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WA captain on verge of Test debut

Nicole Bolton's moment of truth is about to arrive.

The 24-year-old WA women's cricket captain is in line to make her international debut at the WACA Ground tomorrow against the old enemy, England.

The Southern Stars are aiming to emulate the men's team by regaining the Ashes they lost in England last year. The opening Test match in Perth will be crucial to the result, with six points on the line ahead of three 50-over matches and three Twenty20 games in the Eastern States.

Bolton was the sole West Australian player named in the Test squad of 14 and has had a nervous wait to find out whether she will play her first game for the Stars.

She expects to find out today.

Bolton did her chances no harm with a brilliant knock of 85 during a warm-up match against England at Floreat Park Oval this week.

"I am just playing a bit of a waiting game at the moment and we will just see what happens in the next 24 hours," she said.

"I am feeling pretty confident about where I am at with my batting."

The West Australian

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