Rachel Trenaman impressing with Australia under-19s

SYDNEY Thunder player Rachel Trenaman is continuing to make those in charge take notice with an impressive tour of South Africa with Australia’s under-19s side.-Sabrang

YOUNG Sydney Thunder player Rachel Trenaman is continuing to make those in charge take notice with an impressive tour of South Africa with Australia’s under-19s side.

A meteoric rises has become something of the norm for the batter-bowler, who played in the under-15s national championships at 12, has now reached the heights of WBBL and the Cricket Australia XI and she turned 17 just 10 days ago.

CA high performance coach Leah Poulton, who is in charge of the female and junior age programs, was impressed with Trenaman’s ability to adapt on the tour and be turning out strong performances.

“They’ve all impressed me in different matches and at different stages,” Poulton said.

“Probably Rachel Trenaman has been the one for us who’s really stood out. Rachel was the captain in the 50-over games and has also managed to score a century and a 90.

“For a young player to come away, first tour over to South Africa, and put two performances like that together it’s pretty impressive.”

Australia play the final against South Africa on Saturday after competing in a tri-series with England in 50-over and T20 format.

Australia lost it’s past two matches, their wins until then enough to put them into the final

The format returns to 50-over, which means Trenaman will return to the side as captain.

Poulton said the tour had been a learning curve for the young side, to understand what is needed to endure the rigours of a tour.

“We’re a young team, so all of our girls are between 14 and 19,” she said.

“Probably at that age is just consistency. We’ve done everything well at various stages across the tournament so far, but it’s just putting a full game together and being able to put it together repeatedly.

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