LOUTH cricket star Arran Brindle has been named in the 15-player squad for England Women to face India next month.
All-rounder Brindle, who lives in Louth and teaches at Greenwich House School, is among the side who will play two T20 games and a five game one day series.
Brindle played a key part in the successful winter tour of South Africa and New Zealand.
Two NatWest International T20 matches will be played at Canterbury and Chelmsford on June 26 and 28 ahead of Friends Life t20 fixtures, with all games televised live on Sky Sports.
The five-match NatWest Women’s one-day Series will commence at Lord’s on Sunday July 1, followed by back-to-back games at Taunton on July 4 and 5. The fourth match of the NatWest Series will be hosted at Truro Cricket Club as part of the Cornish Cricket Festival with the series culminating at Wormsley on Wednesday July 11.
Ahead of the NatWest Series against India, England will take on the England Women’s Academy, followed by one NatWest International T20 against Ireland at The National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough, on Friday June 22 and 23 respectively.
Head of England Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor, said: “In the next five months England women will play a total of 15 NatWest International matches before joining the England men’s team in Sri Lanka for the ICC World Twenty20.
“This is an unprecedented period of international women’s cricket and the players have all worked phenomenally hard over the winter, at home and abroad, to earn their selection as competition for places continues to grow.”
England Women’s squad - NatWest Series against India
Charlotte Edwards (Kent) Captain
Tamsin Beaumont (Kent)
Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire)
Arran Brindle (Sussex)
Holly Colvin (Sussex)
Georgia Elwiss (Sussex)
Lydia Greenway (Kent)
Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire)
Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire)
Heather Knight (Berkshire)
Laura Marsh (Kent)
Susie Rowe (Kent)
Anya Shrubsole (Somerset)
Sarah Taylor (Sussex)
Danielle Wyatt (Staffordshire)