England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday announced their Women’s Ashes squad and the England Women’s A squad that will accompany the senior group on the tour. There is a 17-man senior group and 12 players in the England Women’s A squad.
“The roster will focus on the senior squad, but there is scope for England Women’s A team members to be called up to the Ashes team during their tour,” ECB said in a statement.
Head Coach Lisa Keightley stated: “It’s always exciting going to Australia to take on the challenge of winning the Ashes and we’re really looking forward to going there and making some memories as a team.”
“This is the first time we have an England Women’s A squad alongside the senior team, which is a big step forward for us. It gives us a lot of depth and offers so much competition for places. It’s also an invaluable development opportunity for those players. players who insist on senior selection.”
England Women A will take on Australia A in matches over 50 and 20, while also playing the England senior team in a number of internal warm-up matches.
England Women’s Ash Team: Heather Knight, Tammy Beaumont, Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danni Wyatt
England Women’s A Squad: Emily Arlott, Lauren Bell, Alice Capsey, Alice Davidson-Richards, Georgia Elwiss, Kirstie Gordon, Eve Jones, Beth Langston, Emma Lamb, Bryony Smith, Ellie Threlkeld, Issy Wong
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