Edwards will lead her English side in the multi-format series, which features three one-dayers, a Test and three Twenty20 matches, and starts with an ODI at Taunton on July 21.
England are looking to retain the Ashes after winning 10-8 on points Down Under in 2014 and Edwards agreed the event was the “pinnacle” for any cricketer.
“(Sledging) is part of the game but there’s huge respect between the two teams and I think that’ll be kept on the field. This is a battle I’m really looking forward to and this one even more so.”
On the back of the England women’s football team shining at the World Cup in Canada – they secured third spot on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Germany – Edwards admitted their efforts had proved to be a huge inspiration for the game and women’s #sport in general.