Shrubsole In As England Name Squad To Tour New Zealand
England Women have named a 15-player squad to tour New Zealand to play five Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals in February and March.
England have added Somerset quick bowler Anya Shrubsole to the squad which returned from South Africa as Katherine Brunt will be rested.
She was replaced by Beth Morgan during the tour to South Africa and she remains with the squad having herself made a recovery from shoulder surgery.
Holly Colvin is unavailable due to university commitments.
"The England women’s team has had an exceptional 2011 and their dominance continued during their recent, unbeaten tour to South Africa," Claire Connor, ECB Head of Women's Cricket, said.
"It was especially pleasing to see younger players taking their opportunities and senior players contributing with match-winning performances.
"The next eighteen months provides an exciting schedule for international women’s cricket with the ICC World Twenty20 in September 2012 and the ICC Women's World Cup in 2013. After their month tour of New Zealand the squad will start preparations for two NatWest series against India and a later NatWest T20 series against the West Indies in September, all ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 which takes place alongside the men’s event in Sri Lanka.
"The upcoming tour to New Zealand will provide both formats of limited overs cricket and give the players every opportunity to impress and retain their place for the upcoming ICC global events. I wish the entire tour party every success."
England Women: Charlotte Edwards (captain), Jenny Gunn (vice-captain), Tamsin Beaumont, Arran Brindle, Georgia Elwiss, Lydia Greenway, Isa Guha, Danielle Hazell, Heather Knight, Laura Marsh, Beth Morgan, Susie Rowe, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor, Danielle Wyatt
Friday 17 February: 1st T20 Westpac Stadium, Wellington (before New Zealand men v South Africa)
Sunday 19 February: 2nd T20 Seddon Park, Hamilton (before New Zealand men v South Africa)
Wednesday 2 February: 3rd T20 Eden Park, Auckland (before New Zealand men v South Africa)
Saturday 25 February: 4th T20 Queens Park, Invercargill
Sunday 26 February: 5th T20 Queens Park, Invercargill
Thursday 1 March: 1st ODI Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln University
Saturday 3 March: 2nd ODI Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln University
Monday 5 March: 3rd ODI Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln University
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