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England women's squad announced

Selectors today named a 15-player England squad for two NatWest Women's one-day internationals and two NatWest Women's International T20 matches against Pakistan which commence in Louth, Lincolnshire on July 1.

Natasha Farrant, a 17 year-old left-arm seamer from Kent, Surrey all-rounder Natalie Sciver and Yorkshire wicketkeeper-batter Lauren Winfield have received their first call-ups to the squad, which is without Katherine Brunt, Holly Colvin and Laura Marsh.

All three have progressed through the England women's performance pathway, impressing selectors in the women's County Championship and during the ongoing Super 4s competition. Sciver was also part of the England Women's Academy squad who beat Pakistan ahead of the 2012 NatWest Women's International T20 Series.

Brunt is continuing a rehabilitation programme following a foot injury sustained during the ICC Women's World Cup and Colvin is recovering from a fractured thumb sustained playing league cricket. Marsh is also unavailable for selection due to continuing rehabilitation following shoulder surgery. All players will be reassessed before selection of the Women's Ashes Series squad in July.

After the first game at Louth, the second NatWest Women's one-day International and two NatWest Women's International T20 matches will be played at the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University on July 3 and 5 respectively.

Head of England Women's Cricket Clare Connor said: “We are thrilled to be hosting Pakistan in our first block of summer internationals.

“The ICC Women's World Cup in India in February, with a huge global TV audience, brilliantly showcased the top eight teams in the world and we are delighted to host both Pakistan and Australia in England in the next few months.

“As we embark on a new ICC Women's World Cup cycle, the matches against Pakistan will provide us with valuable opportunity to refresh certain elements of our ODI strategy and to expose a wider pool of players to the international arena.”

England Women's squad - NatWest Women's International T20I and ODI matches against Pakistan:

Charlotte Edwards (captain, Kent)
Arran Brindle (Sussex)
Georgia Elwiss (Sussex)
Natasha Farrant (Kent)
Lydia Greenway (Kent)
Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire)
Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire)
Amy Jones (Warwickshire)
Heather Knight (Berkshire) ODI squad only
Susie Rowe (Surrey) T20 squad only
Natalie Sciver (Surrey)
Anya Shrubsole (Somerset)
Sarah Taylor (Sussex)
Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire)
Danielle Wyatt (Nottinghamshire)

England Women fixtures v Pakistan Women
July 1:  First ODI, Louth CC, Lincolnshire, 10:45am
July 3: Second ODI, Loughborough University, 10:45am
July 5: First and second T20 internationals, Loughborough University, 10am & 2:30pm

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