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Women's Ashes series is an all-round test
Sussex wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor believes England’s women can be trailblazers for a revolution in men’s cricket.
England bid to get back on level terms in the Ashes series tomorrow when they take on Australia in the first of two ODIs at Hove in the space of three days.
While Alistair Cook’s men have already secured their version of the Ashes, the women’s equivalent is still finely poised thanks to an innovative new format.
Instead of the series being decided by a solitary Test, as it has on the past three occasions, a points system has been introduced to include three ODIs and three t20s as well. Taylor has welcomed the experiment where six points were up for grabs in the solitary Test – which ended in a draw – and two each for the six limited-overs games.
She said: “I am a big fan of the format, like all the girls. We are the guinea pigs a little bit but we’re enjoying it and if there was an opportunity to do it elsewhere then I would say do take it.
“The men play smaller series against some countries so I would definitely recommend it for that. It is brilliant for us as it means the series is not done and dusted within the first couple of weeks.”