackwall said.

"There were a number of young players in the World Championship side, particularly Sophie Molineux who has been doing great things and it depends on who they see making the bulk of the side for the ODI's coming up."

Molineux only made her ODI debut in October 2018 but has been immense in the three matches she played, taking six wickets with four of those coming in a single match against Pakistan.

Rachel Trenamen was another name thrown up by Blackwall. Teammates at WBBL side Sydney Thunder, the 17-year-old has had previous experience in the Australian set up having captained Australia's 50-over side for an Under 19 tour of South Africa.

During the tour, she achieved scores of 122 and 91, and took three wickets and has since gone on to make her WBBL debut in November 2018.

If you can't make it to Drummoyne Oval on February 28, the match will be broadcasted on Fox Cricket.