England Women’s cricket selectors have announced squad for the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2018 in West Indies and they’ve named three uncapped players in the roster. All-Rounder Sophia Dunkley has got maiden call-up in the national side along with left-arm spinners Kirstie Gordon and Linsey Smith.
Kirstie Gordon is the Scottish girl who plays for Nottinghamshire in domestic cricket.
Coach Mark Robinson hails all three new faces and he believes that these spinners can play crucial role in the Caribbean conditions which suits spin bowlers nowadays.
“Sophia, Kirstie and Linsey have all had outstanding summers domestically and impressed when they have been in and around the group. All three will bring something different to the squad,” coach said in a released published by ECB.
15-member English women team will be lead by Heather Knight. England is placed in Group-A along with title defenders and hosts West Indies, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh women teams.
England Women’s Squad
Heather Knight (c), Sophie Ecclestone, Danni Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Anya Shrubsole, Jenny Gunn, Katherine Brunt, Nat Sciver, Sophia Dunkley, Linsey Smith, Amy Jones (wk), Kirstie Gordon, Tash Farrant, Danielle Hazell, Lauren Winfield.
Is this English women squad strong enough to become world t20 champions?