The 20-year-old has just been named in a squad of 14 for theinternational quadrangular series in India next month, and will bematch-fit for action having spent the last three months playing forSouth Australia as well as club cricket in Sydney.
Bates said:“In recent times Jenny has been one of the first names on our teamsheet and she is developing into one of the leading all-rounders in theworld.
“We play a lot more one-day cricket than Tests and arealways looking for multi-dimensional players. Jenny fits the billperfectly as she can open the bowling, bats at four or five and is anexcellent fielder.
“I arranged for her, Rosalie Birch and BethMorgan to play club cricket and the coach of South Australia was alsohappy to pick Jenny at state level.
“Nothing beats practicingoutdoors and hopefully this will prove a worthwhile exercise for herand Beth when the tournament in India gets underway.”
The one-daytournament takes place every four years and is contested between thetop four ranked women’s teams - Australia, New Zealand, India andEngland.
England lost the one-day series to India when theytoured last winter but bounced back with a 4-0 win at home in 2006 andBates is confident they can continue their good form.
He added:“We’ve got a young squad but they’re full of talent. I think all fourteams are very close in terms of form and ability so it should be aninteresting tournament.”