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Kent trio in Women’s Ashes NatWest IT20 squad

Sunday 23rd August 2015

Women

Kent trio Charlotte Edwards, Lydia Greenway and Laura Marsh are included in the England women’s squad for threemust-winWomen’s Ashes NatWest International T20s.

The Kent players (pictured above) will be aiming to bounce back from a heavy defeat in the Kia Women's Test at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence earlier this month.

The 14-strong squad features two changes from the Test – off-spinner Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire) and Nottinghamshire all-rounder Danielle Wyatt replace Kate Cross and Fran Wilson.

Hazell is currently the number one IT20 bowler in the ICC’s player rankings and Wyatt has scored heavily in county cricket this summer.

The three NatWest IT20s, which are worth two points each to the winner, will be played on Wednesday 26August (The Essex County Ground, Chelmsford), Friday 28August (The BirghtonandHoveJobs.com County Ground, Hove) and Monday 31 August (The SSE SWALEC, Cardiff).

England must win all three encounters to retain the Women’s Ashes, after Australia secured an 8-2 lead in the multi-format series as a result of winning the standalone Kia Women’s Ashes Test (worth four points) and securing a 2-1 victory in the Royal London One-Day Internationals (worth two points each).

Australia require just one more win to take them to an unassailable total of ten points to reclaim the Women’s Ashes.

Head of England Cricket Women’s Performance, Paul Shaw,said: “We have called-up Danielle Hazell and Danielle Wyatt for the three must-win Women’s Ashes NatWest IT20s.

"Together they offer us a lot of international T20 experience, with well over 100 caps in this format between them, and Danielle Hazell currently topping the ICC IT20 bowling rankings.

“We know that we face a huge challenge to get back into this Women’s Ashes contest, but there is a lot of pride and fight within this England women’s squad, and I know that the players will give it everything in these last three matches.”

England squad for the NatWest IT20 series:

Charlotte Edwards (captain)

Kent

Katherine Brunt

Yorkshire

Georgia Elwiss

Sussex

Lydia Greenway

Kent

Rebecca Grundy

Warwickshire

Jenny Gunn

Nottinghamshire

Danielle Hazell

Yorkshire

Heather Knight (vice-captain)

Berkshire

Laura Marsh

Kent

Natalie Sciver

Surrey

Anya Shrubsole

Somerset

Sarah Taylor

Sussex

Lauren Winfield

Yorkshire

Danielle Wyatt

Nottinghamshire