Derbyshire spinner, Sarah Glenn, has been named in the England squad for the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup squad, which will take place in South Africa next month.
Glenn, who returned to Derbyshire this winter after a spell with Worcestershire, is ranked number two in ICC T20 bowling rankings, behind England teammate, Sophie Ecclestone.
Since making her international debut in 2019, Glenn has become an integral part of the England white ball attack, claiming 48 T20 wickets at an average of just 17.08.
Glenn and the rest of the England side will be targetting glory in South Africa, having reached the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia three years ago. They will return to The Incora County Ground on Wednesday 6 September to face Sri Lanka in a T20, aiming to maintain their excellent record in Derby.
England squad for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023:
Heather Knight, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn (Derbyshire), Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danni Wyatt.
Travelling Reserves: Issy Wong, Dani Gibson.
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Fixtures:
Saturday February 11: England Women v West Indies, Paarl, 1pm
Monday February 13: England Women v Ireland, Paarl, 1pm
Saturday February 18: England vs India, Gqeberha, 1pm
Tuesday February 21: England vs Pakistan, Cape Town, 1pm
Thursday February 23 & Friday February 24: ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Semi-Finals, 1pm
Sunday February 26: ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final, 1pm
Watch England’s return to Derby
England return to The Incora County Ground in 2023 for a huge Vitality IT20 against Sri Lanka on Wednesday 6 September (6pm).
England have lost just once at Derby since 2017, with the ground becoming one of the premiere venues for women’s international cricket in the country, having hosted blockbuster clashes against India, West Indies, New Zealand and South Africa in recent years.
Now, England take on a Sri Lanka side boasting the likes of Chamari Athapaththu, who is ranked in the ICC’s top ten IT20 batters and all-rounders, with almost 5,000 international runs to her name.
The hosts will look to the top two international T20 bowlers in the world, in Sophie Ecclestone and Derbyshire’s Sarah Glenn, as well as the world-class talents of Katherine Brunt, Nat Sciver and Sophia Dunkley.