Australian shooter Caitlin Bassett and midcourter Renae Ingles have been named in the Diamonds team after passing fitness tests for Friday’s Constellation Cup decider against New Zealand Silver Ferns on Friday at Perth Arena.
The Diamonds have made two changes for the fourth Test with Ingles and captain Laura Geitz returning to the 12-player team for midcourter Ashleigh Brazill and defender Jo Weston.
Ingles missed the last two Tests, in Auckland and Melbourne, after suffering a calf strain midway through the second quarter of the Diamonds’ 50-44 victory in the opening Test in Christchurch.
Bassett overcame foot soreness to be available for her second international appearance in her hometown of Perth after she was substituted at half-time in the Diamonds 50-47 loss to the Silver Ferns in Melbourne on Sunday.
“It was a very difficult decision to name 12 athletes because they all deserve to line up on Friday. However we opted for experience after Caitlin and Renae were passed fit by the medical staff,” Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander said.
Leading the series 2-1, the Diamonds host New Zealand Silver Fern in the fourth and deciding Test of the 2015 Constellation Cup at Perth Arena on Friday at 6.30pm, local time (9.30pm AEDT).
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