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Women's Ashes: Sarah Taylor wary of Australia fightback in limited-overs matches

Sarah Taylor: Expecting changes to England line-up

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Sarah Taylor is not taking Ashes success for granted despite England's Test victory over Australia.

The women's Ashes is determined on a points basis, and the tourists earned six for their 61-run win in the one-off Test match that opened the series in Perth.

Two points are now available for each of the forthcoming three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 fixtures, but Taylor sounded a note of caution ahead of the first ODI in Melbourne on Sunday.

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She said: "There's still everything to go for. They can still win from here.

"It was brilliant to win a Test in Australia, especially with it being such an up and down game, so we've got to celebrate that but also knuckle down."


Taylor also expects changes to be made to the England line-up as they make the transition to the 50-over format.

"I think you've got to look at changes in personnel when it comes to different formats," added Taylor, who played down the two-wicket defeat to a Cricket Australia Chairman's XI this week.

"The point of the warm-up was for everyone to get a run out with bat and ball and it was good see people step up to the mark," she said. "We'll leave it to the selectors but there will probably be some sort of changes."

Taylor is also looking forward to the chance of playing at the world-famous Melbourne Cricket Ground having enjoyed the experience of Test cricket at the WACA.

"I think in terms of profile, the higher it gets the more chances we get to play these venues," she said.

"You grow up as a kid watching men playing these ground wishing you could do that and the next thing you know you are.

"You never think you're going to play there so it's brilliant."