Lauren named in ODI Squad

Somerset and Western Storm bowler Lauren Filer has been named in the England squad for the We Got Game ODI Ashes series against Australia.

Heather Knight’s group take on Australia at the Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol (Wednesday July 12) before matches at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton (Sunday July 16) and The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (Tuesday 18 July) with each fixture worth two points with tickets for the series now sold out.

England head into the match following their first T20 series win over Australia since 2017.

Head coach Jon Lewis said: “We were delighted with our T20 series win and look forward to the next stage of the Ashes with everything to play for.

“We’re pleased to welcome Tammy (Beaumont) and Lauren (Filer) back into the group. Tammy showed her quality during the Test match with her double-hundred while Lauren offers us real pace in our bowling alongside Issy (Wong).

“The support the team have received throughout the series so far has been incredible and it is fitting to finish with this deciding ODI campaign as the first sell-out series in England Women’s history.

“We respect Australia and know that this part of the Ashes series will again be a big challenge. However, we take a great deal of confidence and belief from our recent T20 victories and will, as always, be trying to put on a great showing for our fans.”

England Women We Got Game ODI squad for forthcoming Ashes matches

Heather Knight (captain, Western Storm)

Tammy Beaumont (The Blaze)

Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers)

Alice Capsey (South East Stars)

Kate Cross (Thunder)

Charlie Dean (Southern Vipers)

Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars)

Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder)

Danielle Gibson (Western Storm)

Sarah Glenn (The Blaze)

Amy Jones (Central Sparks)

Lauren Filer (Western Storm)

Nat Sciver-Brunt (vice-captain, The Blaze)

Issy Wong (Central Sparks)

Danielle Wyatt (Southern Vipers)