Shrubsole Out But England Ready For India Series

Shrubsole Out But England Ready For India Series
Shrubsole Out But England Ready For India Series
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England Women return to action following a successful pair of winter tours to New Zealand and South Africa when they play India in five One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.

They warm up with matches against Ireland and the England Academy this weekend although they will be without the services of Anya Shrubsole though injury.

The Somerset pace bowler has withdrawn with a thigh muscle tear and will be out of action - for England at least - until the West Indies series in September.

Looking ahead, England captain Charlotte Edwards is in confident mood going into the series.

"We've had a very successful winter and will take confidence and momentum into the NatWest Series. It's great to have the team back together and the return of Katherine and Holly, they’re both experienced players and bring a lot to the side," she said.

"We will be pushing to continue our unbeaten run but will not be underestimating the Indians; they have some world-class players of their own in Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami.

"I'm sure there will be some exciting cricket as the one-day series will be the last for us before the World Cup next year. There's a great feeling around the camp and I can’t wait to get out there and get the series underway."

England Women squad: Charlotte Edwards (captain), Tamsin Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Arran Brindle, Holly Colvin, Georgia Elwiss, Lydia Greenway, Jenny Gunn, Danielle Hazell, Heather Knight, Laura Marsh, Susie Rowe, Sarah Taylor, Danielle Wyatt

Series Schedule

26th June: 1st T20I, Canterbury
28th June: 2nd T20I, Chelmsford

1st July: 1st ODI, Lord's, London
4th July: 2nd ODI, Taunton
5th July: 3rd ODI, Taunton
8th July: 4th ODI, Truro
11th July: 5th ODI, Wormsley

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