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Southern Stars unchanged for South Africa

AAP logoAAP 7/11/2016 Warren Barnsley and Jason Phelan

In-form Australia is unchanged for the women's one-day international series against South Africa from the team that thrashed Sri Lanka.

The world champion Southern Stars will play the world No.6 South Africans in five ODI matches, beginning on November 18 at Canberra's Manuka Oval.

"It's always nice to have a similar squad ... we've had some really good performances in the WNCL (domestic competition) over the first few rounds," skipper Meg Lanning told reporters on Tuesday.

"It's nice to have batters and bowlers who are consistently performing well at state and international level.

"I'm really happy with the squad."

Players outside the squad will have the opportunity to press their claims for inclusion in the last two games of the series at state level.

Lanning will lead the side fresh from breaking her own Australian women's domestic cricket batting record when she smashed 190 against Tasmania late last month.

"I was disappointed after Sri Lanka to not make any big scores," she said.

"So I was keen to really go on with it and make a big score if I got the chance in the domestic season.

"I'm happy with where my game is at at the moment and hopefully that translates into big scores against South Africa."

Vice-captain Alex Blackwell, all-rounder Ellyse Perry and wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy have also registered centuries in recent women's national cricket league outings.

Australia have taken an unassailable lead in the inaugural ICC Women's Championship with one round left to play and will be presented their trophy after the third ODI on November 23 in Sydney.

The result also means the Stars, who completed an emphatic 4-0 clean sweep of their one-day series in Sri Lanka in September, qualify for next year's World Cup in England.

Southern Stars squad: Meg Lanning (capt), Alex Blackwell (vice-capt), Kristen Beams, Nicole Bolton, Rene Farrell, Holly Ferling, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani.

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