NEWS: England Recall Hartley For New Zealand ODIs

England have recalled left-arm orthodox spinner Alex Hartley for the ODI series against New Zealand which begins on Saturday at Headingley.

Fast bowler Katie George – yet to make her ODI debut – is also included in the squad announced today, but Danni Hazell has been dropped despite performing well in the T20 Tri-Series, when she took 6 wickets at an Economy Rate under 7.

Hazell, who is highly rated as a T20 specialist and played in the Women’s IPL Exhibition Match earlier this year, was included in the squad for the ODI series against South Africa which preceded the Tri-Series, but didn’t actually play.

Full Squad

Heather Knight (Berkshire)
Tammy Beaumont (Kent)
Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire)
Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire)
Georgia Elwiss (Sussex)
Katie George (Hampshire)
Jenny Gunn (Warwickshire)
Alex Hartley (Lancashire)
Amy Jones (Warwickshire)
Laura Marsh (Kent)
Anya Shrubsole (Somerset)
Nat Sciver (Surrey)
Sarah Taylor (Sussex)
Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire)
Danni Wyatt (Sussex)

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2 thoughts on “NEWS: England Recall Hartley For New Zealand ODIs

  1. Clearly Robinson shares my ambivalence about the value of Hazell. A great “servant of the game”, but I’m not sure if she is the goods*.

    I still think she should (probably, if it was large enough…) have been in the squad. But if there is a restriction on numbers then I cannot argue too heatedly about this selection. Let’s see how it goes.

    *Although she should be in EVERY England XI for her heartwarming huge rabbit-toothed smile. EVERY time. 😉

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