Heather and Anya named in Kia Women's Test squad

Heather Knight and Anya Shrubsole have been named in the England Women squad of the must-win Kia Women’s Test.

Fellow Western Storm star, Fran Wilson will stay with the Test group in Taunton as cover.

Ahead of the clash England Captain, Heather Knight said: “It’s obviously a very important match for us and we need to win it to stay in the series.

“The beauty of the multi-format points series means we’re still very much in the battle. We can get back to 6-4 with a win in the Test match and that’s exciting.

“The warm-up at Millfield was ideal. We saw batters get runs and spend time in the middle whilst the bowlers performed well to bowl out the opposition twice on a flat one. We’re raring to go again to get back into the Ashes.”

Kirstie Gordon, who impressed in last winter’s ICC Women’s World T20 before picking up a stress fracture, is brought into the squad after taking eight wickets in the warm-up fixture between Australia and England Women’s Academy.

England’s warm-up game – against Australia A – ended in victory, with centuries for Tammy Beaumont, Amy Jones and Nat Sciver.

Danni Wyatt and Jenny Gunn, who were a part of the ODI squad, will stay with England Women’s Academy to take part in T20s against Australia A and Ireland, the latter fixtures a replacement for Ireland’s series against Zimbabwe which as cancelled.

Alex Hartley, like Wilson, will remain with the Test group in Taunton.

The full squad is:

Heather Knight (Captain)

Tammy Beaumont

Katherine Brunt

Kate Cross

Sophie Ecclestone

Georgia Elwiss

Kirstie Gordon

Amy Jones

Laura Marsh

Nat Sciver

Anya Shrubsole

Lauren Winfield

Sarah Taylor

Tickets for the Kia Women’s Test are still available and can be purchased by clicking here

Tickets cost just £10 per day in advance for adults, £7 for students and £3 for under 18s.

A four-day pass is also available for  a cost of just £30 for adults.

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