NEWS: Linsey Smith Called Up To England T20 Squad

Sussex left-armer Linsey Smith has been called up to England’s squad for the T20 series against the West Indies which begins at the County Ground in Northampton on Tuesday evening.

A T20 specialist for England, Smith has never played an ODI, but has won 8 T20 caps since making her debut at the World Twenty20 last year, with best figures of 3-18 against Sri Lanka.

However, there is no room for the other 3 recent debutantes – Sophia Dunkley, Kirstie Gordon or Freya Davies – although the squad has not been officially announced all 3, plus Lauren Winfield, have been released to play county cricket this weekend. The omission of Dunkley is a particular surprise, as there isn’t a lot resting on this series and “Count Dunkular” has been in startling form for Middlesex, scoring two hundreds this season in the 50-over County Championship.

The Kent duo – Laura Marsh and Fran Wilson – appear have been retained. (As obviously has Kent captain Tammy Beaumont.)

One remaining question mark is over Bryony Smith, who bowled very economically in the final ODI at Chelmsford – we will know whether or not she is in or out at about half past one this afternoon, when Surrey take to the field against Kent at Brighton!

One thought on “NEWS: Linsey Smith Called Up To England T20 Squad

  1. I was looking forward to these first 2 games as they’re pretty local to me. However the weather forecast for tomorrow is poor unfortunately. Never good to see a short format like T20 reduced even further but that looks a distinct possibility, if they even play at all. Friday looks OK at least.


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