England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday announced England women’s ODI and T20I squads for the tour of West Indies that begins next month.
Heather Knight, Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt are set to make their comebacks while Lauren Winfield-Hill has been recalled to the T20I squad after spending most part of the year out of her national team.
The 19 members selected will leave for the Caribbean Island on November 29, with the four ODI players not named in the T20I squad – Emma Lamb, Kate Cross, Alice Davidson-Richards and Tammy Beaumont returning home at the end of the ODI series.
“I’m really excited to get to the West Indies and start working with this group. Though I wasn’t involved in selection for this trip, we did have some brief discussions in the lead up to the selection and I’m pleased for everyone who’s been selected,” England women’s head coach Jon Lewis said in an official statement released by ECB.
“It’s great to have Heather, Nat and Katherine back in the group. The quality and experience they bring can only add huge value both on and off the field. We will manage Katherine back into competitive cricket with an eye on the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in February. Equally, for Lauren, it’s pleasing to see a player go through a tough period and come back stronger while demonstrating terrific form at the domestic and franchise levels. I have been particularly impressed with Lauren’s ability to put the bowlers under pressure and score at an impressive run rate in the power play,” Lewis added further.
The ODI series will begin on December 4 with all three matches set to be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua. The five-match T20I leg, which follows the ODIs, starts on December 11.
ODI squad: Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Jones (wk), Freya Kemp, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver, Danni Wyatt.
T20I squad: Heather Knight (c), Lauren Bell, Katherine Brunt, Alice Capsey, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones (wk), Freya Kemp, Nat Sciver, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt.