Shrubsole back for England women
Selectors today named a 14-player England women's squad to face West Indies in a five-match NatWest Women's T20 Series which commences on September 8 at Emirates Durham ICG.
The squad that dominated India in two NatWest Women's T20 matches in June sees just one change, as Somerset’s Anya Shrubsole returns in place of fellow seamer Georgia Elwiss.
The first two matches of the series will be played at Emirates Durham ICG and Old Trafford on September 8 and 10 ahead of the NatWest T20 International matches between England and South Africa, with all games televised live on Sky Sports.
The further three matches of the NatWest Women's T20 Series will be played at Northampton on September 13 followed by back-to-back games at Hove and Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club on September 15 and 16.
Ahead of the series against West Indies, England will play two NatWest International T20 matches against Pakistan followed by an additional Twenty20 fixture against the England Women's Academy, at The National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough, on September 4 and 5 respectively.
The squad will remain unchanged for the ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka in September.
Head of England Women's Cricket Clare Connor said: "This schedule of matches against Pakistan and West Indies is excellent preparation in the immediate build-up to the ICC World Twenty20. After an unbeaten run spanning 17 months in international T20 matches, competition for a place in the starting eleven has never been stronger."
England women's squad for NatWest T20 Series against West Indies:
Charlotte Edwards (Captain, Kent)
Tamsin Beaumont (Kent)
Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire)
Arran Brindle (Sussex)
Holly Colvin (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)