England and Pakistan are set to lock horns against each other in 3 0DI’s and 3 T20’s starting from 9th December in Kuala Lumpur’s Kinrara Oval, Malaysia.
20-year-old youngster Sarah Glenn who played in Kia Super League for Loughborough lighting was in the good books of selectors after her impressive performance in the edition included figures of 3 for 25 where she bowled three top-order batsmen in an eight-wicket victory over Lancashire Thunder, eventually after which she has been called up for the upcoming match against Pakistan.
Also, another 21- year old youngster Mady Villers has also earned her place in England’s squad after her powerful debut taking 2 wickets for 20 runs in 3rd T20 of the women’s ashes series this year. Sussex seamer Freya Davies, who played her last T20Is against Sri Lanka makes a comeback.
The ODIs are part of the ICC Women’s Championship, offering six points towards qualification for the 2021 ICC Women’s World Cup, with England having already secured their place at the tournament. The three T20Is are a chance to prepare for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia in February.
England captain Heather Knight said her side was looking forward to returning to the international arena. “It’s been a few months since our last game and there’s been a fair bit of change in that time so this tour is an opportunity to start a new era and move forward,” Knight said. Adding “There’s a few younger faces in the group but also a lot of proven talent. I’m really happy with the group and we can’t wait for the next few months.”
As one of the best wicket-keepers in the cricketing world Sarah Taylor retiring from international cricket, Amy Jones will take her place for England. The side will travel to Malaysia with interim coach Ali Maiden. Lisa Keightley, who was appointed as England Women’s head coach last month, will take over from January.
England’s Squad: Heather Knight (capt), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Kirstie Gordon, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, Danni Wyatt.