England all-rounders Katherine Brunt and Natalie Sciver on Monday returned to the squad for three T20Is against West Indies, beginning June 18. Brunt and Sciver were rested after England took an unassailable lead in the three-match ODI series against West Indies. England called up uncapped all-rounder Bryony Smith and the side went on to seal the series with a margin of 3-0. The team now has won 13 matches in a row. However, for the forthcoming T20Is, Linsey Smith has been added and she will replace Bryony. The ODIs were part of the ongoing ICC Women’s Championship. England sit on the second place with 22 points from 17 matches in the points table.
“It is great to set records and break new ground. It is something we talked about as a team when Robbo (head coach Mark Robinson) came in,” captain Heather Knight said in an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement. “What’s great is that a winning run requires a lot of hard work and a lot of ruthlessness. It won’t continue if we become complacent or begin to let our own standards slip,” she said. “We’ve got three games against the West Indies, and three chances to further improve our T20 form. If we can be at our best across these matches that will set us up well for the Ashes,” she added.
Following is the 15-member squad:
Heather Knight (C), Tamsin Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Jenny Gunn, Amy Jones, Laura Marsh, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Linsey Smith, Sarah Taylor (wk), Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, and Danielle Wyatt
England will take on the West Indies in a three-match T20I series from June 18 to June 25.