Skipper Heather Knight, Winfield-Hill back in England white-ball squad for Windies tour

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Wed, 23/11/2022
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Skipper Heather Knight, Winfield-Hill back in England white-ball squad for Windies tour
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In the England Women's squad for their upcoming white-ball tour of the West Indies, captain Heather Knight is back from hip surgery, and all-rounders Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt are both back from breaks from the sport.

In addition, Lauren Winfield-Hill was invited back to the T20I team.

Sciver is on both teams, while Brunt, who retired from Test cricket earlier this year, made the T20I squad. Jon Lewis, the team's newly appointed coach, hinted that Brunt's workload would be controlled when he didn't include her in the ODI squad.

In both legs of the tour, Knight will be the team's captain.

In a statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board, Lewis was reported as stating, "I'm really thrilled to travel to the West Indies and start working with this squad" (ECB).

Although I wasn't engaged in the selection process for this trip, we did have a few brief conversations prior to the selection, and I'm happy for everyone who was chosen.

"Being reunited with Heather, Nat, and Katherine is wonderful. Their abilities and background can only be of great value on and off the field. With an eye toward the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in February, we will manage Katherine's return to competitive cricket."

The four players who were not chosen for the IT20 squad will return home at the conclusion of the three-match ODI series, while the 19 players who were chosen will depart on November 29.

All three games in the ODI series will take place at Antigua's Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground beginning on December 4. Following the ODIs, a five-match T20I series will begin on December 11.

England squads:

ODI squad: Heather Knight (c) Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver, Danni Wyatt

T20I squad: Heather Knight (c), Lauren Bell, Katherine Brunt, Alice Capsey, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Nat Sciver, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt.