Australia have named a 15-player group for the Women’s Ashes this summer, with Edgbaston hosting the first IT20 of the series on Saturday 1 July.

19-year-old batter Phoebe Litchfield is the only new inclusion to the squad that won the T20 World Cup last month in South Africa.

Meg Lanning will captain the world’s number one side who will be seeking to retain the Ashes they won down under last January, and held since 2015, across the multi-format series.

Australia will play England in a Test match at Trent Bridge from June 22, followed by three IT20s and three ODIs. Four points are available in the Test and two in each of the limited-overs games.

Cricket Australia’s Head of Performance and National Selector Shawn Flegler said: “Following the success of the side at the recent T20 World Cup, the focus now turns to the exciting challenge of retaining the Ashes away from home.

“We’ve been fortunate to have a consistent side across all formats over the past couple of years and as a result we have selected a similar group to the squad which won the T20 World Cup in February.

“Phoebe Litchfield has taken her game to the next level in the past 12 months, we view her as a long-term player for Australia and it’s pleasing to reward her progress with selection in an Ashes squad.”

Only limited tickets are now left for the Women’s Ashes IT20 at Edgbaston, with some stands already sold out. Adult tickets are available from only £17, while under 16s are £5. Tickets can be purchased online at

Australia Squad

Meg Lanning (captain), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham.

Over 10,000 sold for Women’s IT20 vs Pakistan

Pakistan Women will be in Birmingham on Saturday 11 May 2024 and over 10,000 tickets have already been sold.

With the Men’s IT20 already sold out, this is your last chance to see Pakistan at Edgbaston next summer and tickets are available from only £17, with under 16s £5.