England have today announced their squad for their matches in Malaysia in December against Pakistan, with the big news a first-time international call-up for 20-year-old leg spinner Sarah Glenn.
Glenn, who represented Loughborough Lightning in the last 2 editions of the KSL, was called up to the England Training Squad on the back of a strong 2018 season, and ranked as the fifth best bowler in our 2019 KSL analysis with 11 wickets at 6.05 – the joint-second best Economy Rate in KSL 2019, behind only Marizanne Kapp.
Fast bowler Freya Davies makes a return after missing out over the summer, having finished as leading wicket-taker in KSL 2019, while Mady Villiers – who made her debut against Australia at Bristol in July and looks set to be handed a central contract in January – also makes the cut.
However, Glenn’s fellow leg-spinner Sophia Dunkley misses out, as do senior pros Georgia Elwiss and Laura Marsh.
While the appointment of England’s new coach Lisa Keightley was announced recently, Keightley remains in Australia with the Perth Scorchers for now, with this squad presumably selected on the basis of recommendations from acting head coach Ali Maiden and captain Heather Knight.
However, Keightley will no doubt be keeping a close eye on proceedings in what will be one of the last opportunities for these players to make a case for themselves ahead of the WWT20 in February.
The full squad is as follows:
- Heather Knight (Berkshire)
- Tammy Beaumont (Kent)
- Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire)
- Kate Cross (Lancashire)
- Freya Davies (Sussex)
- Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire)
- Sarah Glenn (Worcestershire)
- Kirstie Gordon (Nottinghamshire)
- Amy Jones (Warwickshire)
- Nat Sciver (Surrey)
- Anya Shrubsole (Berkshire)
- Mady Villiers (Essex)
- Fran Wilson (Kent)
- Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire)
- Danni Wyatt (Sussex)
England will be playing 3 ODIs (with 6 available points on offer in the ICC Women’s Championship), and 3 T20s against Pakistan. The ECB have confirmed today that all 6 matches will be live-streamed and available to watch in the UK.
- December 9: First ODI, Pakistan v England, Kinrara Oval, 1.30am GMT
- December 12: Second ODI, Pakistan v England, Kinrara Oval, 1.30am GMT
- December 14: Third ODI, Pakistan v England, Kinrara Oval, 1.30am GMT
- December 17: First IT20, Pakistan v England, Kinrara Oval, 2am GMT
- December 19: Second IT20, Pakistan v England, Kinrara Oval, 2am GMT
- December 20: Third IT20, Pakistan v England, Kinrara Oval, 2am GMT