What did Charlie Dean say about 5 Day Test Match?

The 2023 Women’s Ashes is just around the corner, and the series is due to witness history with the first-ever 5-day Women’s Test match scheduled to be played at Trent Bridge. Ahead of the massive English summer of cricket, star spinner Charlie Dean has had her say on the long-due, 5-day women’s Test.

What did Charlie Dean say about 5 Day Test Match? PC: Getty Images
What did Charlie Dean say about 5 Day Test Match? PC: Getty Images

The 2023 Women’s Ashes kicks off with the one-off Test scheduled to be played from the 22nd to the 26th of June, 2023 at Trent Bridge. The multi-format series then has the 3 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and as many One-Day Internationals (ODIs), all scheduled to be played at elite international game venues.

Advocates of 5-day Tests for Women are keenly looking forward to that extra day of cricket to see a result and so is Charlie Dean. Quoting the spinner, “We’ve been shouting for it for a while now. I think just to give us an extra day and really force a result. We’ve been affected by weather here and there and there’ve been quite a few draws.”

From England playing South Africa and India on home soil, to Australia hosting India and England, all of the recent Women’s Test matches were met with great enthusiasm from fans and players alike. All of these Test matches went down the wire and had there been a 5th day of red-ball cricket, we would have witnessed few of the best finishes Test cricket has ever had.

Charlie Dean, the 22-year-old spin all-rounder, has quickly established herself as a regular in the English set-up. Dean, in her only Test, has bagged a couple of wickets and has got 12 runs in the tally. The red ball numbers don’t reflect Dean’s capabilities but bank on her to be a certain threat to the Australians.

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Dean in white ball cricket has lived up to expectations having struck 39 T20I and 15 ODI wickets in 22 and 9 innings respectively. Dean with the bat in 15 ODIs has scored 191 runs and in a couple of T20I outings has got to 21 runs. Dean for her aggressive off-spin and batting abilities is surely one to watch out for come the Ashes and a lot more cricket this English summer.

2023 Women’s Ashes Schedule: 

22-June-2023 Only Test Trent Bridge 11:00 AM
01-Jul-2023 1st T20I Edgbaston 6:35 PM
05-Jul-2023 2nd T20I The Oval 6:35 PM
08-Jul-2023 3rd T20I Lord’s 6:35 PM
12-Jul-2023 1st ODI Bristol County Ground 1:00 PM
16-Jul-2023 2nd ODI Ageas Bowl 11:00 AM
18-Jul-2023 3rd ODI County Ground, Taunton 1:00 PM

(Quote sourced from Cara Bostock / Sky Sports)

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