That last innings came in a rollicking stand of 129 runs in 10.2 overs with Ashley Gardner the pair providing great power to an excellent batting line-up.
Lanning will return to the T20 squad on Tuesday, having missed the tour of India while taking a break from the game. She is set to open against Pakistan alongside the prolific Beth Mooney, while Alyssa Healy is recovering from a calf strain.
“It was great to see him bowl those overs in India, and I think he will play a big role for us in this T20 and the World Cup as well.”
Lanning on Alice Perry
Healy is on track to be available for the World Cup in South Africa where he will return to the top of the order in what will shape up to be a formidable batting line-up.
“[The Pakistan series] Gives people an opportunity to come in and play a slightly different role… There are a lot of options, sometimes that makes it more complicated,” Lanning said. A lot of the game will come down to the match-up and who we’re coming up against.”
Alice Perry to play ‘major role’ in World Cup
“In the overs in India, he came out and bowled differently than he has in the past,” Lanning said. “That game has always been there for him, but now he has the confidence to come out and dominate the attack, he can hit the ball as hard as anyone in world cricket.
“It was great to see him bowl that over in India, and I think he’s going to play an important role for us in this T20 and the World Cup as well. He can be really dominant, especially against spin, so I’m excited to see what kind of role he plays for us. can observe.”
“It’s great to see Wolfie [Wareham] Coming back, he’s had a tough road over the last 18 months but he’s a very important part of our team,” Lanning said. “He brings a lot to the field in terms of every aspect of the game.”