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Cricket Australia have introduced a 15-member squad for the 2023 Girls’s Ashes. The multi-format collection between Australia and England is scheduled to start on June 22 in Nottingham. Australia’s tour to England options one Take a look at, three Twenty 20 Internationals (T20Is), and as many ODIs.
Teenager Phoebe Litchfield has obtained her maiden call-up for the Ashes tour. The 19-year-old batsman has scored back-to-back fifties in his first two ODIs in opposition to Pakistan in January this yr. She is included within the squad as a substitute of all-rounder Heather Graham. Notably, Graham has been named within the Australia A squad and shall be touring England alongside the Ashes squad.
All-rounder Kim Garth can be anticipated to make her debut within the longest format of the sport after being named in Australia’s Ashes Take a look at squad. The 26-year-old cricketer lately participated within the inaugural version of the Girls’s Premier League (WPL) for the Gujarat Giants Girls. She produced a powerful efficiency all through the match, claiming 11 wickets from seven matches, together with a outstanding five-wicket haul within the first sport.
In the meantime, Australia shall be captained by Meg Lanning who led the aspect to a different T20 World Cup in South Africa in February. She additionally led the Delhi Capitals Girls to the inaugural WPL last. Regardless of shedding the ultimate in opposition to Mumbai Indians Girls, the 31-year-old batter has ended her WPL marketing campaign by being the main run-scorer with 345 runs.
Cricket Australia nationwide workforce selector Shawn Flegler mentioned that the choice committee has named a squad much like the one which gained the T20 World Cup. He additionally mentioned that the board sees Litchfield as a long-term participant for the aspect.
“Following the success of the aspect on the latest T20 World Cup, the main focus now turns to the thrilling problem of retaining the Ashes away from dwelling. We have been lucky to have a constant aspect throughout all codecs over the previous couple of years, and in consequence, we’ve got chosen the same group to the squad which gained the T20 World Cup in February. Phoebe Litchfield has taken her sport to the following stage prior to now 12 months, we view her as a long-term participant for Australia, and it is pleasing to reward her progress with choice in an Ashes squad,” Shawn Flegler was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
Australia squad: Meg Lanning (captain), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy (wicketkeeper), Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham
Australia A squad: Maitlan Brown, Lauren Cheatle, Maddy Darke, Heather Graham, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Charli Knott, Kate Peterson, Courtney Sippel, Tayla Vlaeminck, Courtney Webb, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Tahlia Wilson