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)
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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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