The 15 gamers – together with Alice Capsey and Freya Kemp – will make historical past as the primary cricketers to characterize England within the Commonwealth Video games, which is being hosted in Birmingham this summer time
Final Up to date: 16/07/22 9:18am
Alice Capsey and Freya Kemp have been chosen in England Ladies’s T20 squad for this summer time’s Commonwealth Video games to be hosted in Birmingham.
There are first worldwide call-ups for youngsters Capsey and Kemp, whereas Issy Wong will get an opportunity to characterize her nation in her dwelling metropolis – having been named in England’s T20 squad for the primary time.
“We now have gamers throughout the home sport placing their hand up for choice, which is testomony to the regional sport, and we now have actual energy in depth, and that is so essential”
England head coach Lisa Keightley
“We have picked what we predict is our greatest T20 squad. We have one eye on taking our T20 sport ahead, however we do consider this squad offers us one of the best likelihood of success within the Commonwealth Video games – and that is one thing to be actually excited by,” mentioned head coach Lisa Keightley.
“T20 cricket and ladies’s cricket basically is evolving on a regular basis – and to be able to put ourselves able to win international tournaments we now have to maneuver ahead with it, be aggressive, be dynamic and a part of our choice is about embracing that. Equally we now have chosen gamers who’re versatile, adaptable, slot in plenty of roles and provides us essentially the most choices for particular person match-ups.
“It is actually thrilling that we have a lot competitors for locations. Clearly, it is exhausting for people who miss out, it is by no means good to not be chosen in a squad, however we’re not accustomed to having to make such tough choices and they’re a part of the sport and a sign of how a lot the sport is progressing.
“We now have gamers throughout the home sport placing their hand up for choice, which is testomony to the regional sport, and we now have actual energy in depth, and that is so essential.”
Heather Knight (Western Storm, captain)
Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers)
Katherine Brunt (Northern Diamonds)
Alice Capsey (South East Stars)
Kate Cross (Thunder)
Freya Davies (South East Stars)
Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars)
Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder)
Sarah Glenn (Central Sparks)
Amy Jones (Central Sparks)
Freya Kemp (Southern Vipers)
Nat Sciver (Northern Diamonds, vice captain)
Bryony Smith (South East Stars)
Issy Wong (Central Sparks)
Danni Wyatt (Southern Vipers)
The Commonwealth Video games will likely be hosted at Edgbaston, with England’s first fixture in opposition to Sri Lanka on Saturday July 30.
Saturday July 30: England Ladies vs Sri Lanka Ladies, Edgbaston, 6pm
Tuesday August 2: England Ladies vs South Africa Ladies, Edgbaston, 11am
Thursday August 4: England Ladies vs New Zealand Ladies, Edgbaston, 6pm
Saturday August 6: First semi-final, 11am. Second semi-final, 6pm. (The order of the semi-final matches will likely be decided upon completion of group matches)
Sunday August 7: Bronze medal match, 10am
Sunday August 7: Gold medal match, 5pm