Five Victorians in Ashes Squad

Five Victorian Cricket Team members have been named in the Australian Women’s Cricket Team’s 14-player squad for the Commonwealth Bank Ashes Tour of England.

Five Victorians in Ashes Squad

Five Victorian Cricket Team members have been named in the Australian Women’s Cricket Team’s 14-player squad for the Commonwealth Bank Ashes Tour of England.

Captain Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Elyse Villani, Georgia Wareham and Tayla Vlaeminck have all been named in the squad while three Victorians, Sophie Molineux, Molly Strano and Annabel Sutherland have also been selected in the Australia A squad.

Australia and England will contest three One-Day Internationals, a Test match and three T20 Internationals from 2-31 July. T

The Ashes will be awarded to the team that accumulates the most points across the multi-format series. Teams are awarded two points for each ODI and T20 INTL win, while a Test win is worth four points.

Commonwealth Bank Ashes Tour of England – Australia squad

Nicole Bolton, WA

Nicola Carey, TAS

Ashleigh Gardner, NSW

Rachael Haynes, NSW

Alyssa Healy, NSW

Jess Jonassen, QLD

Delissa Kimmince, QLD

Meg Lanning, VIC

Beth Mooney, QLD

Ellyse Perry, VIC

Megan Schutt, SA

Elyse Villani, VIC

Georgia Wareham, VIC

Tayla Vlaeminck, VIC

Speaking on the selection of the Women’s Ashes squad, National Selector Shawn Flegler said:

“We’ve been able to name a reasonably stable squad which is really important with Sophie Molineux the only player to miss out from Australia’s most recent series against New Zealand.

“Sophie has been doing everything she could do prove her fitness having had a shoulder reconstruction back in February, but she still needs a bit more time to make sure she’s 100% so she’ll travel to England with the Australia A side.

“Tayla (Vlaeminck) was also under an injury cloud but she’s back bowling and has had a terrific off-season up in Brisbane, so we’re really excited to see what she can do in English conditions.

“We’re fortunate to be able to take an Australia A side to England as well which will give us flexibility with the squad as we move through the various formats.

The Australia A squad will play matches against the England Women’s Team and England Women’s Academy.

Commonwealth Bank Ashes Tour of England – Australia A squad

Maitlan Brown, ACT

Erin Burns, NSW

Josie Dooley, QLD

Heather Graham, WA

Sammy-Jo Johnson, QLD

Tahlia McGrath, SA

Sophie Molineux, VIC

Georgia Redmayne, QLD

Molly Strano, VIC

Annabel Sutherland, VIC

Rachel Trenaman, NSW

Belinda Vakarewa, TAS

Amanda-Jade Wellington, SA

Women’s Ashes Fixtures

Warm-up matches

26 June – England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough

28 June – England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough

11-13 July – England Women’s Academy v Australia, Marlborough College, Swindon

One-Day Internationals

2 July – 1st ODI, England v Australia, Grace Road, Leicester

4 July – 2nd ODI, England v Australia, Grace Road, Leicester

7 July – 3rd ODI, England v Australia, St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury

Test Match

18-21 July – England v Australia, The County Ground, Taunton

T20 Internationals

26 July – 1st T20I, England v Australia, County Ground, Chelmsford

28 July – 2nd T20I, England v Australia, The County Ground, Hove

31 July – 3rd T20I, England v Australia, Bristol County Ground, Bristol

Australia A Fixtures

Warm-up matches

29 June, England v Australia A, Loughborough

50-over matches

3 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough

5 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough

8 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough

Three-day tour match

12-14 July, England v Australia A, Millfield School, Street

T20’s

17 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Millfield School, Street

19 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Millfield School, Street

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