Australian Test squad members Jess Jonassen, Tahlia McGrath and Belinda Vakarewa will join our Abode Hotels ACT Meteors squad to form the ACT Invitational XI to play Australia in a three-day pink ball tour match.
ACT Invitational XI squad
Erin Osborne (C)
Dane Van Niekerk
*Australian squad member representing ACT Invitational XI
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
Australia’s Test squad will be reduced to 13 players following the tour match, whilst a Twenty20 squad is expected to be announced shortly after the match.
Speaking on the selection of the ACT Invitation XI squad, National Selector Shawn Flegler said:
“Australia’s tour match is 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.” Flegler said.
Fans can secure their tickets to the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes for just $10 for adults and $5 for concessions*, while kids can get in for free^. Each match of the series will also support a nominated charity or the local cricket community, with two dollars from each adult and concession ticket being donated. Details on how to buy tickets are available at www.cricket.com.au/tickets.
*At match price. $2.95 per transaction ticket agency fee applies to purchases elsewhere.
^ Kids 15 years and under at date of match. Kids will still need a valid match ticket. Book free kids’ tickets with yours.
19 November – Manuka Oval, Canberra
21 November – Manuka Oval, Canberra