Women’s Ashes 2023: England Women has announced the squad for their one-off Ashes 2023 Test slated to be played from June 22. And there comes a surprise call-up for Lauren Filer who will make her debut in the first Test of the Ashes series slated to be played this week at Trent Bridge. Along with Filer, Danni Wyatt who has played 245 white-ball fixtures will play her first Test against Australia.
Filer was one of the uncapped players named in England’s squad for the one-off Test along with all-rounder Danielle Gibson who was initially overlooked in the Playing XI. Filer has been sensational in domestic fixtures scalping five wickets in the Charlotte Edwards Cup & eight scalps during the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy in the latest edition. Thus she will get a chance to prove her prowess in England’s Test. Her standout ability to swing the ball makes her a standout player as she will be the one to look out for.
Issy Wong will miss the chance to feature in England’s squad for Ashes Test
Issy Wong who made her International debut in the Test match against South Africa in 2022 is overlooked for the one-off Test. She played a key role in Mumbai’s Campaign during the WPL 2023 and was the first women player to register a hat-trick in the league. However, her lean form has forced the management to keep her away from Ashes Test.
Meanwhile, Kate Cross who has played six Tests during her 73-match England career will spearhead the hosts seam attack. Their seam attack looks fragile as they miss the services of Katherine Sciver-Brunt and Anya Shrubsole over the past 18 months, & now adding to the complexity is the absence of Lauren Bell who made her debut along with Wong last year.
Despite being a part of England’s Test Squad, Wyatt went on to play a Test match for England A during their warm-up fixture against a senior Australian team & scored 37 runs off 46 balls before getting dismissed for LBW by Australia’s quick Darcie Brown. Alice Capsey & Davidson Richards were released from the Test squad to play for England A in their first t20 against Australia A today at Loughborough
Women’s Ashes 2023: England Women’s Test team
Tammy Beaumont, Emma Lamb, Heather Knight (capt), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Sophia Dunkley, Danielle Wyatt, Amy Jones (wk), Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Lauren Filer, Lauren Bell
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