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A handful of Sydney Sixers are set to headline the upcoming CommBank Women’s Ashes Tour of the UK, with both the Australia and Australia A squads announced today by Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel (NSP).
WBBL|08 Player of the Tournament, and more recently T20 World Cup Player of the Series, Ashleigh Gardner joins international mainstays Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry in the Australian squad, while the next generation of Sixers stars in Maitlan Brown, Lauren Cheatle and Kate Peterson have all been named as part of the Australia A side.
Australia is set to play one Test match, three One-Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals as part of the multi-format series from mid-June to mid-July, while the Australia A squad will play three T20s as well as three 50-over fixtures, running concurrently to the Ashes.
Additionally, Australia and England will each play a three-day warm-up against England A and Australia A respectively in preparation for the Test match at Trent Bridge beginning on June 22.
Australia’s squad for the One-Day series against Ireland is set to be announced at the conclusion of the Women’s Ashes Test in Nottingham.
Cricket Australia’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.
“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 the 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.
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/Valleys Districts CC)
Alana King (WA/Midland Guildford CC)
Phoebe Litchfield (NSW/Penrith CC)
Tahlia McGrath (SA/Glenelg CC)
Beth Mooney (WA/Sandgate-Redcliff 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)
CommBank Women’s Ashes Tour of the UK 2023:
Jun 15-17: Three-day warm-up match vs. England A | County Ground, Leicester
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