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Atkins added to England squad

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Caroline Atkins

Caroline Atkins has been called up to replace Beth Morgan, who will return home for treatment on a shoulder injury

Caroline Atkins will join the England women’s squad for the Twenty20 series and Ashes Test against Australia women next week.

Atkins was part of the victorious World Cup and World Twenty20 teams in 2009 and has represented England in eight Test matches.

The Sussex batter will replace Beth Morgan, who will return to England for treatment after sustaining a shoulder subluxation during the second one-day international on January 7.

Atkins said: "This is a great opportunity for me. I can't wait to get out to Australia and join the squad.

"I have some good memories of playing out there in 2008 and am very much looking forward to playing out there again.

"It's a great shame for Beth. I wish her a speedy recovery."