The women's Ashes 2013-14 January 14, 2014

Elliott wants more Ashes Tests

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sarah Elliott wants the Women's Ashes to include more than a single Test match believing it would be a true reflection on the two teams.

The ECB and Cricket Australia introduced the multi-format Ashes last year in England - where the winner is decided on a combination of points across all three formats - to move away from the situation where the Ashes was determined by a single contest, but Elliott still thinks more emphasis needs to be placed on Tests.

"Test cricket is what it's really about," she said. "I would love to see a few more Test matches so the two teams can really fight it out. Three would be good. That would be fair."

Elliott, who was only part of the Test squad, scored a century in the match at Wormsley last year, which was drawn, and made 13 and 29 in Perth as Australia lost by 61 runs. That means they face an uphill struggle to regain the Ashes with England already six points up and only 12 remaining across the three ODIs and three T20s.

England and Australia are the only two women's teams who now compete in Test cricket. The previous Test not involving those two nations was in 2007 when South Africa played Netherlands.