Elwiss ruled out of Ashes ODIs

Georgia Elwiss went wicketless in her ten overs Getty Images

England Women have been forced into a change for their squad for the ODI series with Australia after Georgia Elwiss failed to recover from a stress reaction in her back.

Elwiss, the 22-year-old Sussex seam bowler, will not be able to join up with the England squad for the first of three ODIs on August 20, the second phase of the new multi-format Women's Ashes which began with the only Test at Wormsley, which ended in a draw.

Elwiss picked up her back injury at the end of June, which ruled her out of the Pakistan series. And six weeks later she is not in sufficient shape to join the squad to play Australia.

20-year-old Surrey allrounder Natalie Sciver will replace Elwiss in the squad. Sciver, who made her international debut at the start of July, was part of the Ashes Test match squad but was left out of the XI, who secured two points from the drawn Test on Wednesday.

England Women's Ashes Series ODI squad
Charlotte Edwards (Kent, capt), Tammy Beaumont (Kent), Arran Brindle (Sussex), Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire), Holly Colvin (Sussex), Lydia Greenway (Kent), Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire), Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire), Heather Knight (Berkshire), Laura Marsh (Kent), Anya Shrubsole (Somerset), Natalie Sciver (Surrey), Sarah Taylor (Sussex), Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire)