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Meg Lanning calls for more Tests in women's cricket
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Meg Lanning calls for more Tests in women's cricket

Australia captain Meg Lanning has called for more women's Test cricket to build on the game's growing momentum, and said India needed to play a bigger role in boosting the number of red-ball matches.

There has only been one women's Test in the last three years, with the international calendar revolving around the shorter format of the game.

India (two matches) and South Africa (one) are the only nations outside of Australia and England to have played women's Tests in the last decade.

"We'd love to play more Test matches," Lanning told Australia's SEN sports radio.

"Unfortunately it's only Australia and England that are interested at the moment, and we only play each other every couple of years.

"Hopefully down the track more countries are interested."

She said roping in heavyweight cricket nation India more involved was the way forward.

"I think India would be great at playing Test matches -- I think they'd be the big fish to get involved because they've got such a big influence in cricket," she said.

"If that was the case, I think that would definitely help that side of the game grow, but unfortunately one game every two years is difficult to prepare for and play well.

"But we enjoy playing them so hopefully there's a few more (Tests) down the track."

The next assignment for Australia is the Ashes tour of England this year, but it only includes one Test match.