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Delhi Capitals star omitted from Australia squad after 12 years

Delhi Capitals star omitted from Australia squad after 12 years

Jess is Australia’s most prolific T20I spinner in history with 96 scalps at 19.62 and an economy rate of 5.76.

Jess Jonassen, a stalwart of Australia cricket team and Delhi Capitals team in WPL 2024, finds herself at a crossroads after being omitted from the national squad for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh. This surprising decision comes despite her impressive record as Australia’s most prolific T20I spinner and a key contributor to numerous championship wins.

While Jonassen’s future with the national team remains uncertain, her absence also raises questions about her role with the Delhi Capitals in the ongoing Women’s Premier League (WPL 2024).

Career at a Crossroads: Jess Jonassen

Jonassen’s international career has seen a significant shift. After being a mainstay in the Australian team for over a decade, she has recently found herself out of favor, missing not only the Bangladesh tour but also the previous ODI series against the West Indies and carrying drinks throughout the South Africa series.

This unexpected turn of events comes as the team prioritizes other options, including the emergence of all-rounder Ash Gardner as a potent bowling force.

However, selectors haven’t entirely closed the door on Jess Jonassen, acknowledging her experience and highlighting the potential for injuries to open up opportunities in the future, particularly with two World Cups scheduled in subcontinental conditions – Bangladesh later this year and India in 2025.

Impact on Delhi Capitals: WPL 2024

Jess is Australia’s most prolific T20I spinner in history with 96 scalps at 19.62 and an economy rate of 5.76.

Jess Jonassen absence from the national team coincides with her limited playing time with the Delhi Capitals in the WPL 2024. Despite being a valuable asset with her economical bowling and wicket-taking abilities, she hasn’t found a place in the Capitals’ starting XI this season.

This raises concerns about her utilization in the upcoming WPL 2024 matches.

She was Capitals’ joint second-highest wicket-taker with 9 wickets in the inaugural edition.

Uncertainties Remain:

While Jess Jonassen remains a highly talented and experienced cricketer, the current situation paints an unclear picture for both her international and franchise careers. Whether she can regain her place in the national team or carve out a more prominent role with the Delhi Capitals remains to be seen. Fans and experts alike will be watching closely to see how Jonassen responds to these challenges and proves her mettle in the coming months.

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