The upcoming Women’s Ashes 2023 series is all set to begin on June 22 in England and it will follow the multi-format structure as well. where one-off Test, three T20Is, and as many ODIs will be played. However, the winner of the Test match will be awarded four points, whereas two points will be given for each limited-overs match win as well.
However, for a draw, no result or a tie, both teams will share the points. It is also noteworthy that, this is going to be played for over five days. While England won in the 2013 edition of the Ashes, they also retained the trophy in the 2013/14 series as well. Notably, Australia secured their first Ashes victory in 2015 and defeated England (10-6) at their home. And, retained the trophy in the 2016/17 series, which ended in a draw (8-8) as well. With the wins in the 2019 and 2021/22 series as well, Australia currently leads with 54-52 across six editions of the Ashes as well.
However, Alyssa Healy will lead the Aussie side in regular captain Meg Lanning‘s absence. And, Heather Knight will lead the England Team in the series. Meanwhile, England handed two maiden call-ups to Western Storm duo Lauren Filer and Danielle Gibson for the Women’s Ashes 2023.
Both pacer Filer and all-rounder Gibson have been in sublime form. Filer, who earlier represented England Academy, has been one of the most consistent bowlers in Western Storm’s last two tournaments, whereas all-rounder Gibson is Storm’s joint-highest run scorer and top wicket-taker in this season’s Charlotte Edwards Cup as well.
Jon Lewis, the England head coach, said: “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,” he shared.
Women’s Ashes 2023 Broadcast Details:
The Women’s Ashes 2023 will be broadcasted live by Sony Sports Network and it will also live stream on the SonyLIV app and website in India. In the UK, every match of the series will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, apart from the first T20 International on July 1 which will be telecasted on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. And, highlights of all matches will be available on Today at the Test on BBC 2 and the BBC iPlayer as well.
Women’s Ashes 2023 schedule:
|June 22||One-off Test||Trent Bridge|
|July 1||1st T20I||Edgbaston|
|July 5||2nd T20I||The Oval|
|July 8||3rd T20I||Lord’s|
|July 12||1st ODI||The Seat Unique Stadium|
|July 16||2nd ODI||The Ageas Bowl|
|July 18||3rd ODI||The Cooper Associates County Ground|
READ MORE: How The Night Changes: Inaugural WPL Turns Things Around As Harmanpreet Kaur Lifts The Trophy
Women’s Ashes 2023 Squad:
England: Heather Knight (c), Nat Sciver-Brunt (vc), Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Alice Davidson-Richards, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Filer, Danielle Gibson, Amy Jones, Emma Lamb, Issy Wong, Danielle Wyatt
Australia: Alyssa Healy (c), Tahlia McGrath (vc), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Phoebe Litchfield, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham
Notably, tickets for the series are still available and fans can purchase direct from the England and Wales Cricket Board. The series will be a record-breaking one with 70,000 tickets already sold for the Women’s Ashes 2023 as well.