"We feel that the 12 selected players are certainly in contention for the final team but we are unable to select Erin Phillips and Penny Taylor due to WNBA commitments while Marianna Tolo and Abby Bishop are still injured."
Here are some of the players on the squad as their social media selves:
Opals squad: Rebecca Allen, Suzy Batkovic, Sara Blicavs, Natalie Burton, Elizabeth Cambage, Katie-Rae Ebzery, Cayla George, Rachel Jarry, Tessa Lavey, Tess Madgen, Leilani Mitchell, Stephanie Talbot.
Injured: Abby Bishop, Marianna Tolo. Unavailable: Laura Hodges (Bourges, France), Erin Phillips (Dallas Wings, WNBA), Penny Taylor (Phoenix Mercury, WNBA).