Perry injury concern for Games warm-ups

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Australia's all-conquering women's team will quickly attempt to shift from ODI mode to the 20-over format ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

The reigning ODI and T20 world champions will face-off in a tri-series against Pakistan and Ireland to ready themselves for a shot at gold in Birmingham.

Australia will go with their best available XI for the two games each against both opposition in Ireland after a predominantly ODI schedule early in the year.

But superstar allrounder Ellyse Perry may not be in that mix as she deals with a back injury that will restrict her to batting only for an extended period.

"(Perry) unfortunately has that back injury at the moment and is available as a batter," interim Australia coach Shelley Nitschke said.

"She's right in the mix to get an opportunity, but it will come down to the conditions and how we set up with our bowling as well.

"She's well-placed, playing well but unfortunately for her not having that bowling skill ... she's certainly in the mix with her batting."

It has been more than three months since Alyssa Healy blasted 170 in the ODI world cup final victory over England, Australia's last international appearance.

SInce then, Australia have enjoyed some well-earned time off and Nitschke has replaced long-time coach Matthew Mott after he opted to become England's white-ball mentor.

"These games are very important for us to get back into playing cricket and T20 mode as well, which we're coming off a heavy ODI schedule," Nitschke said.

"It's given the players the opportunity to speak about where we're at where we can improve and take our game to the next level as a group.

"There's opportunities here, we've got a great group and we've had some changes to the coaching staff and that presents opportunities for us."

India will be Australia's first Games opponents on July 29 in the pool matches.

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