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Australia name three Test newcomers for Women's Ashes

Jess Jonassen celebrates
Jess Jonassen is in line to make her Test debut against England
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Australia have included Kristen Beams, Nicole Bolton and Jess Jonassen in their Women's Ashes squad to take on England in the multi-format contest later this year.

All three of those players are uncapped at Test level and the 14-strong squad will play England in three Twenty20 Internationals, three One-Day Internationals and one Test.

Women's Ashes 2015 schedule

21st July: 1st ODI, Taunton

23rd July: 2nd ODI, Bristol

26th July: 3rd ODI, Worcester

11th-14th August: Only Test, Canterbury

26th August: 1st T20I, Chelmsford

28th August: 2nd T20I, Hove

31st August: 3rd T20I, Cardiff

The series begins with the three ODIs in Taunton, Bristol and Worcester before the Test match is played in Canterbury.

The Twenty20s will be hosted by Chelmsford, Hove and Cardiff.

Four points are available for a Test match win (two for a draw) and each limited overs match victory will bring the victors two points (one point for an abandoned/tied game).

The ODIs, on 21st, 23rd and 26th July, will also form part of the latest round of ICC Women's Championship matches that will determine qualification for the 2017 Women's World Cup.

Top-order player Bolton is included in the Test and ODI squads and will be replaced for the Twenty20s by Delissa Kimmince.

Their side will be led by Meg Lanning with Alex Blackwell as her vice-captain.

"Jess Jonassen will give the team a versatile all-round option having developed from a successful short-form bowler to a match-winning all-rounder with her consistent ability to clear the fence when batting," chair of selectors Julie Savage said.

"Nicole Bolton produced a memorable ODI debut in the last Ashes series in January 2014, bringing up a century at the MCG, and has followed this with a number of big scores, proving she can bat for a very long time with great concentration.

"Kristen Beams has come into the group as a mature player having dealt with a previous shoulder injury to produce wonderful results domestically. She is a leg-spin bowler who can be a wicket-taking weapon in a Test match."

Holly Ferling returns to the squad following an injury lay-off and is expected to lead the pace attack along with Ellyse Perry.

Australia Women's Ashes squad: Meg Lanning (captain), Alex Blackwell (vice-captain), Kristen Beams, Nicole Bolton (Test and ODIs), Jess Cameron, Sarah Coyte, Rene Farrell, Holly Ferling, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince (T20s only), Erin Osborne, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani

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