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

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

*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 

*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.


T20 Internationals

19 November – Manuka Oval, Canberra

21 November – Manuka Oval, Canberra