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Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes ODI and Test squads announced


October 10, 2017

The Cricket Australia National Selection Panel (NSP) has today named a 14-player One-Day International and 15-player Test squad for the multi-format Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series which will take place between 22 October and 21 November.

 

A Cricket Australia XI (CAXI) to face England in two 50-over tour matches has also been named.

 

Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes ODI Squad

Kristen Beams VIC                                  

Alex Blackwell (vc) NSW                         

Nicole Bolton WA                                   

Lauren Cheatle NSW                                

Ashleigh Gardner SA                            

Rachael Haynes (c) NSW                       

Alyssa Healy NSW                                     

Jess Jonassen QLD                                   

Tahlia McGrath SA                                

Beth Mooney QLD                                   

Ellyse Perry NSW                                       

Megan Schutt SA                                                      

Elyse Villani WA                                       

Amanda-Jade Wellington SA             

  

Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Test Squad

Kristen Beams VIC                                  

Alex Blackwell NSW                                  

Nicole Bolton WA                               

Lauren Cheatle NSW                              

Ashleigh Gardner SA                            

Rachael Haynes NSW                               

Alyssa Healy NSW                                     

Jess Jonassen QLD                                   

Tahlia McGrath SA                                

Beth Mooney QLD                                   

Ellyse Perry NSW                                       

Megan Schutt SA                                   

Belinda Vakarewa NSW                           

Elyse Villani WA                                   

Amanda-Jade Wellington SA              

 

Cricket Australia XI

Hayleigh Brennan VIC            

Nicola Carey NSW                      

Piepa Cleary WA                   

Heather Graham WA              

Alana King VIC                          

Katie Mack ACT                         

Sophie Molineux VIC              

Georgia Redmayne TAS          

Naomi Stalenberg NSW           

Molly Strano (c) VIC                

Rachel Trenaman NSW             

Belinda Vakarewa NSW            

Tayla Vlaeminck VIC                

 

Australia’s Test squad will be reduced to 13 players following the three-day tour match against an ACT Invitational XI from 3-5 November, whilst a Twenty20 squad will be announced following the third ODI.

 

Speaking on the selection of the ODI and Test squads, National Selector Shawn Flegler said:

 

“This was a really tough selection process for the Panel with some talented players missing out, but we’re confident we have selected a balanced side that has the potential to beat England and retain the Ashes.”

 

“Of the 15 players selected across the weekend, eight posted scores of 50 or more for their domestic sides, including four centuries, whilst fast-bowlers Lauren Cheatle and Tahlia McGrath made successful returns from injury.

 

“It’s important with the multi-format nature of this series to start well, and whilst the big prize is retaining the Ashes, this series presents a golden opportunity for the team to reinstate themselves as the number one ranked side in the world.” 

 

Speaking on the selection of the CAXI, Female High Performance Coach Leah Poulton said:

 

“To have a CAXI include in this series is really exciting and it’s a great chance for the players who have been selected to test themselves against the number one team in the world.”

 

“Whilst they weren’t considered for selection due to their involvement in Australia’s 50-over tour matches, there’s some exciting young talent coming out of Queensland as well which is great to see.

 

“Opportunities like this ensure we continue to develop the players capable of representing Australia in the future and adding to the depth of talent in Australian cricket.”

 

The first match of the series to be played in Brisbane is already sold out, with Australia and England to battle it out across three One-Day Internationals, an inaugural Ashes Day-Night Test match and three Twenty20 Internationals.

 

Fans can secure their tickets to the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes for just $10 for adults and $5 for concessions*, while kids can get in for free^. Each match of the series will also support a nominated charity or the local cricket community, with two dollars from each adult and concession ticket being donated. Details on how to buy tickets are available at www.cricket.com.au/tickets.

 

*At match price. $2.95 per transaction ticket agency fee applies to purchases elsewhere.

^ Kids 15 years and under at date of match. Kids will still need a valid match ticket. Book free kids’ tickets with yours.

 

Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes tour matches

 

50-over matches

16 October – Australia v Queensland Fire, Allan Border Field, Brisbane

16 October – England v Cricket Australia XI, Brisbane (tbc)

18 October – Australia v Queensland Fire, Allan Border Field, Brisbane

18 October – England v Cricket Australia XI, Brisbane (tbc)

 

Three-day day-night matches

3-5 November, Australia v ACT Invitational XI, Manuka Oval, Canberra

3-5 November, England v Cricket Australia XI, Blacktown International Sportspark, Blacktown

 

Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes matches

 

One-Day Internationals

22 October – Allan Border Field, Brisbane

26 October – Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour

29 October – Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour

 

Day-Night Test

9-12 November – North Sydney Oval, North Sydney

 

T20 Internationals

17 November – North Sydney Oval, North Sydney

19 November – Manuka Oval, Canberra

21 November – Manuka Oval, Canberra