The 17-strong squad announced by England on Wednesday has been trimmed to 15 ahead of their Test against India which starts at Bristol next week.
The remaining players have now moved from Loughborough to a biosecure environment at Bristol ahead of the match.
The final XI will be chosen from the following 15 players:
- Heather Knight (Western Storm, captain)
- Emily Arlott (Central Sparks)
- Tammy Beaumont (Lightning)
- Katherine Brunt (Northern Diamonds)
- Kate Cross (Thunder)
- Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars)
- Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder)
- Georgia Elwiss (Southern Vipers)
- Tash Farrant (South East Stars)
- Amy Jones (Central Sparks)
- Nat Sciver (Northern Diamonds, vice captain)
- Anya Shrubsole (Western Storm)
- Mady Villiers (Sunrisers)
- Fran Wilson (Sunrisers)
- Lauren Winfield-Hill (Northern Diamonds)
Sarah Glenn (Central Sparks) and Freya Davies (South East Stars) have been released, and will now be able to play for their regions in tomorrow’s fourth round of matches in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.
I’m not clever enough to proffer a rationale behind the omission of Davies and Glenn so, come on Raf or Syd, let’s hear what you think is the reasoning.
Hard to know what Keightley is thinking but a) Glenn is a leg-spinner so perhaps they are worried she might bowl some wayward spells and give away too many runs?; b) England are very conservative with their Test selections, so if I had to guess I’d say that they will end up playing Brunt, Shrubsole and Elwiss without much thought given to succession planning.
Thank you Raf. The fact Glenn was in my ‘nailed on’ 8 to be selected in the final XI really does underline that I’m not clever enough to understand how the selectors are thinking.
I think a lot of people are surprised about Glenn, to be fair.