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Groin injury sidelines Grundy

Injury has forced Warwickshire’s Rebecca Grundy out of the England Women’s squad to play against India and South Africa this summer. The left-arm spinner has sustained a femoral stress reaction in her left groin.

Grundy will now begin a rehabilitation programme and has been ruled out of all forms of cricket for the rest of the season.

Nineteen year old off-spinner Stephanie Butler from Staffordshire will replace Grundy in the squad that will take on India in the Kia Women’s Test match, which starts at Wormsley Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

Nottinghamshire’s right-arm medium pace bowler Sonia Odedra will subsequently remain with the England Women’s squad for the three-match Royal London One-Day International series against India, having originally only been named in the Test squad.

Warwickshire left-arm spinner Rebecca Grundy, left, will miss England Women's summer fixtures due to a groin problem

Speaking about Grundy’s injury status and her replacements in the squad, Head of England Women’s Performance, Paul Shaw, said: “This is very disappointing news for Becky and it is clearly unfortunate to lose her from the squad before our summer internationals against India and South Africa have even got underway. She will now undergo the necessary treatment and rehabilitation to get back to full fitness as quickly as possible. 

“We are in a very strong position to be able call-up three very talented players to replace Becky across seven matches that we have this summer. 

“Young Stephanie Butler from Staffordshire has been included in an England Women’s squad for the first time, after enjoying a good season with the ball in county cricket and also impressing with her performances for the England Women’s Academy in Sri Lanka over the winter. I’m sure she will learn a lot from the experience. 

“I’m also looking forward to working with Sonia Odedra during the Kia Women’s Test and Royal London ODI series, and to welcoming Danielle Wyatt back into the fold for the NatWest T20Is against South Africa in September.”   

England women’s squad to play India (Kia Women’s Test and Royal London ODI series) and South Africa (NatWest T20I series) this summer:

Name

County

Notes

Charlotte Edwards (capt)

Kent

 

Heather Knight (vice capt)

Berkshire

 

Tammy Beaumont

Kent

 

Katherine Brunt

Yorkshire

ODIs and T20Is only

Stephanie Butler

Staffordshire

Test only

Kathryn Cross

Lancashire

Test and ODIs only

Natasha Farrant

Kent

T20Is only

Lydia Greenway

Kent

 

Jenny Gunn

Nottinghamshire

 

Danielle Hazell

Yorkshire

 

Amy Jones

Warwickshire

 

Sonia Odedra

Nottinghamshire

Test and ODIs only

Natalie Sciver

Surrey

 

Anya Shrubsole

Somerset

 

Sarah Taylor (wkt)

Sussex

 

Lauren Winfield

Yorkshire

 

Danielle Wyatt

Nottinghamshire

T20Is only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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