Kent trio in England ODI squad

Tuesday 22nd June 2021


Kent trio in England ODI squad

Kent stars Tammy Beaumont, Tash Farrant & Fran Wilson have received England Women call-ups to their 16-strong squad for the Royal London ODI series against India.

Beaumont was named the PCA England Women ODI MVP for Winter 2020/21 after her side claimed a 2-1 series victory over New Zealand in the 50-over format.

Kent Women’s Captain was in inspired form with the bat throughout the three fixtures in Christchurch and Dunedin, passing 50 during every game. She made scores of 71, 72 not out and 88 not out and averaged 231.00 in the process.

She became the world’s top ranked ODI batter at the end of the series, topping the rankings for the first time in her career to date.

Tash Farrant made her England ODI debut in 2013 and was recalled to the England one-day squad alongside Beaumont & Wilson in New Zealand this past Winter.

She took figures of 3-21 in her first ODI for seven years.

Fran Wilson has played in 33 Women’s ODIs for England in her career to-date, scoring 468 runs and reaching two half centuries.

The right-hander, also renowned for her efforts in the field, has taken 14 catches in ODI cricket so far.

England Women ODI squad in full:

  • Heather Knight (Berkshire & Western Storm, Captain)
  • Emily Arlott (Worcestershire & Central Sparks)
  • Tammy Beaumont (Kent & Lightning)
  • Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire & Northern Diamonds)
  • Kate Cross (Lancashire & Thunder)
  • Freya Davies (Sussex & South East Stars)
  • Sophia Dunkley (Surrey & South East Stars)
  • Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire & Thunder)
  • Tash Farrant (Kent & South East Stars)
  • Sarah Glenn (Worcestershire & Central Sparks)
  • Amy Jones (Warwickshire & Central Sparks)
  • Nat Sciver (Surrey & Northern Diamonds)
  • Anya Shrubsole (Berkshire & Western Storm)
  • Mady Villiers (Essex & Sunrisers)
  • Fran Wilson (Kent & Sunrisers)
  • Lauren Winfield-Hill (Yorkshire & Northern Diamonds)

England Head Coach Lisa Keightley said: “We’re looking forward to playing ODI cricket again after a hugely enjoyable and hard-fought Test match.

“The competition for places across all formats is growing every time we meet to select a squad. The options available to us are the strongest we’ve had since I’ve been in the role and we feel this group gives us a great opportunity for success in the ODI element of the series.

“We have to balance the needs of the squad and the need of the individual and we’ll always be keen to get people playing competitive cricket where we can.”

Royal London Series

Sunday June 27: 1st match of the Royal London Series. England v India (Bristol County Ground, 11am)

Wednesday June 30: 2nd match of the Royal London Series. England v India (The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, 2pm)

Sunday July 3: 3rd match of the Royal London Series. England v India (New Road, Worcester, 11am)

Tickets are now on general sale for England vs. New Zealand Women’s ODI at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in Canterbury this September >>>