England women’s selectors today named a 15-player squad for the England women’s tour of Australia in January.
Pace bowler Katherine Brunt will return to the squad following a period of strength and conditioning as will left-arm spinner Holly Colvin after a busy three months of University studies. England stalwart Beth Morgan will also re-join the squad as they head Down Under to defend their Ashes crown.
England Women’s Academy graduates Susie Rowe and Fran Wilson have secured a place in the squad after both demonstrated their skills to selectors on the recent tour of Sri Lanka.
England will play three One Day Internationals, a five match international Twenty20 series and a four-day Test for the women’s Ashes from 5th-25th January.
The 1st and 2nd Twenty20 matches will be played directly before England men play Australia on 12th and 14th January, at the Adelaide Oval and the MCG respectively. Both of these matches will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
Clare Connor, Head of England Women’s Cricket said: ‘After an unbeaten tour to Sri Lanka, the selectors have made a few adjustments to the squad that will travel to Australia. The recent Sri Lanka tour successfully exposed some of our recent Academy graduates to international cricket, all of whom took their opportunities with Susie Rowe and Fran Wilson retaining their spots for the tour to Australia. Every cricketer dreams of a tour to Australia and I am confident that this squad will return with many successes to speak of, most notably with the Ashes retained.’
England women’s squad
Charlotte Edwards, Captain (Kent)
Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire)
Holly Colvin (Sussex)
Jenny Gunn, vice captain (Nottinghamshire)
Lydia Greenway (Kent)
Lauran Griffiths (Cheshire)
Isa Guha (Berkshire)
Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire)
Heather Knight (Berkshire)
Laura Marsh (Sussex)
Beth Morgan (Middlesex)
Susie Rowe (Kent)
Claire Taylor (Berkshire)
Fran Wilson (Somerset)
Danielle Wyatt (Staffordshire)
England Women v Australia Women, January 2011
One Day International Series
Wednesday, 5 January, 1st ODI Perth, 10.00am
Friday, 7 January, 2nd ODI Perth, 2.30pm
Sunday, 9 January, 3rd ODI Perth, 10.00am
Wednesday, 12 January, 1st T20 Adelaide Oval*, 2.00pm
Friday 14 January, 2nd T20 Melbourne MCG*, 2.35pm
Sunday, 16 January, 3rd T20, Canberra, 12.05pm
Monday, 17 January, 4th T20, Canberra, 3.05pm
Tuesday, 18 January, 5th T20, Canberra, 3.05pm
Saturday 22-Tuesday 25, January, Sydney Bankstown, 10.30am
*These matches will be played directly before England v Australia (men) 1st and 2nd International Twenty20 matches.
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