England Women call up five uncapped players for one-off Test against South Africa in Taunton

Emily Arlott, Lauren Bell, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies and Emma Lamb could all stand in line for their first Test appearance for England Women against South Africa; the four-day game is part of a multi-format series with three one-day internationals and three T20Is to follow

Emily Arlott may be in line to make her first Test appearance for England in the match with South Africa from 27 June.

England Women has announced a squad of 13 people for the LV = insurance test against South Africa, including five no-limit players.

Newcomers Emily Arlott, Lauren Bell, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies and Emma Lamb can make their first Test appearance at Taunton in the four-day match June 27-30, which will be shown live on Sky Sports. .

Seam Bell and Arlott bowlers have not played for England in any format so far, but have been given places in the squad after Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole retired.

Shrubsole withdrew from all forms of international cricket in April, while Brunt announced on Saturday that he would leave the red ball arena to focus solely on white ball cricket.

Seamer Davies, who has played 24 White Ball internationals for England, is one of four direct bowlers in the group, along with Bell, Arlott and Kate Cross.

England drew their previous Test match, against Australia during the Women’s Ashes during the winter.

The all-round player from Davidson-Richards was able to make her first appearance since 2018, when she earned five T20 internationals and a single one-day cap.

Lamb, meanwhile, seems ready to take the lead with Tammy Beaumont following the fall of Lauren Winfield-Hill.

Winfield-Hill is part of an England A-team for women that will host South Africa in a three-day warm-up match in Arundel from Tuesday.

Head coach Lisa Keightley said: “There are a number of new faces on the team that provide a real level of energy and enthusiasm.

“We are at the beginning of a new cycle of the ICC Women’s Championship, starting for us with India ODIs, and it is only natural that we look forward with an eye to who can be a key player for us in 2025.”

“Just as Katherine Brunt has withdrawn from Test cricket and Anya Shrubsole from all forms of the international game, a number of bowling alleys have opened up which is very exciting for these players. I’m sure everyone will look forward to it. the chance.

Katherine Brunt announced her retirement from Test Cricket on Saturday

“We have to balance having adequate support for the senior team while offering playing opportunities. We need our players to play as much cricket as possible, so we have a deliberately small test squad, while England’s women’s team is playing in action against South Africa.

“It really is a huge summer, with the Commonwealth Games just around the corner, and we can not wait to get the red ball rolling in Taunton.”

Heather Knight (Western Storm, caps)
Emily ArlottCentral Sparks
Tammy Beaumont (Lightning)
Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers)
Kate Cross (Thunder)
Alice Davidson-Richards (Southeast Stars)
Freya Davies (Southeastern Stars)
Charlie Dean (Southern Vipers)
Sophia Dunkley (Southeastern Stars)
Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder)
Amy Jones (Central Sparks)
Emma Lamb (Thunder)
Nat Sciver (Northern Diamonds, vice captain)

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Issy Wong (Central Sparks)

England’s seam bowler Katherine Brunt has announced her retirement from test cricket but will continue to play one-day and T20 internationals.

The 36-year-old is England’s third leading wicket-taker in the Tests, having received 51 scalps in 14 games, including three five-wicket hauls and a best 6-69 against Australia in Worcester in 2009.

Brown, who made his Test debut in 2004, against New Zealand in Scarborough, took eight wickets in the Ashes-bound clash in Australia this winter, with 5-60 in the first round and 3-24 in the second.

In just his third game, at Worcester in August 2005, Brown took nine wickets in two innings and made half a century when England regained Women’s Ashes for the first time since 1963.

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