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Cricket Australia named Australia and Australia A squads for CommBank Women’s Ashes Tour

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Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel (NSP) has today announced the Australia and Australia A squads for the CommBank Women’s Ashes Tour of the UK 2023.

Rising talent Phoebe Litchfield has been selected for her first CommBank Women’s Ashes Tour and is the only change to the Australian squad which secured a record-extending sixth T20 World Cup title in South Africa last month.

Australia will play one Test match, three T20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals in the multi-format series from mid-June to mid-July.

The Australia A squad, which includes a mix of senior and developing young players, will play three T20s and three 50-over fixtures which run concurrently to the Ashes.

In addition, Australia and England will each play a three-day warm-up match against England A and Australia A respectively, in preparation for the Test match which begins on June 22 at Trent Bridge.

Courtney Webb, the 2022-23 WNCL Player of the Year, has been selected alongside Tayla Vlaeminck, who is continuing her rehabilitation from a significant foot injury.

Australia Squad

Meg Lanning (VIC/Box Hill CC) – captain

Darcie Brown (SA/Northern Districts CC)

Ashleigh Gardner (NSW/Bankstown CC)

Kim Garth (VIC/Dandenong CC)

Grace Harris (QLD/Western Suburbs CC)

Alyssa Healy (NSW/Sydney CC)

Jess Jonassen (QLD/Valley Districts CC)

Alana King (WA/Midland Guildford CC)

Phoebe Litchfield (NSW/Penrith CC)

Tahlia McGrath (SA/Glenelg CC)

Beth Mooney (WA/Sandgate-Redcliffe CC)

Ellyse Perry (VIC/Dandenong CC)

Megan Schutt (SA/Sturt CC)

Annabel Sutherland (VIC/Prahran CC)

Georgia Wareham (VIC/Essendon Maribyrnong Park CC)

Australia A Squad

Maitlan Brown (NSW/Sydney CC)

Lauren Cheatle (NSW/Campbelltown Camden District CC)

Maddy Darke (WA/Subiaco-Floreat CC)

Nicole Faltum (VIC/Dandenong CC)

Tess Flintoff (VIC/Ringwood CC)

Heather Graham (TAS/Clarence District CC)

Charli Knott (QLD/University of Queensland CC)

Kate Peterson (SA/Glenelg CC)

Courtney Sippel (QLD/Gold Coast District CC)

Tayla Vlaeminck (VIC/Plenty Valley CC)

Courtney Webb (SA/Glenelg CC)

Amanda-Jade Wellington (SA/West Torrens CC)

Tahlia Wilson (NSW/St George-Sutherland CC)

Australia’s squad for the One-Day International series against Ireland will be announced at the conclusion of the Women’s Ashes Test in Nottingham.

CA’s Head of Performance (Women’s Cricket) and National Selector, Shawn Flegler said:

“Following the success of the side at the recent T20 World Cup, the focus now turns to the exciting challenge of retaining the Ashes away from home.

“We’ve been fortunate to have a consistent side across all formats over the past couple of years and as a result we have selected a similar group to the squad which won the T20 World Cup in February.

“Phoebe Litchfield has taken her game to the next level in the past 12 months, we view her as a long-term player for Australia and it’s pleasing to reward her progress with selection in an Ashes squad.

“The Australia A squad contains experienced performers in domestic cricket, along with several emerging players who we believe have exciting futures ahead of them.

“It’s hugely beneficial to have an Australia A component to the tour and provide an opportunity for our developing players to test themselves in conditions they may not experience in Australia.

“The nature of concurrent tours also offers flexibility and allows players to be available for and cross over into both squads, whether it be from a preparation perspective or to provide an opportunity at international level.

“Tayla Vlaeminck is progressing in her rehabilitation and is working back towards full bowling fitness; she is a highly regarded talent and is certainly part of our plans moving forward.”

CommBank Women’s Ashes Tour of the UK 2023

Jun 15-17: Three-day warm-up match vs. England A | TBC

Jun 22-26: Test match | Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Jul 1: First T20I | Edgbaston, Birmingham

Jul 5: Second T20I | The Oval, London

Jul 8: Third T20I | Lord’s, London

Jul 12: First ODI | County Ground, Bristol

Jul 16: Second ODI | The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Jul 18: Third ODI | County Ground, Taunton

Australia A v England A*

Jun 15-17: Three-day warm-up match vs. England

Jun 21: First T20

Jun 23: Second T20

Jun 25: Third T20

Jun 28: First 50-over

Jun 30: Second 50-over

Jul 2: Third 50-over

*Venues TBC


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