Women England and Australia to brace up for first Day-Night Test in Ashes

 . Last updated on March 7, 2017, 5:09 PM
Women England and Australia to brace up for first Day-Night Test in Ashes
Heather Knight has nurtured the England Women team for a strong form across all formats.


Team England and Australia will play Women's Day-Night Ashes Test for the first time. The match is scheduled in Sydney by the latter part of 2017 Women’s Ashes Series. As announced by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia, the multi format series will set off on October 22. The series will comprise of three ODIs, three T20Is and a Test match. The winner of Ashes will be the team that aggregate most points across the series. The test match will be four days and will carry four points for victory. Team winning a T20 or an ODI will be awarded with 2 points.

Clare Connor, Director of ECB Women Cricket said that the board is thrilled to be a part of the first ever women’s Day-Night Test. She accoladed the move as an innovation and posed it as an exciting event for players and spectators as well. She remined that the first ever multiformat Women’s Ashes was also initiated in England in 2013. She said that the fraternity is proud to witness how the sport is breaking new grounds. Further, as the director, she ensured that the England Women’s team is fully prepared for the “unparalleled challenge.” She said that the sole intension of the team will be to bring the Women Ashes trophy back home.

Since 2014, the England women team played only two test match. The forthcoming test series is taken as an opportunity by the team. The North Sydney Oval will witness the two champion teams in women cricket campaigning for the famous trophy. The England team has been through a strong form lately. The contributions of the new coach cannot be ignored in their stance. Heather Knight has become one of the most influential women captains of the team. The team has been winning consecutive victories since the previous four series. In 2015, Australia Women defeated them, and now it is time to fight back for the trophy again.

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