England announces squad for the Women's T20I World Cup 2023

image-lckbaqooLauren Bell and teammates [Source: Twitter]

England has started off its preparations for the Women's T20 World Cup 2023 scheduled to be held in South Africa by announcing its squad. Newcomers, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier and Charlie Dean will be making a feature in the squad along with batter Danni Wyatt. 

All four of these players were a part of the winning England squad against West Indies. The Three Lionesses won the series by 5-0. In the series, Wyatt scored 90 runs at the strike rate of 140, pacer Bell picked up her best figures in ODIs and T20s while off-spinner Dean ended the tour as the highest wicket-taker.  

England Women are all set to play three warm-up games against New Zealand before the official ICC warm-up games.

Head Coach Jon Lewis delighted to announce the squad

"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 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."

England squad 

Heather Knight (Captain), Kate Cross, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Bell, Freya Davies,  Amy Jones, Maia Bouchier, Charlie Dean, Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Sophia Dunkley, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Alice Capsey, Sophie Ecclestone, Danni Wyatt

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