The England women’s national cricket team have announced a 13-member squad for a one-off test match against the South Africa women’s national cricket team, to be played from June 27 at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.
Several new names have been included in the England women’s national cricket team for the test match against the South Africa women’s national cricket team and there are five potential test debutants including Emily Arlott, Lauren Bell, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies and Emma Lamb. .
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In addition to a single Test match, England and South Africa will play a three-match One Day International (ODI) series and a three-match T20 International (T20I) series with four points available for Test play and two points available for each white ball game.
Speaking of the England squad, head coach Lisa Keightley said the new faces in the team bring a “real level of energy and enthusiasm”. Lisa said:
“There are a number of new faces in the team which brings a real level of energy and excitement. We are at the start of a new cycle of the ICC Women’s Championship, which starts for us with the ODIs Indians, and naturally we’re looking forward to who could be a key player for us in 2025.”
We need our players to play cricket as much as possible – Lisa Keightley
Lisa Keightley further stated that a few spots in the bowling department have opened up with the retirement of a few players and new players are excited to fill those spots. Lisa clarified:
“Similarly with Katherine Brunt being removed from Test cricket and Anya Shrubsole from all forms of international play, a number of bowling spots have opened up which is hugely exciting for these players. I’m sure they will all be very eager to seize their chance.
“We need to balance having the right reinforcement for the senior team while providing playing opportunities. We need our players to play cricket as much as possible, so we deliberately have a small test squad. while the England women’s A team are in action against South Africa.
“It really is a massive summer, with the Commonwealth Games just around the corner, and we can’t wait to get the red ball started in Taunton.”
Meanwhile, the England women’s A team have also been announced for the three-day fixture against South Africa, which kicks off on Tuesday, June 21. The England women’s A team will be managed by Georgia Elwiss and John Stanworth will be the head coach.
England women’s squads for the South Africa series
England Women’s Test Team: Heather Knight (C), Emily Arlott, Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Kate Cross, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Jones, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver, Traveling Reserve: Issy Wong .
England Women’s A Team: Georgia Elwiss (C), Maia Bouchier, Danni Gibson, Sarah Glenn, Freya Kemp, Eve Jones, Ella McCaughan, Kalea Moore, Tara Norris, Grace Potts, Grace Scrivens, Alexa Stonehouse, Mady Villiers, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danni Wyatt .
England Women v South Africa Women Fixtures
LV = insurance test
Monday June 27-Thursday June 30: England v South Africa (Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton)
London Royal Series
Monday July 11: England – South Africa (The County Ground, Northampton)
Friday July 15: England – South Africa (Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol)
Monday 18 July: England – South Africa (The Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester)
IT20 Vitality Series
Thursday July 21: England v South Africa (The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford)
Saturday July 23: England – South Africa (New Road, Worcester)
Monday July 25: England v South Africa (The Incora County Ground, Derby)
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