England women’s selectors today named a 15-player squad for the England women’s tour of Sri Lanka in November.
England will play two One Day Internationals and an International Twenty20 series in Colombo, from 14th-22nd November.
Essex left arm pace bowler Beth MacGregor has been called into the squad, along with wicket keeper Lauren Griffiths (Cheshire), Fran Wilson (Somerset) and Susie Rowe (Kent) from the England Women’s Academy.
Katherine Brunt and Holly Colvin will remain in England to complete a strength and conditioning programme and to focus on university studies respectively, to ensure they are both available for the Ashes tour to Australia in January.
Sarah Taylor has opted to take some time off from international cricket.
Commenting on the selection Clare Connor, Head of Women’s Cricket said: “The selectors have named a dynamic England women's squad for the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
“Without three influential players, opportunities are being given to Academy graduates Fran Wilson, Susie Rowe and Lauren Griffiths. All three players have had excellent seasons for their Counties: Somerset, Kent and Cheshire respectively. They also impressed for the Academy in India earlier this year and against New Zealand in July. It is essential that we always have a keen eye on player succession planning. Blooding some of our Academy talent on the full international stage in Sri Lanka will show exactly where we are in terms of the journey towards the World Cup in 2013.”
England women's squad to tour Sri Lanka
Charlotte Edwards, Captain (Kent)
Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire)
Lydia Greenway (Kent)
Lauran Griffiths (Cheshire)
Isa Guha (Berkshire)
Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire)
Heather Knight (Berkshire)
Beth MacGregor (Essex)
Laura Marsh (Sussex)
Beth Morgan (Middlesex)
Susie Rowe (Kent)
Anya Shrubsole (Somerset)
Claire Taylor (Berkshire)
Fran Wilson (Somerset)
Danielle Wyatt (Staffordshire)
One Day International matches
Sunday, November 14, Oval-P.Sara, Colombo 9:30am
Tuesday November 16, Oval-P.Sara, Colombo 9:30am
Sunday November 21, NCC, Colombo 10:00am
Monday November 22, NCC, Colombo 10:00am
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