The Trent Rockets squad is made up of 15 quality cricketers, including two from Australia and one each from New Zealand and Scotland. The other 11 players are from England, with three internationals and eight domestic stars.
Squad: Katherine Brunt, Kathryn Bryce, Ella Claridge, Abigail Freeborn, Sarah Glenn, Heather Graham, Teresa Graves, Nancy Harman, Lucy Higham, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Michaela Kirk, Alicia Presland, Rachel Priest, Natalie Sciver, Emily Windsor
Here’s a look at each of the 15 members of the squad:
She is the spearhead of England’s pace attack and has been a consistent performer for the team over the last 17 years. The right arm seamer has featured in 92 T20Is and picked up 96 wickets at an economy of 5.53 and an average of 19.06. Apart from her bowling, she is a handy bat in the lower middle order. She has scored 503 runs in 57 innings at a strike rate of 112.78 and the best score of 42 not out.
She is a Scottish cricketer, who is a right-hand bat and right-arm seamer. In June 2021, she became the first cricketer for Scotland, male or female, to make it into the top ten of the ICC Player Rankings. She is the number 3 T20I all-rounder and number 9 T20I batter in women’s cricket. In the 18 T20Is played so far, she has scored 496 runs and picked up 20 wickets. In Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2020, she picked up 14 wickets in six matches and was the leading wicket-taker for her side Lightning, second overall.
She is an English domestic cricketer who is a wicket-keeper and a right-hand bat. She plays for Buckinghamshire. She made her debut in 2014 playing age-group cricket for Buckinghamshire. Playing for Buckinghamshire women’s 1st XI, she has featured in 52 games and has scored 1417 runs, including 10 half-centuries and one century.
She is a wicket-keeper and a right-hand bat who plays for Leicestershire and Lightning, having previously represented Sussex and Yorkshire, as well as Loughborough Lightning in the Women’s Cricket Super League. In the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2020, she was featured in five matches and scored 167 runs at an average of 33.40. She was the second-highest run-getter for her team Lightning.
She is a right-arm leg spinner who is a part of the England national team since 2019. To begin with, she was a quick bowler who represented Derbyshire in age-group cricket but later changed to leg-spin after being inspired by footage of Australian legend Shane Warne. She has played 21 T20Is and has scalped 29 wickets in 20 innings at an economy of 5.76 and an average of 13.65. She is also known to be a hard-hitting batter and can chip in with useful contributions lower down the order. In T20Is she strikes at a rate of 128.57.
She is an Australian all-rounder, who is a right-hand bat and right-arm medium pace bowler. She plays for Tasmanian Tigers and Perth Scorchers. In April 2019, Cricket Australia awarded her with a contract with the National Performance Squad ahead of the 2019–20 season. She made her international debut against Sri Lanka in 2019. She has represented the national side in 1 ODI. In WBBL 2020, playing for Perth Scorchers, she picked up 12 wickets in 13 matches. She was a part of the team that reached the semi-finals last year.
She plays for Nottinghamshire and Lightning. Prior to this, she played for Yorkshire and was in the Yorkshire Diamonds squad in 2016 and 2017 for the Women’s Cricket Super League. She is an all-rounder, who is a right-hand bat and a right-arm seamer. In the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2020, she appeared in six matches and scored 114 runs, which included the best of 65 runs in an innings. She also picked up three wickets in four innings at an economy of 4.41.
She is a right-arm leg spinner who plays for Leicestershire and Lightning, having previously played for Sussex. She made her debut in 2017 for Sussex against Nottinghamshire. In Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2020, she played in all six games. She scored 43 runs and picked up two wickets. Apart from playing cricket, she is pursuing Materials Engineering at Loughborough University.
She is a right-arm-off spinner who currently plays for Nottinghamshire and Lightning. Prior to this, she represented Leicestershire, as well as Loughborough Lightning in the Women’s Cricket Super League. In Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2020, she scalped 8 wickets in six matches and was the second-highest wicket-taker for her side Lightning. She produced the best figures of 3-38 and had an economy of 4.43.
She is a right arm quick bowler from Australia. She plays for New South Wales Breakers in the WNCL and Sydney Thunder in the WBBL. She was a part of the team that won the WBBL 2020. She played an instrumental role in her team’s victory as she was the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 22 wickets in 15 matches. In the final against Melbourne Stars she accounted for 2-11 in 4 overs and was the most economical bowler in that match.
She is a South Africa-born cricketer who plays for Nottinghamshire and Lightning. She is a right-hand bat, right arm off-spinner and can keep wickets occasionally. Having played for Northerns in South Africa between 2012 and 2020, in 2021 she moved to England with an ambition to play for the nation.
She is an all-rounder, who is a right-hand bat and a right arm seamer. She plays for Lincolnshire and Lightning, having previously represented Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, and Huntingdonshire. She made her debut in 2015 for Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. In Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2020, she made four appearances, scoring 114 runs and picking up five wickets.
She is an experienced wicket-keeper bat who plays for New Zealand. She has featured in 75 T20Is and scored 873 runs at a strike rate of 104.42. She has accounted for 72 dismissals behind the stumps. She is a regular member of the ODI setup and has made 87 appearances. Her best year was 2015 when she mustered 592 runs, including four half-centuries and two centuries at an average of 53.81. She also holds the record of scoring the most runs (157) in ODI innings by a wicket-keeper.
She is the number 1 T20I all-rounder in the world of women’s cricket. She has represented England in 86 T20Is. She has scored 1668 runs at a strike rate of 113.70. She has picked up 70 wickets, including two four-wicket hauls in 78 innings. Born in Tokyo, playing football and tennis before cricket, and playing her early cricket in the Netherlands, Sciver has had an impressive cricketing journey. She made her England debut in 2013 and since then has been a vital cog in the line-up.
She is a right-hand bat who plays for Hampshire and Southern Vipers. In Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, playing for Southern Vipers she scored 112 runs in four innings at an average of 37.33. She was a part of the squad that won the inaugural competition. In the final she chipped in with a useful contribution of 37 runs in the middle order to steer her side to a respectable total. Apart from playing cricket, she works as a broadcaster for BBC Radio Solent, and is a regular guest on the Test Match Special county podcast.
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