Four Uncapped Players For England Tour Of Sri Lanka
England Women have named four uncapped players in their 15-member squad to tour Sri Lanka to play two One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals in November.
Fast bowler Katherine Brunt, left-arm spinner Holly Colvin and Sarah Taylor will miss the tour for differing reasons with Lauren Griffiths, Beth MacGregor, Susie Rowe and Fran Wilson making the squad.
Brunt is being given a rest ahead of the Ashes tour later in the year, although she will complete a strength and conditioning programme in England, Colvin is focussing on her university studies and Taylor has opted to take a break from international cricket.
That leaves the way clear for MacGregor, a left-arm pace bowler from Essex, and ECB Academy graduates Griffiths, Rowe and Wilson to get their first taste of international cricket.
Wicket-keeper MacGregor has played 53 one-day matches while the other three players have been picked on the back of strong domestic seasons for their counties.
“The selectors have named a dynamic England women's squad for the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka," ECB Head of Women's cricket Clare Connor said.
“Without three influential players, opportunities are being given to Academy graduates Fran Wilson, Susie Rowe and Lauren Griffiths. All three players have had excellent seasons for their Counties: Somerset, Kent and Cheshire respectively.
"They also impressed for the Academy in India earlier this year and against New Zealand in July. It is essential that we always have a keen eye on player succession planning. Blooding some of our Academy talent on the full international stage in Sri Lanka will show exactly where we are in terms of the journey towards the World Cup in 2013.”
England Women squad to tour Sri Lanka: Charlotte Edwards (captain), Jenny Gunn, Lydia Greenway, Lauren Griffiths, Isa Guha, Danielle Hazell, Beth MacGregor, Laura Marsh, Beth Morgan, Susie Rowe, Anya Shrubsole, Claire Taylor, Fran Wilson, Danielle Wyatt
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