Australia announce squad for the Women’s Ashes

Australian woman are all set to resume the 87-year rivalry with England


Australia announces its squad for the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes.

Meg Lanning with no doubt will be leading the team, followed by the experienced and consistent Vice-captain Rachael Haynes. Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Hannah Darlington, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland and Tayla Vlaeminck are also in the squad.

Uncapped Alana King is named for the Ashes series after a stunning performance in Women’s Big Bash League (Perth Scorchers). With 16 wickets and the winning trophy in her hand, Alana looks boosted for her debut against England. Captain Meg quotes that Alana deserves this opportunity to be added in the squads as her remarkable WBBL07 leave selectors without any doubts.

Rachael Haynes and Megan Schutt, having missed the India series are back in the squad. Jess too has recovered from her injury and looks fit to play. Sophie Molineux will miss the series due to right foot fracture, which she suffered during WBBL.

The multi-format series is set to begin from January 20, which includes three T20s, one and only Test match and two ODIs. Two points are awarded for the winning team in ODIs and T20s, while 4 points will be credited to the Test match winning team. If any match leads to draw, points shall be shared.

Australia also announced team ‘Australia A’ which will be facing ‘England A’ for three T20s and three ODIs which will is scheduled concurrently with Ashes.

Australia A’s squad – Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Phoebe Litchfield, Katie Mack, Georgia Redmayne (C), Courtney Sippel, Molly Strano, Elyse Villani, Georgia Voll, and Amanda-Jade Wellington.