Australian leg-spinner Georgia Wareham is looking forward to playing her first international match in front of her home crowd.
The 19-year-old, who is from Mortlake in the western part of Victoria will take to the field at Junction Oval in St Kila on Sunday in the final match of the One-Day International Series against New Zealand.
It will be the first time Wareham pulls on the green and gold in front of family and friends since making her Australian debut in September 2018.
"It’s pretty special. A few family [members will be] in the crowd will be special for the first international match at Junction,” she said.
“I think anytime I get to pull on the green and gold is special but I guess doing it at home is a bonus.”
The match also marks the first international game at the ground since its redevelopment last year.
It was less than five months ago when Wareham, who rose rapidly through the representative ranks, made her maiden international debut during the opening T20I Series against New Zealand at North Sydney Oval.
While the game on the weekend is effectively a dead rubber as Australia wrapped up the Rose Bowl Trophy after taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in Adelaide, Wareham said it would be great to finish the Series undefeated.
“I think it would be a great way to finish our summer of cricket in Australia and even better and even better if we can top it off with a win,” she said.
The final match between Australia and New Zealand will begin at 10:50am (local time) on March 3.