Three Kent players named in England womenís squad for tour of India

Wednesday 16th December 2009

The England women’s selectors have named a 15-strong squad to tour India from February 15 to March 9 2010. Led by Kent“s Charlotte Edwards, the squad will play five One Day Internationals and three Twenty20 matches.

Edwards is joined in the England side by her county team-mates Tammy Beaumont and Lydia Greenway (pictured).

Claire Taylor, who is taking a six month break from international cricket, is also unavailable for selection but will be resuming training in February in preparation for the ICC World Twenty20 in April.

Commenting, Kent“s Lydia Greenway said: "We enjoyed a great year in 2009 but all of our thoughts now are on what will be another challenging year in 2010. The tour to India will be a difficult one. I have been there in the past and know it is a demanding place to play cricket.

“It is challenging, both on and off the field. The fact that no squad member has ever won a series in India proves just how difficult the three weeks will be. Still, we are determined to change our losing record in India and come back with wins in both the One Day and Twenty20 series.

“If we can do that then it will set us up nicely for the ICC World Twenty20 in April and the series against New Zealand, next summer.”

1. Charlotte Edwards (captain) – Kent

2. Caroline Atkins – Sussex
3. Tammy Beaumont – Kent
4. Katherine Brunt – Yorkshire
5. Lydia Greenway – Kent
6. Isa Guha – Berkshire
7. Jenny Gunn – Nottinghamshire
8. Danielle Hazell – Yorkshire
9. Laura Marsh – Sussex
10. Beth Morgan – Middlesex
11. Ebony Rainford-Brent – Surrey
12. Nicky Shaw – Surrey
13. Anya Shrubsole – Somerset
14. Sarah Taylor – Sussex
15. Danielle Wyatt – Staffordshire

Feb 15: England squad arrive in Bangalore
Feb 17: warm-up match against KSCA XI, Bangalore
Feb 19: 1st ODI, Bangalore
Feb 22: 2nd ODI, Hyderabad
Feb 24: 3rd ODI, Hyderabad
Feb 27: 4th ODI, Vizag Mar 01: 5th ODI, Vizag
Mar 05: 1st Twenty20, D Y Patil
Mar 07: 2nd Twenty20 Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
Mar 08: 3rd Twenty20 Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai

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