England Women have announced a squad of 14 players for the Vitality IT20 series against India.
The two heavyweights of international cricket will meet at The Incora County Ground on Tuesday 13 September (6pm start), as England aim to extend their unbeaten streak at Derby, which has been
There are three changes from the group which participated in the Commonwealth Games. Heather Knight continues her recovery from a hip injury, England’s leading IT20 wicket-taker Katherine Brunt will miss the series to prioritise her rest and recovery, while Nat Sciver has also withdrawn from the squad.
Brunt is replaced in the squad by Lauren Bell, who earns her first IT20 call-up.
Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers)
Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers)
Alice Capsey (South East Stars)
Kate Cross (Thunder)
Freya Davies (South East Stars)
Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars)
Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder)
Sarah Glenn (Central Sparks)
Amy Jones (Central Sparks, Captain)
Freya Kemp (Southern Vipers)
Bryony Smith (South East Stars)
Issy Wong (Central Sparks)
England Women Head Coach Lisa Keightley, who will be taking charge of her last series before returning home to Australia, said: “I’m excited about finishing my time with this team with a really exciting series against India. They’re a great side and we’ll have to be at our best to win.
“After discussions with Katherine she felt the best thing for her was to rest across both the T20 and ODI series. We fully support that decision with a view to maximising her mental and physical recovery off the back of what has been an intense year so far.
“That provides an opportunity for Lauren Bell, who was impressive in The Hundred, and with her, Alice Capsey, Freya Kemp and Issy Wong in the squad we’re starting to see a group of exciting young players who have the chance to cement their place in the England team.”
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England are aiming to extend their unbeaten streak in Derby with T20 action against India this summer.