ENG-W vs IND-W: Katherine Brunt rested for India series as Lauren Bell earns T20I call-up

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ENG-W vs IND-W: Katherine Brunt rested for India series as Lauren Bell earns T20I call-up
ENG-W vs IND-W: Katherine Brunt rested for India series as Lauren Bell earns T20I call-up

ENG-W vs IND-W: Katherine Brunt rested for India series as Lauren Bell earns T20I call-up

ENG-W vs IND-W: England Women have announced a squad of 14 players for the T20I series against India, which gets underway in Durham on Saturday 10 September.

There are two changes from the group which participated in the Commonwealth Games. Heather Knight continues her recovery from a hip injury, and England’s leading IT20 wicket-taker Katherine Brunt will miss the series to prioritise her rest and recovery.

Brunt is replaced in the squad by Lauren Bell, who earns her first IT20 call-up.

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.”

England Squad

Nat Sciver, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Bryony Smith, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt.

SCHEDULE

T20I Series
10 Sept, 1st T20I, Chester-le-Street
13 Sept, 2nd T20I, Derby
15 Sept, 3rd T20I, Bristol

ODI series
18 Sept, 1st ODI, Hove
21 Sept, 2nd ODI, Canterbury
24 Sept, 3rd ODI, Lord’s