Ashes 2013: England name women's squads to face Australia

Spinner Holly Colvin has been left out of England's 14-player squad for the women's Ashes Test against Australia, which starts on 11 August.

Colvin, 23, who recently suffered a broken thumb, has been named in the one-day and Twenty20 squads.

The England side is led by captain Charlotte Edwards, with wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor also set to star.

Women's Ashes Series

11-14 August: Only Test, Wormsley

20 August: 1st ODI, Lord's

23 August: 2nd ODI, Hove

25 August: 3rd ODI, Hove

27 August: 1st T20, Chelmsford

29 August: 2nd T20, Southampton

31 August: 3rd T20, Chester-le-Street

The 2013 women's Ashes will be decided by who gains the highest points total after playing all three formats.

In total, England have named 17 players across all three squads.

All-rounder Laura Marsh and seam bowler Katherine Brunt both return after missing this summer's games against Pakistan.

Colvin and pace bowler Georgia Elwiss will replace Test call-ups Natalie Sciver and Danielle Wyatt for the ODI matches, with the latter pair returning for the Twenty20 internationals along with 17-year-old left-arm seamer Natasha Farrant.

"Facing Australia is the ultimate test for every player," Head of England Women's Cricket Clare Connor said.

"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."

Six points will be awarded to the winners of the Test in Wormsley from 11-14 August, with each side receiving two points in the event of a draw. The limited-overs games which follow will see two points for a win.

The final two Twenty20 internationals, at Southampton and Chester-le-Street, will be played before the men's Twenty20 games between England and Australia.

Australia are the holders of the women's Ashes after winning a one-off Test match in Sydney in January 2011.

England Test squad to face Australia: Charlotte Edwards (Kent) (captain), Tammy Beaumont (Kent), Arran Brindle (Sussex), Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire), Lydia Greenway (Kent), Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire), Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire), Heather Knight (Berkshire), Laura Marsh (Kent), Natalie Sciver (Surrey), Anya Shrubsole (Somerset), Sarah Taylor (Sussex), Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire), Danielle Wyatt (Nottinghamshire).

England ODI squad to face Australia: Charlotte Edwards (Kent) (captain), Tammy Beaumont (Kent), Arran Brindle (Sussex), Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire), Holly Colvin (Sussex), Georgia Elwiss (Sussex), Lydia Greenway (Kent), Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire), Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire), Heather Knight (Berkshire), Laura Marsh (Kent), Anya Shrubsole (Somerset), Sarah Taylor (Sussex), Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire).

England T20 squad to face Australia: Charlotte Edwards (Kent) (captain), Tammy Beaumont (Kent), Arran Brindle (Sussex), Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire), Holly Colvin (Sussex), Natasha Farrant (Kent), Lydia Greenway (Kent), Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire), Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire), Laura Marsh (Kent), Natalie Sciver (Surrey), Anya Shrubsole (Somerset), Sarah Taylor (Sussex), Danielle Wyatt (Nottinghamshire)