NEWS: England Squad For Sri Lanka – Shrubsole Out; Wilson In

England have named 14 of the 15-strong squad who will travel to Sri Lanka next month for 4 ODIs. 

Fran Wilson has recovered from a broken finger and is back in to bolster the batting; but Anya Shrubsole is ruled out. With Sophie Ecclestone unavailable due to school, England have left one spot free in what is otherwise an unchanged squad from the recent West Indies tour. 

  • Heather Knight
  • Tammy Beaumont
  • Katherine Brunt
  • Georgi Elwiss
  • Jenny Gunn
  • Alex Harley
  • Dani Hazell
  • Amy Jones
  • Beth Langston 
  • Laura Marah
  • Nat Sciver
  • Lauren Winfield
  • Fran Wilson
  • Danni Wyatt

The 15th spot is likely to be taken by one of the players additionally selected for a pre-tour camp in Abu Dhabi:

  • Georgia Adams
  • Kate Cross
  • Alice Davidson-Richards
  • Sophia Dunkley
  • Sophie Ecclestone 
  • Georgia Hennessy
  • Hannah Jones
  • Emma Lamb
  • Bryony Smith

4 thoughts on “NEWS: England Squad For Sri Lanka – Shrubsole Out; Wilson In

  1. Would love to see Emma Lamb given a go, she had a cracking KSL! But surely losing Shrubsole and Ecclestone means a bowler has to come in?

    Also curious that Ecclestone is unavailable due to school but can go on the Abu Dhabi camp?


  2. I’m pleased Fran is in the squad, she deserves another chance in ODIs. I’d like to see Dunkley in the squad too, although I’d think Kate Cross must be hopeful of a return. Based on the last series played in SL, when the Aussies were there last month, it seems like a mix of decent pitches, giving something for the spinners, as you’d expect on the subcontinent. The fast bowlers did well too, taking a good share of the wickets. Scores of 250+ look possible. It looks like batting might be slightly easier than in the Windies at least. Good job. I imagine the pitches have a touch more pace.

    So Australia won their recent series there comprehensively, but only grew into the series, as is their tendency. The first couple of wins were less impressive, especially the first when they had their own little collapse-eroo which seems to have escaped some people’s attention. In this first game they lost 6 wickets chasing a paltry 76.

    So England need to be careful from the outset and can’t go into the series complacently, expecting to automatically win all the matches. Anyway England only need to win 1 Championship game, and SL have been pretty disappointing so far in the competition, despite that impressive last World T20 game earlier this year when they beat SA.

    All to look forward to. What can we expect in the way of coverage?


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