The Women's Ashes warm-ups is all set to get underway from November 3    Getty Images (File Photo)
The Women’s Ashes warm-ups is all set to get underway from November 3 Getty Images (File Photo)

National Selection Panel of Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday announced the 15-member Australia squad for the Women’s Ashes 2017-18 slated to get underway from November 2017. Apart from the main squad, CA also announced a Cricket Australia XI and an ACT Invitational XI to play the warm-up ties against England Women and Australia Women respectively, in build-up to the main tournament. Both warm-up ties will be played on Friday, November 3, while Test squad members such as Jess Jonassen, Tahlia McGrath and Belinda Vakarewa and South Africans Marizanne Kapp and Dane Van Niekerk would feature in the ACT Invitational XI. It was also reported that the main Test squad would be curtailed to 13-member squad following the conclusion of the warm-up ties. Australia Women dethrone England Women to ace ODI rankings

Shawn Flegler, CA National Selector on Cricket Australia XI squad

The CA XI tour match is going to give some of the nation’s emerging players the chance to test themselves against a world champion side in England. The depth within Australian cricket is at an all-time high and opportunities like this will ensure players continue to develop and have the continued opportunity to spend quality time out in the middle. Australia s tour match is also going to be a tough fixture, with the ACT naming a quality side in what will a golden chance for a number of players to put their hand up for selection in the Test team, said Flegler, as reported by Cricket Australia (CA) in a press release. Women s Ashes: England beat Australia by 20 runs; hosts claim ODI series 2-1

Cricket Australia XI

Sarah Aley NSW

Nicola Carey NSW

Piepa Cleary WA

Heather Graham WA

Delissa Kimmince QLD

Alana King VIC

Sophie Molineux VIC

Georgia Redmayne TAS

Lauren Smith NSW

Naomi Stalenberg NSW

Molly Strano (C) VIC

Tayla Vlaeminck VIC

ACT Invitational XI

Samantha Bates

Nicole Goodwin

Hayley Jensen

Jess Jonassen*

Marizanne Kapp

Erica Kershaw

Claire Koski

Katie Mack

Tahlia McGrath*

Erin Osborne (C)

Angela Reakes

Belinda Vakarewa*

Dane Van Niekerk

Commonwealth Bank Women s Ashes Test Squad

Kristen Beams VIC

Alex Blackwell NSW

Nicole Bolton WA

Lauren Cheatle NSW

Ashleigh Gardner SA

Rachael Haynes NSW

Alyssa Healy NSW

Jess Jonassen QLD*

Tahlia McGrath SA*

Beth Mooney QLD

Ellyse Perry NSW

Megan Schutt SA

Belinda Vakarewa NSW*

Elyse Villani WA

Amanda-Jade Wellington SA