Sophia Dunkley returns as England announce T20I squad for the upcoming New Zealand series

The England women’s team led by skipper Heather Knight were recently involved in a three-match T20I series against Pakistan. England completed a dominating whitewash (3-0) in the series. In their next assignment, the Heather Knight-led side will host New Zealand led by skipper Sophie Devine for a three-match ODI series followed by a five-match T20I series. “This five-match series against a strong New Zealand side is really important for us and also vital preparation as we build towards the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.”. England Women’s head coach Jon Lewis speaks about the upcoming T20I series against New Zealand being an ideal preparation for the players ahead of the upcoming edition of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.

Sophia Dunkley returns as England announce T20I squad for the upcoming New Zealand series
Sophia Dunkley returns as England announce T20I squad for the upcoming New Zealand series

Last week England announced the ODI squad that witnessed the return of Sophia Dunkley into the ODI squad after missing the series against Pakistan. England have now announced the T20I squad for the five-match T20I series against New Zealand. It also marks her return to the T20I setup after being on the sidelines in the series against Pakistan.

England Squad for the T20I series against New Zealand

Heather Knight ©, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Filer, Danielle Gibson, Sarah Glenn, Bess Heath, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Linsey Smith, and Danielle Wyatt.

T20I Series –

Sr No Date Venue Match Time (IST)
1 6th July 2024 Utilita Bowl, Southampton 1st T20I 7:00 PM
2 9th July 2024 The 1st Central County Ground, Hove 2nd T20I 11:00 PM
3 11th July 2024 The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence 3rd T20I 11:00 PM
4 13th July 2024 The Kia Oval, London 4th T20I 11:00 PM
5 17th July 2024 Lord’s, London 5th T20I 10:30 PM
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The white-ball series against New Zealand will commence on 26th June 2024 and will conclude on 17th July 2024.

(Quotes sourced from ECB Press Release)

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