Teenager Phoebe Litchfield has been named in Australia’s 15-man squad for the Women’s Ashes in England.
The 19-year-old striker is yet to play a Test but impressed in successive one-day half-centuries against Pakistan earlier this year.
Fast thrower Tayla Vlaeminck, who has been out since injuring her foot at the 2022 Ashes, is named to Australia’s A team.
A five-day test will kick off the multi-format series on June 22.
Three T20s follow between July 1 and July 8, before three ODIs between July 12 and July 18.
Four points are available in the Test and two in each of the Limited Time Matches, while all matches will be played on the Test Grounds for the first time.
The Australian Ashes team: Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy (vc), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham .
Australia A team: Maitlan Brown, Lauren Cheatle, Maddy Darke, Heather Graham, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Charli Knott, Kate Peterson, Courtney Sippel, Tayla Vlaeminck, Courtney Webb, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Tahlia Wilson.
Australia, who are the current T20 and 50+ world champions, will be looking to retain the ashes they have held since 2015.
Litchfield is one of three uncapped players in Test cricket, alongside batter Grace Harris and former Irish bowler Kim Garth.
“Phoebe Litchfield has taken her game to the next level over the last 12 months, we consider her a long time player for Australia and it is a pleasure to reward her progress with selection for an Ashes team,” said Cricket Australia performance manager and national coach Shawn Flegler.
Vlaeminck will be part of the 13-man A team which will play three ODIs and three T20s on a tour which will take place alongside the Ashes.
All-rounder Heather Graham, spinner Amanda-Jade Wellington and speedy bowler Maitlan Brown, who won her first contract with The Hundred in Thursday’s draft, are also on the team.
“Tayla Vlaeminck is making progress in her rehabilitation and returning to full fitness for bowling; she is a highly valued talent and is definitely part of our plans moving forward,” Flegler said.
“It’s hugely beneficial to have an Australia A component to the tour and to give our developing players the opportunity to test themselves in conditions they may not experience in Australia.”
Australia travel to England in the second week of June with players attending preparation camps throughout May.
Women’s Ashes Calendar
All BST times and subject to change
22-26: Single try, Trent Bridge (11:00)
1: First T20, Edgbaston (6:35 p.m.)
5: Second T20, Kia Oval (6:35 p.m.)
8: Third T20, Lord (18:35)
12: First ODI, Bristol (1:00 p.m.)
16: Second ODI, Ageas Bowl (11:00)
18: Third ODI, Taunton (1.00pm)