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Lancashire Thunder trio to tour sub continent

Lancashire Thunder trio to tour sub continent

Cross, Hartley and Ecclestone named in England squads

England Women have named their squads for the upcoming tours of India and Sri Lanka, with Lancashire's Kate Cross, Alex Hartley and Sophie Ecclestone all included.

Cross and Ecclestone have been included for both the ODI's and IT20 series' against India, while Hartley will feature in the ODI series.

The pair of Cross and Ecclestone will also remain with the England squad that will fly to Sri Lanka.

Their selection follows the news that the trio have been awarded Central Contracts for 2019.

Sarah Taylor and Katherine Brunt - two of England's most experienced players - both return after they missed the side's journey to the ICC Women's World T20 final.

The pair will both fly out with the squad to take part in the ODI series in Mumbai, before Taylor heads home ahead of the IT20 series in Guwahati and the subsequent trip to Sri Lanka - dates for which will be confirmed shortly.

Brunt will be available to take part in the IT20 series against India but will miss the Sri Lanka series.

Jenny Gunn, who is on the retained list of Central Contracts, has been given a break from both series after years of touring and will report back in April. Kirstie Gordon and Katie George were unavailable for selection through injury.

England coach Mark Robinson said: "We've looked to use as many players as we can to give everyone an opportunity to learn and grow as we head into a busy year.”

"We've included 18 players across the squads and they'll come in and out as the tours progress as we look to improve our strength in depth.

"We've got a huge Ashes series in the summer, as well as hosting the West Indies, and obviously there are ICC Women's Championship points up for grabs across both of these tours so there's hard work ahead of us but we're excited."

ODI Squad v India 

Tammy Beaumont (Kent) 
Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire)
Kate Cross (Lancashire)
Sophia Dunkley (Middlesex)
Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire)
Georgia Elwiss (Sussex)
Alex Hartley (Lancashire)
Amy Jones (Warwickshire)
Heather Knight (Berkshire, captain)
Laura Marsh (Kent)
Nat Sciver (Surrey)
Anya Shrubsole (Somerset)
Sarah Taylor (Sussex, wicketkeeper)
Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire)
Danni Wyatt (Sussex)

IT20 Squad v India

Tammy Beaumont (Kent)
Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire)
Kate Cross (Lancashire)
Freya Davies (Sussex)
Sophia Dunkley (Middlesex)
Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire)
Georgia Elwiss (Sussex)
Amy Jones (Warwickshire, wicketkeeper)
Heather Knight (Berkshire, captain)
Laura Marsh (Kent)
Nat Sciver (Surrey)
Anya Shrubsole (Somerset)
Linsey Smith (Sussex)
Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire)
Danni Wyatt (Sussex)

Squad v Sri Lanka

Tammy Beaumont (Kent)
Kate Cross (Lancashire)
Freya Davies (Sussex)
Sophia Dunkley (Middlesex)
Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire)
Georgia Elwiss (Sussex)
Amy Jones (Warwickshire, wicketkeeper)
Heather Knight (Berkshire, captain)
Laura Marsh (Kent)
Nat Sciver (Surrey)
Anya Shrubsole (Somerset)
Linsey Smith (Sussex)
Fran Wilson (Kent)
Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire)
Danni Wyatt (Sussex)

 
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