Anya included in England squad for Ashes Test
Somerset bowler Anya Shrubsole has been included in the England women’s squad for the Kia Women’s Ashes Test match, which is due to get underway at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence (Canterbury) next Tuesday (11th – 14th August).
The 14-strong squad features just one change from the squad that played in the three Women’s Ashes Royal London One-Day Internationals with former Somerset batsman Fran Wilson replacing Amy Jones. Wilson’s selection reflects her strong recent form which included back-to-back half centuries for the England Women’s Academy in the two warm-up matches against Australia.
England and Kent captain Charlotte Edwards will be hoping that the support of a home crowd during an extended 164th Canterbury Cricket Week will help to give England the edge in the four-day clash, as Australia currently lead the Women’s Ashes series four points to two.
Four Women’s Ashes points will be awarded to the winner of the Kia Women’s Test match and two points will be awarded to each side in the event of a draw.
England’s Women’s Ashes Twenty20 squad will be announced following the conclusion of the Kia Women’s Test match.
England Women’s Ashes Test squad in full:
|Charlotte Edwards (captain)||Kent|
|Heather Knight (vice-captain)||Berkshire|
Anya has kindly agreed to provide us with a diary during the current Ashes Series. You can read the first installment by clicking here