Five wickets from Katherine Brunt inspired England to victory in the final ODI of the Paytm Women’s ODI series in Mumbai. Brunt’s 5-28 saw India reach 205/8 from their 50 overs, a total that England chased down in the penultimate over to win by two wickets and leave the series at 2-1 to the hosts.
Sophie Ecclestone has fractured the fifth metacarpal on her right hand and will fly home from England Women’s tour of India. Ecclestone sustained the injury in the warm-up ahead of yesterday’s second ODI. Scans after the match revealed the extent of the injury, which will also rule her out of the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
India clinched the Paytm Women’s ODI series with a comfortable seven-wicket victory in the second ODI against England in Mumbai. Batting first, England were bowled out for 161, with Nat Sciver’s 85 the only innings of note. India’s opening bowling pair of Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey were hugely impressive, sharing eight wickets between them.
India Women have gone 1-0 up in the Paytm ODI series, dismissing England for 136 in Mumbai to win by 66 runs. Mithali Raj’s team batted first and England would most likely have been satisfied at the innings break, having bowled India out for 202 but in reply the chase proved too much. When Heather Knight
England captain Heather Knight (64*) got her side over the line in a closely fought warm-up fixture against the Board President’s XI at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The hosts – captained by Smriti Mandhana – batted first and were restricted to 154 after a disciplined bowling effort by England. Anya Shrubsole stood out with four wickets
Six days before England women fly out to the subcontinent to take on India and Sri Lanka, Mark Robinson and Heather Knight (head coach and captain) answered a searching set of questions from the media. Then some of the players made themselves available for chats about how things are going on a more personal front.
England Women have named their squads for the upcoming tours of India and Sri Lanka, with returns for Sarah Taylor and Katherine Brunt. Taylor and Brunt – two of England’s most experienced players – missed the side’s journey to the ICC Women’s World T20 final. The pair will both fly out with the squad to take
England Women have announced their new raft of central contracts for 2019, with Sussex seamer Freya Davies earning herself her first full Central Contract. Twenty-one players are now centrally contracted to ECB – four of those on Rookie Contracts. Davies said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to receive my first full contract. It’s always been my aim
England off-spinner Dani Hazell has retired from international cricket. The 30-year-old – who won three Ashes series and two World Cups – steps away from the game having made 141 appearances for her country. She made her debut in 2009 and since then has taken 146 international wickets across all forms, and has also captained her country
ECB have announced two new roles within its Executive team. Clare Connor has been appointed to the new role of Managing Director, Women’s Cricket while David Mahoney has been named Chief Operating Officer. The moves each fit the purpose and delivery of the new game-wide strategy for 2020-24, Inspiring Generations, which has been developed over