Tuesday, June 4th, 2019


england women have named a 15 strong squad for the first two of three royal london odis against the west indies – including this sunday’s second game of the series at New Road on june 9.

heather knight will skipper the side and the squad sees the return of sophie ecclestone, jenny gunn and wicket-keeper sarah taylor who were not part of the group for england’s tour of sri lanka.

georgia elwiss misses out through injury.

england won all six games in sri lanka to take their winning run to a splendid 10 games on the trot.

they had previously won four encounters on the bounce in india.

this sequence represents england’s fifth best run of consecutive all-format victories.

the three odis against west indies form part of the icc women’s championship.

england currently sit second in the table on 18 points.

two more wins will take them to 22 points and qualification for the 2021 icc women’s world cup in new zealand.

england women

heather knight (berkshire, captain)

tammy beaumont (kent)

katherine brunt (yorkshire)

kate cross (lancashire)

sophie ecclestone (lancashire)

alex hartley (lancashire)

jenny gunn (nottinghamshire)

amy jones (warwickshire)

laura marsh (kent)

nat sciver (surrey)

anya shrubsole (berkshire)

sarah taylor (sussex, wicketkeeper)

fran wilson (kent)

lauren winfield (yorkshire)

danni wyatt (sussex)

royal london women’s odi series

thursday june 6: england v west indies (fischer county ground, grace road, leicester)

sunday june 9: england v west indies (New Road, worcester)

thursday june 13: england v west indies (cloudfm county ground, chelmsford)