Tasmanian Roar wicketkeeper-batter Georgia Redmayne has today been selected in a Cricket Australia XI squad which will participate in two 50-over matches against England on October 16 and 18.
The matches will serve as preparation for England’s participation in the multi-format Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes series which kicks off on October 22.
Redmayne said she was looking forward to the opportunity of playing against the best women’s one-day side in the world.
“It’s a pretty great opportunity to play two one-day games against England who are a World Cup winning team, so I’m really excited to be a part of those games,” she said.
After playing in the Southern Stars squad in Sri Lanka earlier this year, Redmayne said she is looking to play as much representative cricket as possible.
“I enjoyed that opportunity to go to Sri Lanka and play in completely different conditions. After that tour and getting a taste of representative cricket you want more,” she said.
“To be a part of the trial games against England is something really special. You always want to take every opportunity you get and it’s nice to know that I’m in the selectors’ minds.”
Redmayne also said that despite two losses for the Tasmanian Roar over the opening weekend of the WNCL season, there were encouraging signs in both matches.
“It would have been nice to come away with a couple of wins over the weekend but I think the signs going forward are really positive,” she said.
“We showed that we’re competitive – we lost a couple of early wickets when batting in both games but were able to rebuild.
“On a different day if we take some chances in the field, then those results could be different but that’s cricket.”
Tasmanian-born Kristen Beams has also been selected in the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes ODI and Test squads.
Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes tour matches
16 October – Australia v Queensland Fire, Allan Border Field, Brisbane
16 October – England v Cricket Australia XI, Brisbane (tbc)
18 October – Australia v Queensland Fire, Allan Border Field, Brisbane
18 October – England v Cricket Australia XI, Brisbane (tbc)
Three-day day-night matches
3-5 November, Australia v ACT Invitational XI, Manuka Oval, Canberra
3-5 November, England v Cricket Australia XI, Blacktown International Sportspark, Blacktown
Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes matches
22 October – Allan Border Field, Brisbane
26 October – Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour
29 October – Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour
9-12 November – North Sydney Oval, North Sydney
17 November – North Sydney Oval, North Sydney
19 November – Manuka Oval, Canberra
21 November – Manuka Oval, Canberra