Australia have named their Test squad for a one-off match against South Africa, recalling Victorian allrounder Sophie Molineux back into the national team.
Molineux's selection into the team sees her return to the national team for the first time since 2021, and she will be the only addition to the squad that competed against South Africa in the three-game ODI series.
Her inclusion means that Lauren Cheatle and Heather Graham have been excluded from the squad. Cheatle was ruled out due to having a skin cancer removed from her neck, while Graham was omitted from the squad.
"Firstly, I'd like to acknowledge Lauren Cheatle's incredible resilience as she continues her recovery from the removal of a skin cancer on her neck," National Selector Shawn Flegler said.
“A vibrant character and a valued team member, we were shattered to learn of Lauren's latest set-back and will continue to support her throughout her recovery.
“Sophie Molineux has put in a huge amount of work off-field over the past 12 months and her performances in the WNCL and for the Governor-General's XI since returning from an ACL injury have been impressive.
“A multi-skilled cricketer with strong leadership qualities, Sophie has been highly rated by the National Selection Panel for a long period of time.
“We're extremely fortunate to have substantial spin-bowling depth within Australian cricket, so for Sophie to earn inclusion in the Test squad is fantastic reward for her perseverance."
Megan Schutt could also feature in her first Test since 2019, having been one of three specialist quicks selected alongside Darcie Brown and Kim Garth.
However, Brown is the number one contender to take Cheatle's vacant spot in the team.
Australia Test squad: Alyssa Healy (c), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham
South Africa Test squad: Laura Wolvaardt, Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Mieke de Ridder, Ayanda Hlubi, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Suné Luus, Eliz-Mari Marx, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Chloé Tryon, Delmi Tucker