ECB names NatWest Series women’s squad against India
England’s squad for the NatWest Women’s Series against India this June has been named by the English Cricket Board.
Clare Connor, head of England women’s cricket, says this is currently an “unprecedented period” for international women’s cricket, with the team facing 15 matches in the next five months.
“The players have all worked phenomenally hard over the winter, at home and abroad, to earn their selection as competition for places continues to grow,” she adds.
Such competition is paying off in terms of results, as England’s women were unbeaten during tours of South Africa and New Zealand during the winter.
Yorkshire seamer Katherine Brunt sat out the New Zealand tour, while Sussex spinner Holly Colvin’s university commitments ruled her out of the winter fixtures, but both are due to return for the series against India.
Both have earned their places in the squad in the past, helping England to victory in the NatWest Women’s Quadrangular Series last year.
They now join 13 others in the line-up for the NatWest Women’s Series, which is due to get underway at Canterbury on June 26th, followed by the NatWest Women’s one-day Series on July 1st, when the first of five matches is played at Lord’s.
England’s squad for the NatWest Series against India is:
Charlotte Edwards (Kent) Captain
Tamsin Beaumont (Kent)
Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire)
Arran Brindle (Sussex)
Holly Colvin (Sussex)
Georgia Elwiss (Sussex)
Lydia Greenway (Kent)
Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire)
Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire)
Heather Knight (Berkshire)
Laura Marsh (Kent)
Susie Rowe (Kent)
Anya Shrubsole (Somerset)
Sarah Taylor (Sussex)
Danielle Wyatt (Staffordshire)