Nicole Bolton will be part of the Australian team aiming to retain the Ashes in the UK next month.
Opening batter Bolton has been included alongside tearaway quick Tayla Vlaeminck in a strong Australian squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes tour.
The 14-player group to contest the multi-format, points-based series was unveiled by Cricket Australia on Tuesday, with Bolton and Vlaeminck returning to the fold after missing the ODI series against New Zealand earlier this year.
Bolton missed the one-dayers against the White Ferns due to personal reasons, taking a short break from cricket, but returned to the fold for the Australian group’s recent camp at Brisbane’s Bupa National Cricket Centre
Selectors have named one squad to cover all three formats in the UK – the Ashes rivals will meet in three ODIs, one Test and three T20Is from July 2 – including five potential Test debutants.
Australia’s Ashes squad: Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Nicole Bolton, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham