England must win the one-off Test, which gets underway today, to have any chance of winning the Ashes after losing the opening three one-day matches to trail 6-0.
The Test is worth four points and victory at Taunton would get them back in the mix after a harrowing start to the series.
But 34-year-old Brunt returns to the team today and Georgia Elwiss says she can get things back on track.
Elwiss said: “We call her the grandma of the group, and she hates it. She’s got all the experience, but she’s also got the fight and the drive of a 19-year-old.
“She’s played a lot of Test matches, including a lot of Ashes Tests, and she’s got plenty of battle scars so she’s a great person to have around.
“You have to pick your moments to get advice from her because she does waffle on a bit and you could be sat there for half an hour listening to her answer – but she’s great.
“The one-day series was disappointing, but we need to remember we’re not a bad team and we’re not actually that far away from the Australians.
“We’ve played some good cricket at times and I think we need to keep remembering they are humans as well – they are going to make mistakes and we must be ready to pounce.”
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