English player Anya Shrubsole has officially been ruled out of their tour against New Zealand after having sustained a knee injury.
England’s women team has already released the names of their 16-player squad who will be a part of the match series against New Zealand. This list did not include vice-captain Anya Shrubsole as she had suffered from a knee injury which rules her out from the series.
Similarly, the team will also go on without Katie George who suffered a stress fracture on her back. As two players had been ruled out, there had been room for Tash Farrant who had been picked after having an impressive performance in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy last year. Aside from Farrant, Sophia Dunkley also managed to retain her spot.
Talking about their upcoming games against New Zealand, England Women’s Cricket director Jonathan Finch said, ‘We're hugely excited about getting over to New Zealand and maintaining our commitment to play international cricket despite these challenging times. We have a really important 24 months in front of us with two ICC Global Events, the Women's Ashes and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Our ambition is to be successful across all these events and this tour is the first step towards achieving that’.
‘2020 has provided many challenges, but under the leadership of Lisa Keightley (head coach) and Heather Knight we have a group of players who are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead’, he added.
The English team will depart towards New Zealand on January 24 in preparation for the match series and in lieu of New Zealand’s policies. The two teams will take part in three ODIs to be played from February 23 to 28 and three T20Is that are scheduled from March 3 to 7. To learn more about these formats of cricket, head over to Betwala.
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