England all-rounder Alice Capsey shall be given each alternative to show her health for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa.
Capsey has been included in Jon Lewis’ 15-strong squad for the event within the hope she will recuperate from the damaged collarbone sustained within the opening ODI in opposition to the West Indies final month.
The 18-year-old from Surrey was awarded her first central England contract in November in a breakthrough 2022 that additionally noticed her shortlisted for the ICC ladies’s rising cricketer of the 12 months award.
“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,” Lewis mentioned.
“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.”
Bowler Kate Cross has been added to the squad that swept apart the West Indies and will make her first T20 look for England since 2019, whereas Issy Wong and Dani Gibson shall be current as travelling reserves.
“It’s always exciting to name a World Cup squad and there’s a great deal of talent in this group,” Lewis mentioned.
“We saw a lot of good things in the West Indies and a lot of progress around shifting our mindset as a team. I’m excited to see how we take that into the challenge of a global tournament.”
England open the World Cup in opposition to the West Indies in Paarl on February 11 and have been drawn in a bunch that additionally contains India, Pakistan and Ireland. Defending champions Australia are sturdy favourites to retain their crown.
England squad for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
H Knight (Western Storm, cap), L Bell (Southern Vipers), M Bouchier (Southern Vipers), Okay Brunt (Northern Diamonds), A Capsey (South East Stars), Okay Cross (Thunder), F Davies (South East Stars), C Dean (Southern Vipers), S Dunkley (South East Stars), S Ecclestone (Thunder), S Glenn (Central Sparks), A Jones (Central Sparks), N Sciver (Northern Diamonds), L Winfield-Hill (Northern Diamonds), D Wyatt (Southern Vipers).
Travelling Reserves: I Wong (Central Sparks), D Gibson (Western Storm).