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England Women’s T20 World Cup Squad: Surprise Inclusions and Omissions

England Women's T20 World Cup Squad: Surprise Inclusions and Omissions
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Alice Capsey has been included in England Women’s T20 World Cup squad despite still recovering from a broken collarbone suffered on the tour of the Caribbean. England head coach, Jon Lewis, said that they wanted to “give her every chance” of being available for the tournament, with the 18-year-old potentially a key player at the top of the order. There was a recall for experienced seamer Kate Cross but no place for Issy Wong, who will be one of two travelling reserves in South Africa alongside Dani Gibson.

England Women’s T20 World Cup Squad Announced: Alice Capsey Included Despite Injury

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.”

He added, “We hope Alice is fit enough, she’s worked incredibly hard alongside the medical staff to get to this point and we’ll give her every chance, but as 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.”

Katherine Brunt, Player of the Match when England won the title at Lord’s in 2009, will lead the line in her sixth T20 World Cup campaign. However, Freya Kemp, England’s breakout star of the 2022 season, has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in her lower back and will not be able to participate.

The full England Women’s World Cup squad is as follows: Heather Knight (capt), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Lauren Winfield-Hill, and Danni Wyatt. The travelling reserves are Issy Wong and Dani Gibson.

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