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Amy Jones


Jones scored 64 in her only Test innings, a draw against Australia at Taunton in 2019

Women could play more Test cricket, says England wicketkeeper Amy Jones before the one-off Test against India.

The sides meet at Bristol from 16-19 June, England’s first Test since 2019 and India’s first since 2014.

“Test cricket is a different challenge because it’s something we don’t do very often,” Jones, 27, told the BBC World Service’s Stumped podcast.

“The way we’ve seen the standard progress across lots of nations, we can definitely see it being played more.”

There have been only 30 Tests since 2000, 14 of which have been Ashes Tests between England and Australia.

In the same period there have been 942 men’s Tests.

Amy Jones

Jones has played one Test, 47 one-day-internationals and 57 Twenty20s for England since making her debut in 2013.

She has been in superb form this season, with centuries in her only two innings for Central Sparks in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, the domestic 50-over competition.