Heather Knight named as England women’s vice-captain as Brunt and Farrant prepare for a return to international action this summer.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced the England women’s Twenty20 International squad to face South Africa this summer.
England women as Charlotte Edwards will once again lead the side as they take on South Africa in three NatWest Twenty20 Internationals at the start of September. The second of which will be held here at the County Ground on Wednesday 3rd September at 6.30pm.
Edwards will be looking forward to calling on the services of Katherine Brunt again, as the Yorkshire fast bowler is included in the NatWest T20I squads for the first time since being side-lined through injury after the historic Women’s Ashes Test victory in Perth at the start of the year.
England’s bowling unit will be further bolstered in the NatWest T20I series against South Africa by the return of Kent’s young left-arm seamer Natasha Farrant, who missed the recent ICC World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh through injury.
ECB Head of England Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor, said: “The squad for the series against South Africa has been selected from a position of real strength, and I am delighted that both Katherine Brunt and Natasha Farrant will return to international action this summer.
“Appointed to the role of vice-captain, Heather Knight now has the opportunity to learn from the most experienced international captain in the world as she works alongside Charlotte Edwards to help lead the England women’s team at the start of a new professional era for the women’s game.”
England women’s squad to play South Africa (three NatWest T20Is):
Charlotte Edwards (capt) – Kent
Heather Knight (vice capt) – Berkshire
Tammy Beaumont – Kent
Katherine Brunt – Yorkshire
Natasha Farrant – Kent
Lydia Greenway – Kent
Rebecca Grundy – Warwickshire
Jenny Gunn – Nottinghamshire
Danielle Hazell – Yorkshire
Amy Jones – Warwickshire
Natalie Sciver - Surrey