15-player Women's Ashes squad announced

01 Jun 2015

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The Women's National Selection Panel (WNSP) have announced a 15-player Women's Ashes squad.

The Test and ODI squads for the Women's Ashes will have the same 14-player group, with one change to the T20 squad. Queensland all-rounder Delissa Kimmince will come in for Victoria batter Nicole Bolton.

The ACA would like to congratulate all the players chosen to represent Australia at the Women's Ashes.

Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars Women's Ashes squad

Meg Lanning (Vic) Captain
Alex Blackwell (NSW) Vice Captain
Kristen Beams (Vic)
Nicole Bolton (Vic) *Test and ODI squads only
Jess Cameron (Vic)
Sarah Coyte (NSW)
Rene Farrell (ACT)
Holly Ferling (Qld)
Alyssa Healy (NSW)
Jess Jonassen (Qld)
Delissa Kimmince (Qld) *T20 International squad only
Erin Osborne (NSW)
Ellyse Perry (NSW)
Megan Schutt (SA)
Elyse Villani (Vic)

Commenting on the chosen squad, WNSP Chair of Selectors Julie Savage said:
"The Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars have some of the world's leading players in women's cricket, but the success of the playing group is due to the strong depth of talent and all players consistently contributing.

"Three players - Nicole Bolton, Kristen Beams and Jess Jonassen - selected in the Test squad are in line to make their Test debut.

"Jess Jonassen will give the team a versatile all-round option having developed from a successful short-form bowler to a match-winning all-rounder with her consistent ability to clear the fence when batting.

"Nicole Bolton produced a memorable ODI debut in the last Ashes series in January 2014, bringing up a century at the MCG, and has followed this with a number of big scores, proving she can bat for a very long time with great concentration.

"Kristen Beams has come into the group as a mature player having dealt with a previous shoulder injury to produce wonderful results domestically. She is a leg-spin bowler who can be a wicket-taking weapon in a Test match.

"Holly Ferling returns to the national line-up after missing the last international summer with a back injury. She's been training very well at the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and will spearhead our pace attack with Ellyse Perry.

"Delissa Kimmince comes into our T20 squad as an athletic and explosive all-round player. She will be tricky to bowl to because she has the ability to play innovative shots coupled with traditional stroke play," Savage said.

Click here for the Women's Ashes fixture.