England to rely on young blood over experience in Women’s World T20 2018
England Women’s team management has disclosed their strategy for the upcoming Women’s World T20 2018. The Three Lions will depend upon the young guns over experience heads. The team management has announced the entry of three uncapped players into the squad that has the best domestic season so far.
Left-arm-spinner Kirstie Gordon and Linsey Smith from Loughborough Lightning have got the call for the national duty while 20-year-old batswoman and leg-spinner Sophia Dunkley from Surrey Star’s will be joining the team for the marquee event in the Caribbean this year.
England women’s team head coach Mark Robinson seemed very happy after having the three newcomers in the side. He said, it is going to be adventurous, and they (Sophia, Kirstie, Linsey) will bring something different to the squad.
‘Everyone is looking forward to the challenges ahead, and we can’t wait to get out there and get started’ added the coach.
Apart from the new entries their most responsible shoulder and world-class batswoman, Sarah Taylor, withdrawn herself from the Women’s World T20 due to anxiety issues. Amy Jones’ name popped up as the first choice as wicketkeeper in Taylor’s absence while Lauren Winfield may open the innings for the team in place of Sarah.
The Women’s World Cup 2017 winner must be eyeing to become the Women’s World T20 champion as well, and despite Taylor’s last-minute exit they still have one of the strongest squad in the competition. It will be exciting to see the new entries to play for the team.
England WWT20 squad
Heather Knight (Berkshire, capt), Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire), Tammy Beaumont (Kent), Sophia Dunkley (Middlesex), Tash Farrant (Kent), Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire), Kirstie Gordon (Nottinghamshire), Dani Hazell (Yorkshire), Jenny Gunn (Warwickshire), Amy Jones (Warwickshire, wk), Linsey Smith (Sussex), Nat Sciver (Surrey), Anya Shrubsole (Somerset), Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire), Danni Wyatt (Sussex).