England Women have named their Vitality IT20 Women’s Ashes squad for their forthcoming fixtures against Australia, starting at Edgbaston on Saturday.

Issy Wong is recalled after missing out on selection for the World Cup and featuring in the recent England Women A T20 matches against Australia A.

Western Storm all-rounder Danielle Gibson receives her first full IT20 call-up after travelling to the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup as a travelling reserve in February and being named in England’s Ashes Test squad earlier this month.

Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sarah Glenn and Lauren Winfield-Hill, who were all part of the squad for the T20 World Cup in February, are among the 16 names selected.

Heather Knight’s group take on Australia at Edgbaston this Saturday with a record crowd expected. Over 18,000 tickets have now been sold, with only limited seats now left in some stands. Tickets are still available from only £17.

Meanwhile, fresh from their hat-trick of T20 victories over Australia A, England Women A have announced a squad for their opening 50-over fixture against Australia A at Loughborough today (Wednesday 28 June, kick-off 11am). Grace Scrivens will captain the side for their 50-over campaign.

Head coach Jon Lewis said: “We’re really looking forward to our IT20s in the next part of our Ashes Series.

“A number of those selected have performed exceptionally well for England A in their short format fixtures and it’s great to have them back with us.

“Danielle Gibson is selected for the first time in our IT20 squad, she is in great form at regional level and has the potential to impact the game whenever she is called upon.

“Issy Wong returns to the T20 squad after her success in the Women’s Premier League with Mumbai Indians, it will be exciting to see how she has progressed and grown from those experiences.

“We look forward to playing these three matches and putting on a show for everyone to enjoy.”

England Women Vitality IT20 Women’s Ashes squad

Heather Knight (captain, Western Storm)
Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers)
Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers)
Alice Capsey (South East Stars)
Kate Cross (Thunder)
Freya Davies (South East Stars)
Charlie Dean (Southern Vipers)
Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars)
Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder)
Danielle Gibson (Western Storm)
Sarah Glenn (The Blaze)
Amy Jones (Central Sparks)
Nat Sciver-Brunt (vice-captain, The Blaze)
Issy Wong (Central Sparks)
Lauren Winfield-Hill (Northern Diamonds)
Danielle Wyatt (Southern Brave)

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.