NS EXCLUSIVE: TEAM PREVIEW – SAMSUNG AUSTRALIAN DIAMONDS
BY JENNY SINCLAIR
Current INF World Ranking: 1st
2015 Netball World Cup finish: 1st
Squad: Caitlin Bassett, Caitlin Thwaites, Gretel Tippett, Stephanie Wood, Kelsey Browne, Liz Watson, Paige Hadley, Jamie-Lee Price, April Brandley, Jo Weston, Courtney Bruce, Sarah Klau
Captain: Caitlin Bassett
Coach: Lisa Alexander
National coach Lisa Alexander raised a few eyebrows when the Australian Diamonds’ team to contest the World Cup was announced; none more so than by the omission of vice-captain Gabi Simpson, who made way for the recently capped Jamie-Lee Price. Nevertheless, the selectors have chosen a team that is highly versatile, and – for the most part – in good form.