England have announced a 17-member team that will be cut to allow unselected players to participate in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy (RHFT).
We have announced a 17 player squad for the LV = Insurance Test match against India, starting June 16.
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Arlott had recently scored a hat-trick at RHFT. It was also announced that Nat Sciver will be the new vice-captain in all formats.
Heather knight He will lead the team against India who will play their first test in seven years. Three ODIs and as many T20s follow the single test.
“It has been difficult choosing a team given the balance of needing coverage in a COVID world while wanting to give players the greatest possible opportunity to play cricket,” said head coach Lisa Keightley in a ECB statement.
“We want the players to have opportunities in the middle, so we are looking to reduce our numbers a bit before the Test to give that opportunity to the non-selected players.
“I am very excited for the summer ahead. We have been working very hard for the last 10 weeks, India is a strong side and it is the beginning of a two year journey for us that includes two ICC World Cups, an Ashes and Commonwealth Games, “Keightley added.
Team: Heather Knight (C), Emily Arlott, Tammy beaumont, Katherine BruntKate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver (VC), Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield-Hill.