England have introduced a 17-member squad which might be trimmed to permit non-selected gamers to participate within the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy (RHFT).
We have introduced a 17-strong squad for the LV= Insurance Test match in opposition to India, beginning June 16.
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Arlott had lately taken a hat-trick in RHFT. It was additionally introduced that Nat Sciver would be the new vice-captain in all codecs.
Heather Knight will lead the facet in opposition to India who might be taking part in their first Test in seven years. Three ODIs and as many T20s observe the one-off Test.
“It’s been onerous to choose a squad given the stability of needing cowl in a COVID world whereas wanting to offer gamers as a lot probability as doable to play cricket,” mentioned head coach Lisa Keightley in a ECB assertion.
“We need gamers to have alternatives out within the center so we’re trying to scale back our numbers barely forward of the Test to offer the non-selected gamers that probability.
“I’m actually excited by the summer time forward. We’ve been working actually onerous throughout the final 10 weeks, India are a robust facet and it is the start of a two-year journey for us that takes in two ICC World Cups, an Ashes and the Commonwealth Games,” Keightley added.
Squad: Heather Knight (C), Emily Arlott, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver (VC), Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield-Hill.