Source: ECB

England name 3 uncapped players in World T20 squad

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England have named their squad of 15 for the Women’s World T20 with three uncapped players picked for the first time.

Nottinghamshire’s Kirstie Gordon and Sussex’s Linsey Smith – both left-arm spinners with Loughborough Lightning in the Kia Super League – receive their first call-ups while Middlesex and Surrey Stars batter Sophia Dunkley is also in the squad. Sarah Taylor will not travel with the squad and will continue to train at Loughborough as she continues to work on her mental and physical fitness.

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

Heather Knight (Berkshire), Captain

Tammy Beaumont (Kent)

Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire)

Sophia Dunkley (Middlesex)

Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire)

Tash Farrant (Kent)

Kirstie Gordon (Nottinghamshire)

Jenny Gunn (Warwickshire)

Dani Hazell (Yorkshire)

Amy Jones (Warwickshire), Wicketkeeper

Nat Sciver (Surrey)

Linsey Smith (Sussex)

Anya Shrubsole (Somerset)

Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire)

Danni Wyatt (Sussex)

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.”

Courtesy of the ECB

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