England Call Up Uncapped Spin Pair

Tamsin Beaumont
Tamsin Beaumont (batting) has been handed a recall as England name their ICC Women's World T20 squad
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England have called up uncapped spinners Jodie Dibble and Rebecca Grundy ahead of the ICC Women's World Twenty20, which begins in Bangladesh in March.

The pair take their place in the 15-member squad which also sees recalls for Tamsin Beaumont and Fran Wilson following strong performances on a recent Academy tour of Sri Lanka.

England's ICC WWT20 Record

2009: Champions
2010: Group stage
2012: Runners-up

2014 Fixtures

15th March: warm-up v New Zealand
17th March: warm-up v Pakistan

24th March: v West Indies
26th March: v India
28th March: v Bangladesh
30th March: v Sri Lanka

Charlotte Edwards will lead the side as they bid to repeat their tournament win of 2009 and go one better than they managed last time around in 2012.

The squad shows five changes from the successful Women's Ashes campaign with Arran Brindle's retirement and injuries to Katherine Brunt and Natasha Farrant forcing changes to be made.

Lauren Winfield and Danielle Wyatt miss out on selection while experienced off-spinner Laura Marsh continues to undergo rehabilitation following a shoulder injury.

"The depth of talent currently available within the England women’s high performance set-up is such that, despite the retirement of Arran Brindle and injuries to fast bowlers, Katherine Brunt and Natasha Farrant, the selectors have still been able to pick a strong and balanced squad for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh," Head of England Women's Cricket Clare Connor said.

"We have opted for a mix of proven international performers such as Lydia Greenway and Sarah Taylor, alongside exciting fresh talents Jodie Dibble and Rebecca Grundy.  
"Both Jodie and Rebecca have developed enormously over the last couple of years and they thoroughly deserve this opportunity. 

“It is a very exciting time for the England Women’s cricket team.  The back-to-back Ashes triumphs, in addition to the news last week about the pay increases for the players, put us in a healthy position.  I look forward to seeing what this group of players can achieve on the field in Bangladesh.”

Clare Connor

"As young spinners, there is no better place in the world to ply your trade than the subcontinent and I hope that they enjoy and learn from the experience.
"We are also delighted to see Tammy Beaumont and Fran Wilson back in the squad. 

"Their performances during the recent England Women’s Academy tour to Sri Lanka were an important part of the team’s success out there, and I’m sure that they will be aiming to carry this form forward to Bangladesh.
"Lauren Winfield and Danielle Wyatt will, of course, be disappointed not to be included in the squad, having both played in the Women’s Ashes series in Australia last month. 

"They are both high class players and will remain in the selectors’ thoughts once the domestic season gets underway in April."

England ICC Women's World Twenty20 squad: Charlotte Edwards (captain), Tamsin Beaumont, Kathryn Cross, Jodie Dibble, Georgia Elwiss, Lydia Greenway, Rebecca Grundy, Jenny Gunn, Danielle Hazell, Amy Jones, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor, Fran Wilson

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Group A: Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa Group B: Bangladesh, England, India, Sri Lanka, West Indies Fixtures & Results
23rd March: Australia v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 128-8 (Perkins 31) beat
Australia Women 121 (Blackwell 31) by 7 runs
23rd March: Pakistan v South Africa
South Africa Women 163-0 (van Niekerk 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 119-9 (Kapp 3-16) by 44 runs
24th March: England v West Indies
West Indies Women 133-7 (Taylor 56) beat
England Women 124-9 (Dottin 4-12) by 9 runs
24th March: India v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Women 128-8 (Atapattu 43) beat
India Women 106-9 (Prabodhani 2-9) by 22 runs
25th March: Ireland v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 171-3 (Bates 68) beat
Ireland Women 129-4 (C Joyce 41no) by 41 runs
25th March: Australia v South Africa
Australia Women 116-4 (Perry 41no) beat
South Africa Women 115-9 by six wickets
26th March: Bangladesh v West Indies
West Indies Women 115 (Dottin 34) beat
Bangladesh Women 79 (Quintyne 3-5) by 36 runs
26th March: England v India
England Women 98-5 (Taylor 28) beat
India Women 95-9 (Raj 57) by five wickets
27th March: Australia v Ireland
Australia Women 191-4 (Lanning 126) beat
Ireland Women 113-7 (Perry 2-17) by 78 runs
27th March: New Zealand v Pakistan
New Zealand Women 167-3 (Bates 94no) beat
Pakistan Women 108-7 by 59 runs
28th March: Bangladesh v England
England Women 137-5 (Edwards 80) beat
Bangladesh Women 58-9 (Hazell 3-4) by 79 runs
28th March: Sri Lanka v West Indies
West Indies Women 87-2 (Taylor 56no) beat
Sri Lanka Women 84 (Daley 4-15) by 8 wickets
29th March: Ireland v South Africa
South Africa Women 165-5 (Lee 43) beat
Ireland Women 79 (Ismail 3-5) by 86 runs
29th March: Australia v Pakistan
Australia Women 185-2 (Villani 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 91-9 (Perry 3-12) by 94 runs
30th March: Bangladesh v India
India Women 151-4 (Kaur 77, Raj 41) beat
Bangladesh Women 72-8 by 79 runs
30th March: England v Sri Lanka
England Women 86-3 (Taylor 36) beat
Sri Lanka Women 85-9 by seven wickets
31st March: Ireland v Pakistan
Pakistan Women 119-6 (Bismah Maroof 48no) beat
Ireland Women 105 (A Iqbal 3-18) by 14 runs
31st March: New Zealand v South Africa
South Africa Women 116-5 (du Preez 51) beat
New Zealand Women 114-9 by 5 wickets
1st April: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Bangladesh Women 115-9 (R Ahmed 41) beat
Sri Lanka Women 112-9 by three runs
1st April: India v West Indies
India Women 121-1 (Raut 56, Raj 55no) beat
West Indies 117-7 (Dottin 57) by nine wickets
3rd April: Semi-Final
Australia Women 140-5 (Villani 35) beat
West Indies Women 132-4 by 8 runs
4th April: Semi-Final
England Women 102-1 (Taylor 44no) beat
South Africa Women 101 by nine wickets
6th April: Final - Australia v England
Australia Women 106-4 (Lanning 44) beat
England Women 105-8 (Coyte 3-16) by 6 wickets