Commonwealth Games 2022: England announces women’s cricket team

Heather Knight will lead the England women’s cricket team during T20 cricket’s debut at the Commonwealth Games.

FILE PHOTO - England players celebrate after winning the third Twenty20 women‘s cricket match and the series against India at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on March 09, 2019.

FILE PHOTO - England players celebrate after winning the third Twenty20 women‘s cricket match and the series against India at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on March 09, 2019. | Photo Credit: The Hindu

Heather Knight will lead the England women’s cricket team during T20 cricket’s debut at the Commonwealth Games.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Saturday announced the England women's cricket team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham.

Heather Knight will lead the 15-member squad during T20 cricket's debut at the quadrennial event. Alice Capsey and Freya Kemp are the new faces on the team, while Issy Wong will get a chance to make her T20I in her home city.

“We’ve picked what we think is our best T20 squad. We’ve got one eye on taking our T20 game forward, but we do believe this squad gives us the best chance of success in the Commonwealth Games – and that’s something to be really excited by,” said head coach Lisa Keightley.

“T20 cricket and women’s cricket, in general, is evolving all the time - and in order to put ourselves in a position to win global tournaments we have to move forward with it, be aggressive, be dynamic and part of our selection is about embracing that. Similarly, we have selected players who are flexible, adaptable, fit in a number of roles and give us the most options for individual match-ups,” she added.

Squad: Heather Knight (captain), Nat Sciver (vice-captain), Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Bryony Smith, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt.

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