England Women’s Ashes Squad

The ECB have announced England’s squad for the Women’s Ashes ODIs, beginning in Taunton on Tuesday 21st July. There are 14 names on the list, and the big news is the recall of Sussex’s Georgia Elwiss. Elwiss was one of only two players to come out of this winter with her reputation enhanced – the other being Middlesex’s Alex Hartley. Both Elwiss and Hartley shone for “The Academy”, England Women’s equivalent of the men’s Lions, the former with the bat and the latter with the ball. It is with the bat that England have struggled more of late, which explains Elwiss’ inclusion in this squad; though Hartley could yet get her shot later, more likely in the T20s than the Test.

Another point of note is the inclusion of Becky Grundy ahead of England’s World Number One Ranked T20 bowler, Dani Hazell. Grundy was set to play a big part in England’s plans last summer, when injury cruelly intervened to rob her of that opportunity, but the selectors clearly rate her, and now she has her chance once again to prove why.

Full ODI Squad:

  • Charlotte Edwards (C)
  • Heather Knight (VC)
  • Katherine Brunt
  • Kate Cross
  • Georgia Elwiss
  • Lydia Greenway
  • Rebecca Grundy
  • Jenny Gunn
  • Amy Jones
  • Laura Marsh
  • Nat Sciver
  • Anya Shrubsole
  • Sarah Taylor
  • Lauren Winfield
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2 thoughts on “England Women’s Ashes Squad

  1. It is a credit to these players that the majority demand selection with such regularity. But with every passing series I ask the same question where are the next generation….

    Will these players also dominate the Super League or will we see the next generation arrive and thrive?

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  2. Interesting last paragraph, which I am staggered did not read “Another point of note is the inclusion of :Laura Marsh ahead of England’s World Number One Ranked T20 bowler, Dani Hazell”.
    Why – well both are right arm spinners (whilst Backs is left arm), Becks performed really well in the ODIs in NZ and her record (and it is a record) of bowling her full allocation of overs in her first 10 internationals demonstrates Lottie’s faith in her abilities.
    Assuming Hazell was dropped (perhaps she is missing for medical reasons – I don’t know) then the only question would seem to be why Hartley didn’t get in ahead of Marsh. Becks’ selection is a no brainer.

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