Uncapped Emily Arlott has been remembered for England’s 17-member squad for the upcoming one-off Test against India that is supposed to commence from June 16, only days in the wake of taking a full go-around for Central Sparks.
The 23-year-old seamer, Arlott, stowed 5-29, which included four wickets for an over, before England Head Coach, Lisa Keightley on Saturday, as Sparks destroyed reigning champions Southern Vipers in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.
Seamer Anya Shrubsole missed the trip against the White Ferns subsequent to getting a knee injury thus gave up the vice-captaincy to Nat Sciver, who has now been affirmed as Heather Knight‘s number two across all types of international cricket. The all-rounder stepped in as the captain for the injured Knight as England Women secured a 3-0 T20 series clear of New Zealand in March having effectively taken the ODI to 2-1.
Announcing the squad, Head Coach Lisa Keightley said, “It’s been hard to pick a squad given the balance of needing cover in a COVID world while wanting to give players as much chance as possible to play cricket,” where she further added, “We want players to have opportunities out in the middle so we’re looking to reduce our numbers slightly ahead of the Test to give the non-selected players that chance.”
Keightley went on to emphasize and express, “I’m really excited by the summer ahead. We’ve been working really hard across the last 10 weeks, India are a strong side and it’s the beginning of a two-year journey for us that takes in two ICC World Cups, an Ashes and the Commonwealth Games.”
The Test squad is probably going to be cut-short, directed and managed just before the Test match to permit non-selected players to play in the following round of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.
Heather Knight (C), Emily Arlott, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver (VC), Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield-Hill