England announce Ashes IT20 squad

England Women have named their squad for the Vitality Women’s IT20 series against Australia, the final part of the multi-format Women’s Ashes series.

With the score at 8-2 to the visitors, England need to win all three remaining games to tie the series 8-8.

Australia retained the urn with the drawn Kia Women’s Test at Taunton.

The squad sees a first call-up for Essex’s Mady Villiers, reward for her approach and performance during England Women’s Academy’s series against Australia A.

Heather Knight (Captain)

Tammy Beaumont

Katherine Brunt

Kate Cross

Sophie Ecclestone

Georgia Elwiss

Jenny Gunn

Amy Jones

Laura Marsh

Nat Sciver

Anya Shrubsole

Sarah Taylor

Mady Villiers

Lauren Winfield

Danni Wyatt

Captain Heather Knight said: “It’s almost like a one-off IT20 series and we need to give it everything across these last three matches.

“We came back strongly in Australia in 2017 and it would feel very different if we ended up at 8-8. That has to be our aim now and we want to finish strongly.”

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