Cricket - Edwards to captain England

Charlotte Edwards will captain England across all three formats in the Women's Ashes Series, starting with a Test match at Wormsley in Berkshire on Sunday.

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Charlotte Edwards is set to feature in her 11th Ashes Test on Sunday

Edwards heads a squad of 14 for the one-off Test match, which includes the returning Katherine Brunt and Laura Marsh. Yorkshire's Lauren Winfield and Surrey's Natalie Sciver, who made their international debuts against Pakistan last month, are also included.

Edwards is set to feature in her 11th Ashes Test, while seven of the squad played in the 2011 series.

Following the Test, England will take on Australia in three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches, and squads of 14 for both series have also been announced.

Holly Colvin and Georgia Elwiss will replace Sciver and Danielle Wyatt for the ODI section of the series, before Sciver and Wyatt come back for the 20-over matches. Kent left-arm seamer Natasha Farrant is also in the squad for the shortest format.

The winner of the women's Ashes is determined using a points system across all three formats of the game.

Head of England women's cricket Clare Connor said: "Facing Australia is the ultimate test for every player. The inaugural multi-format Women's Ashes is unprecedented in terms of establishing a winning team across all three formats.

"Our selectors have picked well-balanced squads to maximise the strengths of our players in each of the formats of the game. England are focused on regaining the Ashes and we know Australia will be looking to continue their dominance of the past couple of years, so we anticipate an exciting and hard-fought month of international women's cricket."

Test squad: C Edwards (Kent, captain), T Beaumont (Kent), A Brindle (Sussex), K Brunt (Yorkshire), L Greenway (Kent), J Gunn (Nottinghamshire), D Hazell (Yorkshire), H Knight (Berkshire), L Marsh (Kent), N Sciver (Surrey), A Shrubsole (Somerset), S Taylor (Sussex), L Winfield (Yorkshire), D Wyatt (Nottinghamshire).

One-day squad: C Edwards (Kent, captain), T Beaumont (Kent), A Brindle (Sussex), K Brunt (Yorkshire), H Colvin (Sussex), G Elwiss (Sussex), L Greenway (Kent), J Gunn (Nottinghamshire), D Hazell (Yorkshire), H Knight (Berkshire), L Marsh (Kent), A Shrubsole (Somerset), S Taylor (Sussex), L Winfield (Yorkshire).

Twenty20 squad: C Edwards (Kent, captain), T Beaumont (Kent), A Brindle (Sussex), K Brunt (Yorkshire), H Colvin (Sussex), N Farrant (Kent), L Greenway (Kent), J Gunn (Nottinghamshire), D Hazell (Yorkshire), L Marsh (Kent), N Sciver (Surrey), A Shrubsole (Somerset), S Taylor (Sussex), D Wyatt (Nottinghamshire).

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