Amy Jones and Issy Wong have been named in the Metro Bank Women's Ashes LV= Insurance Test squad.

England Women’s Test squad will play Australia A in a three-day warm-up fixture at the Incora County Ground, Derbyshire (15-17 June). 

Heather Knight’s outfit then kick off their Ashes summer with a five-day Test match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham (22-26 June). 

The multi-format series will consist of one LV= Insurance Test match (worth four points), three ODIs and three Vitality IT20s (each worth two points). The Test match will be England Women’s first over five days on home soil, and their first visit to Trent Bridge since 2000.

Edgbaston kickstarts the white ball series by hosting the first IT20 on Saturday 1 July (6.30pm). Over 16,000 tickets have already been sold for the match, which is set to beat the attendance record for a standalone women’s international in the UK.

Meanwhile, England A, captained by Northern Diamonds’ Lauren Winfield-Hill, will also play the senior Australia Women’s team in a three-day warm-up at Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicestershire (15-17 June).

Central Sparks and Bears Women Eve Jones will join Alice Davidson-Richards and Danielle Wyatt in representing England A in the warm-up matches.

England Women’s A squad will contest their own IT20 and ODI series against their Australian counterparts, the squads for which will be announced in due course.

Head Coach Jon Lewis said: “We are looking forward to what promises to be an exciting Ashes series. We are fortunate that our talent pool is growing fast, this has enabled us to pick a nicely balanced squad.

“Dani (Danielle Gibson) is one of the form cricketer’s in the country, she is improving both with bat and ball and if selected in the team, offers us a dynamic cricketer who can change the momentum of the game.

“Lauren is a genuine wicket-taking threat with good pace and swing. Again, if selected in the playing 11, she offers us a point of difference in our bowling attack that could impact a Test match at any point in the game.

“Our preparations are going well and this week’s upcoming games against Australia A and Australia give us another great opportunity to rehearse for the Test match next week. 

“To have two Ashes series running alongside each other is very special and we look forward to entertaining our fans and gaining some new ones along the way.”

England Women’s Ashes Test Squad

Heather Knight (Captain, Western Storm)
Tammy Beaumont (The Blaze)
Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers)
Alice Capsey (South East Stars)
Kate Cross (Thunder)
Alice Davidson-Richards (South East Stars)
Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars)
Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder)
Lauren Filer (Western Storm)
Danielle Gibson (Western Storm)
Amy Jones (Central Sparks)
Emma Lamb (Thunder)
Nat Sciver-Brunt (vice-captain, The Blaze)
Issy Wong (Central Sparks)
Danielle Wyatt (Southern Brave)

England Women’s A squad to face Australia in warm-up

Lauren Winfield-Hill (captain, Northern Diamonds)
Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers)
Alice Davidson-Richards (South East Stars)
Freya Davies (South East Stars)
Charlie Dean (vice-captain, Southern Vipers)
Sarah Glenn (The Blaze)
Kirstie Gordon (The Blaze)
Eva Gray (Sunrisers)
Bess Heath (Northern Diamonds)
Eve Jones (Central Sparks)
Paige Scholfield (South East Stars)
Grace Scrivens (Sunrisers)
Danielle Wyatt (Southern Vipers)

Over 19,000 tickets sold for Women’s Ashes IT20

For the first time, Edgbaston will host a Women’s Ashes IT20 as the oldest rivalry in cricket returns to Birmingham – and over 19,000 tickets have already been sold!

Watch local stars including Amy Jones and Issy Wong in action as we make history on Saturday 1 July, 6.30pm start. Limited tickets are left from only £17 for adults and under 16s £5.