Heather and Anya named in England World T20 Squad

Western Storm’s Heather Knight and Anya Shrubsole have been named in the England squad of 15 for the Women’s World T20.

Three uncapped players have also been picked for the first time.

Nottinghamshire’s Kirstie Gordon and Sussex’s Linsey Smith, both left-arm spinners with Loughborough Lightning, receive their first call-ups while Middlesex and Surrey Stars batter Sophia Dunkley is also in the squad.

Their selection follows strong performances in women’s domestic cricket, both at county level and across the Kia Super League.

The squad in full is:

Heather Knight, Captain

Tammy Beaumont

Katherine Brunt

Sophia Dunkley

Sophie Eccelstone

Tash Farrant

Kirstie Gordon

Jenny Gunn

Dani Hazell

Amy Jones, Wicketkeeper

Nat Sciver

Linsey Smith

Anya Shrubsole

Lauren Winfield

Danni Wyatt

Coach Mark Robinson said: “It’s always an exciting time when any England squad is announced, but especially when there are three newcomers included.

“Sophia, Kirstie and Linsey have all had outstanding summers domestically and impressed when they have been in and around the group. All three will bring something different to the squad.

“Everyone is looking forward to the challenges ahead and we can’t wait to get out there and get started.”

The tournament takes place in the Caribbean in November and England are in Group A along with the West Indies, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

England’s fixtures are as follows:

  • November 10th – England v Sri Lanka
  • November 12th – England v Bangladesh
  • November 16th – England v South Africa
  • November 18th – West Indies v England

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