The Hundred has been crucial for the women's game: Alice Capsey

image-l7tbzk8eAlice Capsey in action (PC: Twitter)

The India Women's cricket team is scheduled to tour England for three Women's One Day Internationals and as many Women's Twenty20 Internationals in September. The WODI matches are part of 2022–2025 ICC Women's Championship.

Ahead of the series, the young Alice Capsey has spoken about the significance of the recently concluded Women’s Hundred, saying that it is very crucial to the growth of women’s cricket.

"The Hundred has been crucial for the women's game. Women's cricket can be exciting and it's about gaining momentum and getting more people to the game," Capsey told Sky Sports.

"We had new records, not just for standards of cricket, but also fans and attendance. I definitely hope it rolls on, it is making leaps and bounds. We are excited to be part of it, and we all enjoy playing it."

The 18-year-old batting all-rounder made her international debut for England Women against South Africa Women in July. In seven T20 internationals so far, Capsey has 160 runs at an average of 26.66 and strike rate of 120.30.

Capsey also praised outgoing coach Lisa Keightley, calling her a memorable coach. 

"She really puts players first, it's very goal driven. We are putting all our focus on the India series."

England’s T20I squad for the series against India

Nat Sciver (Northern Diamonds, captain), Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers), Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers), Alice Capsey (South East Stars), Kate Cross (Thunder), Freya Davies (South East Stars), Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars), Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder), Sarah Glenn (Central Sparks), Amy Jones (Central Sparks), Freya Kemp (Southern Vipers), Bryony Smith (South East Stars), Issy Wong (Central Sparks), Danni Wyatt (Southern Vipers).

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