Star English wicket-keeper batswoman Sarah Taylor and all-rounder Katherine Brunt have been included in England’s squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against India. The ODI series between India and England, which will be part of the ICC Women’s Championship, will kickstart on February 22. The three-match ODI series will be followed by three-match T20I series.
The ODI series will be played at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on February 22, 25 and 28 and the T20I series will be hosted at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on March 4, 7 and 9.
Both Taylor and Brunt are part of England’s ODI series. However, Brunt will take part in the T20I series against India while Taylor would head home.
“We have looked to use as many players as we can to give everyone an opportunity as we head into a busy year. We have included 18 players across the squads and they will come in and out as the tours progress as we look to improve our strength in depth,” English coach Mark Robinson was quoted as saying by England Cricket Board.
“We have got a huge Ashes series in the summer, as well as hosting the West Indies, and obviously there are ICC Women’s Championship points up for grabs across both of these tours (India and Sri Lanka) so there is hard work ahead of us but we are excited,” The coach added.
England’s squads for the upcoming T20I and ODI series:
ODI squad: Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Alex Hartley, Amy Jones, Heather Knight (c), Laura Marsh, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor (wk), Lauren Winfield, Danni Wyatt
T20I squad: Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Freya Davies, Amy Jones (wk), Heather Knight (c), Laura Marsh, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Winfield, Danni Wyatt, Linsey Smith