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Brunt and Farrant return

The England and Wales Cricket Board today announced the England women’s Test, one-day international and Twenty20 international squads to face India and South Africa this summer.

England women will first host India in August, as Charlotte Edwards will once again lead the side in a one-off Kia Women’s Test match, followed by a three-match Royal London one-day international series as part of the first round of new ICC Women’s Championship.

The team will then take on South Africa in three NatWest Twenty20 Internationals at the start of September.

Edwards will be looking forward to calling on the services of Katherine Brunt again, as the Yorkshire fast bowler is included in the Royal London ODI and NatWest T20I squads for the first time since being sidelined through injury after the historic Women’s Ashes Test victory in Perth at the start of the year.

England’s bowling unit will be further bolstered in the NatWest T20I series against South Africa by the return of Kent’s young left-arm seamer Natasha Farrant, who missed the recent ICC World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh through injury

Warwickshire’s left-arm spinner Rebecca Grundy has been included in the Kia Women’s Test and Royal London ODI squads for the first time, having made her international debut and impressed with her performances in Bangladesh.

Heather Knight has been named as Charlotte Edwards vice-captain ahead of the summer internationals against India and South Africa

Right-arm medium pace bowler Sonia Odedra, from Nottinghamshire, has also been called-up to the Test squad for the first time after Sussex’s Georgia Elwiss was ruled out of action for the rest of the summer with a broken hand.

ECB Head of England Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor, said: “The three squads for the series against India and South Africa have been selected from a position of real strength, and I am delighted that both Katherine Brunt and Natasha Farrant will return to international action this summer.

“Appointed to the role of vice-captain, Heather Knight now has the opportunity to learn from the most experienced international captain in the world as she works alongside Charlotte Edwards to help lead the England women’s team at the start of a new professional era for the women’s game.”

The selectors have also today named a 13-strong England Women’s Academy (EWA) squad to play a series of warm-up matches against India and South Africa.

Kent’s Laura Marsh will lead the side and she lines-up alongside Fran Wilson (Somerset) and Danielle Wyatt (Nottinghamshire) as one of three players included in the EWA squad with full international playing caps.

Marsh’s inclusion follows an extended lay-off from international cricket having undergone major shoulder surgery during the winter. 

England women’s squad to play India (Kia Women’s Test match and three Royal London ODIs):

Name

County

Notes

Charlotte Edwards (capt)

Kent

 

Heather Knight (vice capt)

Berkshire

 

Tammy Beaumont

Kent

 

Katherine Brunt

Yorkshire

ODIs only

Kathryn Cross

Lancashire

 

Lydia Greenway

Kent

 

Rebecca Grundy

Warwickshire

 

Jenny Gunn

Nottinghamshire

 

Danielle Hazell

Yorkshire

 

Amy Jones

Warwickshire

 

Sonia Odedra

Nottinghamshire

Test match only

Natalie Sciver

Surrey

 

Anya Shrubsole

Somerset

 

Sarah Taylor (wkt)

Sussex

 

Lauren Winfield

Yorkshire

 

 

England women’s squad to play South Africa (three NatWest T20Is):

Name

County

Charlotte Edwards (capt)

Kent

Heather Knight (vice capt)

Berkshire

Tammy Beaumont

Kent

Katherine Brunt

Yorkshire

Natasha Farrant

Kent

Lydia Greenway

Kent

Rebecca Grundy

Warwickshire

Jenny Gunn

Nottinghamshire

Danielle Hazell

Yorkshire

Amy Jones

Warwickshire

Natalie Sciver

Surrey

Anya Shrubsole

Somerset

Sarah Taylor (wkt)

Sussex

Lauren Winfield

Yorkshire

 

England women’s 2014 international summer schedule: 

Opposition

Date

Format

Venue

India women

13.8.14 – 16.8.14

Kia Women’s Test Match

Wormsley Cricket Ground

India women

21.8.14

1st Royal London ODI *

Scarborough Cricket Club

India women

23.8.14

2nd Royal London ODI *

Scarborough Cricket Club

India women

25.8.14

3rd Royal London ODI *

Lord’s Cricket Ground

South Africa women

1.9.14

1st NatWest T20I

The Essex County Ground, Chelmsford

South Africa women

3.9.14

2nd NatWest T20I

The County Ground, Northampton

South Africa women

7.9.14

3rd NatWest T20I

Edgbaston

*ICC Women’s Championship fixtures 

 

England Women’s Academy squad to play India and South Africa warm-ups:

Name

County

Notes

Laura Marsh (capt)

Kent

 

Georgia Adams

Sussex

 

Katherine Brunt

Yorkshire

Two-day match v India only

Stephanie Butler

Staffordshire

 

Freya Davies

Sussex

 

Natasha Farrant

Kent

Two-day match and 50-over match v India only

Georgia Hennessy

Warwickshire

 

Amy Jones

Warwickshire

Two-day match v India only

Sonia Odedra

Nottinghamshire

 

Carla Rudd (wkt)

Berkshire

 

Paige Scholfield

Sussex

50-over match v India and T20s v South Africa only

Cecily Scutt

Surrey

 

Fran Wilson

Somerset

 

Danielle Wyatt

Nottinghamshire

 

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