Melbourne, January 12: The Cricket Australia National Selection Panel (NSP) announced on Wednesday the next 15-player squad for the upcoming Women’s Ashes series against England.
The multi-format series will kick off on January 20 with three T20 Internationals at Adelaide Oval, followed by the Test Match at Oval in Canberra from January 27-30. Oval will also host the first One-Day International, a day-night clash on February 3, while the next two ODIs will be played at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on February 6 and 8.
Across the series, teams receive two points for each ODI and T20 INTL victory, while a Test victory is worth four points. If a match is drawn, the points are shared. The team that accumulates the most points at the end of the series will be handed the ashes.
The Australian team for the Ashes series: Darcie Brown (SA / Northern Districts CC), Nicola Carey (TAS / North Hobart CC), Hannah Darlington (NSW / Campbelltown-Camden CC), Ashleigh Gardner (NSW / Bankstown CC), Rachael Haynes (VC) (NSW / Sydney CC), Alyssa Healy (NSW / Sydney CC), Jess Jonassen (QLD / University of Queensland CC), Alana King (WA / Midland Guildford CC), Meg Lanning (C) (VIC / Box Hill CC), Tahlia McGrath (SA / Glenelg CC), Beth Mooney (QLD / Sandgate-Redcliffe CC), Ellyse Perry (VIC / Dandenong CC), Megan Schutt (SA / Sturt CC), Annabel Sutherland (VIC / Prahan CC) and Tayla Vlaeminck (VIC / Plenty Valley CC).
Head Coach: Matthew Mott and Assistant Coaches: Shelley Nitschke, Ben Sawyer. Speaking on the squad, National Coach Shawn Flegler said: “It has been a tough selection process with so many players coming out of good WBBL tournaments, but we are confident that we have selected a balanced and complete team with players able to play. in all three formats. ” “It’s great to have Rachael Haynes and Megan Schutt back on the squad who missed the Indian Series for personal reasons as well as Jess who recovered from a leg injury; the experience that these three bring to the side is invaluable in a streak like the Ashes. Georgia Wareham’s injury loss has given Alana King a great opportunity to show what she can do at this level and having improved in every facet of her game over the past few seasons, she is well positioned to play a significant role in the series. ” As expected, Sophie Molineux will miss this series due to the stress fracture in her right foot she suffered at the back of the WBBL, but we will continue to monitor her ahead of the World Cup with the aim of her being available. for this tournament. While Georgia Redmayne, Stella Campbell, Maitlan Brown and Molly Strano missed the Indian Series due to a decrease in squad size, we know they will be able to lead the way with the side “A”. and can slip directly to the side if the opportunity arises, “concluded the national coach.
The NSP have also announced the next 15-man Australian “A” squad to face England “A” in three T20s and three 50-a-side games which will be played concurrently with the Ashes.
Australia A squad: Maitlan Brown (NSW / Sydney CC), Erin Burns (NSW / Bankstown CC), Stella Campbell (NSW / Northern District CC), Nicole Faltum (VIC / Dandenong CC), Tess Flintoff (VIC / Ringwood CC), Heather Graham (TAS / Clarence CC), Grace Harris (QLD / Western Suburbs CC), Phoebe Litchfield (NSW / Penrith CC), Katie Mack (ACT / Tuggeranong Valley CC), Georgia Redmayne (C) (QLD / Gold Coast CC) , Courtney Sippel (QLD / Gold Coast CC), Molly Strano (TAS / North Hobart CC / Essendon Maribyrnong Park Ladies CC), Elyse Villani (TAS / North Hobart CC), Georgia Voll (QLD / Sandgate-Redcliffe CC) and Amanda – Jade Wellington (SA / West Torrens CC).
Coach: Jude Coleman and Assistant Coach: Dan Marsh. (ANI)