Katherine Brunt and Holly Colvin return to the successful England women’s squad that has gone unbeaten throughout winter tours of South Africa and New Zealand. The Yorkshire seamer was rested for the New Zealand tour, and Sussex left arm spinner Colvin was unavailable for selection over the winter, due to university commitments.
Anya Shrubsole has been withdrawn from the squad due to a quadricep tear. The Somerset seamer will undergo a period of rehabilitation to be fully fit for selection for the NatWest T20 Series, against West Indies in September.
Two NatWest International T20 matches will be played at Canterbury and Chelmsford on June 26 and 28 ahead of Friends Life t20 fixtures, with all games televised live on Sky Sports.
The five-match NatWest Women’s one-day Series will commence at Lord’s on Sunday July 1, followed by back-to-back games at Taunton on July 4 and 5. The fourth match of the NatWest Series will be hosted at Truro Cricket Club as part of the Cornish Cricket Festival with the series culminating at Wormsley on Wednesday July 11.
Ahead of the NatWest Series against India, England will take on the England Women’s Academy, followed by one NatWest International T20 against Ireland at The National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough, on June 22 and 23 respectively.
Charlotte Edwards said: “We’ve had a very successful winter and will take confidence and momentum into the NatWest Series. It’s great to have the team back together and the return of Katherine and Holly, they’re both experienced players and bring a lot to the side.
“We will be pushing to continue our unbeaten run but will not be underestimating the Indians; they have some world-class players of their own in Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami.
“I’m sure there will be some exciting cricket as the one-day series will be the last for us before the World Cup next year.”
“There’s a great feeling around the camp and I can’t wait to get out there and get the series underway.”
England Women’s squad - NatWest Series against India
Charlotte Edwards (Kent) Captain
Tamsin Beaumont (Kent)
Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire)
Arran Brindle (Sussex)
Holly Colvin (Sussex)
Georgia Elwiss (Sussex)
Lydia Greenway (Kent)
Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire)
Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire)
Heather Knight (Berkshire)
Laura Marsh (Kent)
Susie Rowe (Kent)
Sarah Taylor (Sussex)
Danielle Wyatt (Staffordshire)
For a full list of England women’s fixtures and live scores go to www.ecb.co.uk/englandwomen
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