Emma Lamb named in England squad
Lancashire Women and Thunder all-rounder Emma Lamb has been called up to the England squad for the first time ahead the Vitality IT20 series against New Zealand.
Lamb has been in outstanding form with both and ball throughout the 2021 season for Lancashire, Thunder and most recently with the Manchester Originals in the Hundred.
Head Coach Lisa Keightley said: “We’re looking at more players than ever before, which is so exciting.
“In the past selection meetings have by necessity been quite focused on the Centrally Contracted group, but the fact that so many other players are sticking their hand up and pushing for selection is testament to the progress the domestic structure is allowing the women’s game to make.
“We’re seeing improvements across the board, and there were a number of young English players who also shone in The Hundred, which bodes really well for the future.
“This is another big series for us, and I want the team to continue from where they left off in the series win over India.”
The Vitality IT20 series gets underway on Wednesday September 1 at Chelmsford. The squad for the five-match Royal London Series will be announced at a later date.
Vitality IT20 Series
- Wednesday September 1: 1st Vitality IT20. England v New Zealand (The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford). 18.30.
- Saturday September 4: 2nd Vitality IT20. England v New Zealand (The 1st Central County Ground, Hove). 19.00.
- Thursday September 9: 3rd Vitality IT20. England v New Zealand (The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton). 18.30.