Emily Arlott, Lauren Bell, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies and Emma Lamb could all be in line for their first England Women’s Test appearance against South Africa
Last update: 20/06/22 15:09
The England Women have announced a 13-man squad for the LV= Insurance Test against South Africa, which includes five uncapped players.
Newcomers Emily Arlott, Lauren Bell, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies and Emma Lamb could all make their first test appearance later this month.
Head coach Lisa Keightley said: “There are a number of new faces in the team which brings a real level of energy and excitement. We are at the start of a new championship cycle. women’s ICC, which starts for us with the Indian ODIs, and it’s only natural that we look ahead with an eye on who could be a key player for us in 2025.
“In the same way that Katherine Brunt retired from Test cricket and Anya Shrubsole from all forms of the international game, a number of bowling spots have opened up which is hugely exciting for these players. I’m sure that they will all be very eager to seize their opportunity.
“We have to balance having the right reinforcement for the senior team while providing playing opportunities. We need our players to play as much cricket as possible, which is why we have a deliberately small test squad. while the England women’s A team are in action against South Africa.
“It really is a massive summer, with the Commonwealth Games just around the corner, and we can’t wait to get the red ball started in Taunton.”
The test runs from June 27-30 and is the first part of the multi-format series, with four points available for play and two points available for each white ball game.
England women’s national team
Heather Knight (Western Storm, cap)
Emily Arlott (Central Sparks)
Tammy Beaumont (Lightning)
Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers)
Kate Cross (Thunder)
Alice Davidson-Richards (Southeast Stars)
Freya Davies (Southeast Stars)
Charlie Dean (Southern Vipers)
Sophia Dunkley (Southeast Stars)
Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder)
Amy Jones (Central Sparks)
Emma Lamb (Thunder)
Nat Sciver (Northern Diamonds, vice-captain)
Issy Wong (Central Sparks)