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Tammy Beaumont recalled to England squad for South Africa tour

Wednesday 6th January 2016

Women

Tammy Beaumont has won a recall as one of three Kent players selected in the England Women's squad for the tour to South Africa next month.

Kent skipper Charlotte Edwards will captain the 15-player squad, which sees a return for her Kent team mate after an impressive end to the 2015 season.

Lydia Greenway and Edwards are in both the ODI and T20 squads with Beaumont selected for the T20 squad after winning Canterbury Christ Church University Player of the Year and smashing a century in the shorter format.

The full squad will train at the High Performance Institute in Potchefstroom before the ODI series gets underway on Sunday 7February in Benoni.

The tour will be the first international series for England Women’s Head Coach, Mark Robinson, since his appointment to the role in November.

He said: “I can’t wait to get going with the players in South Africa. Having started to work with some of them, having watched recent footage and through following the progress of those playing in the WBBL, there is no doubt that this is a hugely talented squad with enormous potential.

"I am relishing the prospect of helping them unearth even more of that potential and to seeing them develop in their next chapter as professional cricketers.

“The ICC Women’s Championship table is currently very tight so the next twelve months are vitally important for us.

"We need to hit the ground running in the three ODIs against South Africa, who we know will pose a strong challenge on home soil. I am excited to see what this England team can do.”

The three ODIs will form England’s fourth round of matches in the ICC Women’s Championship, and will be played on February 7, 12 and 14inBenoni, Centurion and Johannesburg. England women are currently in fifth position in the ICC Women’s Championship (the qualification tournament for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup in England) and will be looking to record a series victory in South Africa to leapfrog their hosts, who currently sit in fourth place.

The two sides will then play three T20Is in Paarl, Cape Town and Johannesburg onFebruary 18, 19 and 21with the final two fixtures being played as double-headers with South Africa and England men at Newlands Cricket Ground (Cape Town) and Bidvest Wanderers Stadium (Johannesburg).

England women’s squad for tour to South Africa 2016:

Name

County

Charlotte Edwards (captain)

Kent

Tammy Beaumont

Kent

T20Is only

Katherine Brunt

Yorkshire

Kathryn Cross

Lancashire

ODIs only

Georgia Elwiss

Sussex

Lydia Greenway

Kent

Rebecca Grundy

Warwickshire

Jenny Gunn

Nottinghamshire

Danielle Hazell

Yorkshire

Amy Jones

Warwickshire

Heather Knight (vice-captain)

Berkshire

Natalie Sciver

Surrey

Anya Shrubsole

Somerset

Sarah Taylor

Sussex

Lauren Winfield

Yorkshire

Danielle Wyatt

Nottinghamshire

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