The Courier-Mail

Three in line for debut


MEG Lanning will lead Australia’s push to reclaim the Women’s Ashes in England next month, with three potential Test new caps named in a touring party of 15.

Pace bowler Holly Ferling returns to the Southern Stars squad after injury, while batter Nicole Bolton, spinner Kristen Beams and allrounder Jess Jonassen could win their first Test caps.

Chair of selectors Julie Savage said Ferling had overcome the back injury that caused her to miss last year’s series against Pakistan and the West Indies.

“Holly Ferling has been training very well at the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and will spearhead our pace attack with Ellyse Perry,” she said.

The reigning World Cup champions are looking to win back the Women’s Ashes after consecutiv­e series losses to England. Australia haven’t won a Women’s Ashes series on British soil in 14 years. The women’s squads play all three formats in their series, receiving two points for one-day internatio­nal and T20 wins and four points for Test success.

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