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Heather, Anya, Fran and Freya named in England squad

Four members of this season’s triumphant Western Storm side have been named in the England squad for the December tour of Malaysia, where they will take on Pakistan in three ODIs and three IT20s.

Heather Knight will once again captain the team and she is joined by Western Strom teammates Anya Shrubsole, Fran Wilson and Freya Davies.

There is also a first call-up for Worcestershire leg-spinner Sarah Glenn, while youngster Mady Villiers retains her place from the summer.

Following the announcement of the squad, Heather said: “We’re looking forward to getting out there and getting back to international cricket. It’s been a few months since our last game and there’s been a fair bit of change in that time, so this tour is an opportunity to start a new era and move forward.

“There’s a few younger faces in the group but also a lot of proven talent. I’m really happy with the group and we can’t wait for the next few months.”

The three ODIs form part of the ICC Women’s Championship, and thus represent six points towards qualification for the 2021 ICC Women’s World Cup – a tournament for which England have now guaranteed qualification.

The three IT20s will represent an opportunity to prepare for February’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. All six matches will be live-streamed and available to watch in the UK.

England Squad

Heather Knight (Captain)

Tammy Beaumont

Katherine Brunt

Kate Cross

Freya Davies

Sophie Ecclestone

Sarah Glenn

Kirstie Gordon

Amy Jones

Nat Sciver

Anya Shrubsole

Mady Villiers

Fran Wilson

Lauren Winfield

Danni Wyatt

 

Pakistan v England Schedule

December 9: First ODI, Pakistan v England, Kinrara Oval, 1.30am GMT*

December 12: Second ODI, Pakistan v England, Kinrara Oval, 1.30am GMT*

December 14: Third ODI, Pakistan v England, Kinrara Oval, 1.30am GMT*

December 17: First IT20, Pakistan v England, Kinrara Oval, 2am GMT

December 19: Second IT20, Pakistan v England, Kinrara Oval, 2am GMT

December 20: Third IT20, Pakistan v England, Kinrara Oval, 2am GMT

*Denotes match is part of the ICC Women’s Championship

England team image courtesy of Getty Images

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