Former Ireland all-rounder Kim Garth included in Australia's squad

The 26-year-old Garth relocated to Australia in 2020 when she signed a contract with Cricket Victoria. She earned permanent residency the previous year, making her eligible for Australia selection once three years had passed since her last appearance for Ireland, which occurred in September. She has participated in 34 ODIs and 51 T20Is for Ireland, accumulating 65 wickets and 1210 runs.

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With her first Australia call-up for the T20I tour of India next month, former Ireland all-rounder Kim Garth is on the cusp of playing international cricket for a second country.
The 26-year-old Garth relocated to Australia in 2020 when she signed a contract with Cricket Victoria. She earned permanent residency the previous year, making her eligible for Australia selection once three years had passed since her last appearance for Ireland, which occurred in September. She has participated in 34 ODIs and 51 T20Is for Ireland, accumulating 65 wickets and 1210 runs.
"[Kim has] been in our thinking, she's had a couple of strong seasons with the ball and adds extra depth to our pace-bowling stocks," national selector Shawn Flegler said. "She's a new-ball option but has a great change of pace as well."
Uncapped batter Phoebe Litchfield has been also included in the squad, which will be captained by Alyssa Healy in Meg Lanning's absence. Litchfield, 19 years old, is regarded as one of the most promising batters in the country. All-rounder Heather Graham has also been recalled in the team.
"It's one of the most exciting names in the squad," Healy said. "She made the move to Australia to try and do just this, play for Australia. The way she has developed over the years is impressive. Her new-ball skills with T20 cricket is what we need and she also has variations through the middle that are very handy. She's a great addition. Everyone is very excited for her. It's a big move to come all the way for Ireland to chase a dream, and she's done that. I am sure she is going to look at home in the green and gold and hopefully she can have a great career."
The five-match series against India starts on December 9, with all matches taking place at the DY Patil and Brabourne stadiums in Mumbai.