Brindle selected for England tour of New Zealand

Arran Brindle
Arran Brindle

LOUTH’S Arran Brindle has once again been called up to the England Women’s Cricket squad for their upcoming tour of New Zealand.

Selectors have today named the 15 strong squad for the February tour which will see England play five Twenty20 games and three 50 over matches aainst New Zealand.

England enjoyed two unbeaten series against South Africa in October.

Fans will be able to see all-rounder Arran in action on Sky Sports as the first three Twenty20 games are due to be televised.

ECB head of England women’s cricket, Clare Connor said: “The England women’s team has had an exceptional 2011 and their dominance continued during their recent, unbeaten tour to South Africa.

“It was especially pleasing to see younger players taking their opportunities and senior players contributing with match-winning performances.

“The next eighteen months provides an exciting schedule for international women’s cricket with the ICC World Twenty20 in September 2012 and the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2013.

“After their month tour of New Zealand the squad will start preparations for two NatWest series against India and a later NatWest T20 series against the West Indies in September, all ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 which takes place alongside the men’s event in Sri Lanka.

“The upcoming tour to New Zealand will provide both formats of limited overs cricket and give the players every opportunity to impress and retain their place for the upcoming ICC global events. I wish the entire tour party every success.”

The England squad in full:

Charlotte Edwards (captain)

Jenny Gunn

Tammy Beaumont

Arran Brindle

Georgia Elwiss

Lydia Greenway

Isa Guha

Danni Hazel

Heather Knight

Laura Marsh

Beth Morgan

Susie Rowe

Anya Shrubsole

Sarah Taylor

Danni Wyatt