England Women on Friday announced the squad for Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 in December. And the squad witness the return of Alice Capsey who is recovering from a collarbone injury sustained during the West Indies tour in December 2022. As per the reports, Capsey will be fit on time for the marquee event & could hit the field for her country.
The announced squad will also witness the return of Kate Cross who last played a T20I back in December 2019. Issy Wong & Dani Gibbon have been included in the squad as traveling reserves.
Speaking about Alice Capsey’s selection John Lewis said that they are hopeful that Capsey will get fit on time to feature in T20 World Cup 2023. Lewis further said that Capsey has worked hard along with medical staff to accelerate her recovery & the management will support her in every sense.
“It’s always exciting to name a World Cup squad, and there’s a great deal of talent in this group. We saw a lot of good things in the West Indies, a lot of progress around shifting our mindset as a team, and I’m excited to see how we take that into the challenge of a global tournament,” John Lewis added to her statement.
England Women will play three practice matches against the New Zealand team before the beginning of their official warm-up fixtures. England is grouped along with Ireland, Pakistan, India & West Indies in Group B. While their first match will be against West Indies on February 11 followed by a fixture against Ireland on February 13. After Ireland’s fixture, they have a four-day break before they will take on India on February 18. England’s final league fixture will be against Pakistan on February 23.
England T20 World Cup squad:
Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Heather Knight (c), Katherine Brunt, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Charlie Dean, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danni Wyatt
Travelling Reserves: Dani Gibson, Issy Wong