CRICKET - Central Sparks pair named in England Women’s T20 World Cup squad - The Solihull Observer

CRICKET - Central Sparks pair named in England Women’s T20 World Cup squad

Solihull Editorial 6th Jan, 2023   0

CENTRAL Sparks duo Sarah Glenn and Amy Jones have been named in England Women’s T20 World Cup squad.

The pair are part of a 15-woman party, named by head coach Jon Lewis, that will head to South Africa next month.

Fellow Sparks player Issy Wong has been named as a travelling reserve with England set to play India, Pakistan, West Indies and Ireland in the group stages.

Head Coach Lewis said: “It’s always exciting to name a World Cup squad, and there’s a great deal of talent in this group. We saw a lot of good things in the West Indies, a lot of progress around shifting our mindset as a team, and I’m excited to see how we take that into the challenge of a global tournament.




“We saw in the Caribbean the depth of talent and skill in the squad is growing fast, and winning tournaments is about everyone collectively embracing the moment and enjoying the journey.

“It’s an honour for me to lead a team into a World Cup and I know that we will be giving it everything we have got, not only to show everyone who we are as a team and how we want to play, but also to keep inspiring people to play the game we all love so much.”


England Squad

Heather Knight (Western Storm, captain)

Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers)

Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers)

Katherine Brunt (Northern Diamonds)

Alice Capsey (South East Stars)

Kate Cross (Thunder)

Freya Davies (South East Stars)

Charlie Dean (Southern Vipers)

Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars)

Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder)

Sarah Glenn (Central Sparks)

Amy Jones (Central Sparks)

Nat Sciver (Northern Diamonds)

Lauren Winfield-Hill (Northern Diamonds)

Danni Wyatt (Southern Vipers)

Travelling Reserves: Issy Wong (Central Sparks), Dani Gibson (Western Storm)

Fixtures

Saturday, February 11: England Women v West Indies, Paarl, 1pm

Monday, February 13: England Women v Ireland, Paarl, 1pm

Saturday, February 18: England vs India, Gqeberha, 1pm

Tuesday, February 21: England vs Pakistan, Cape Town, 1pm

Thursday, February 23 & Friday February 24: ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Semi-Finals, 1pm

Sunday, February 26: ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final, 1pm

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