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Taylor included in England squad for ODIs against West Indies

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Sarah Taylor returns to the England Women ODI squad for their series against the West Indies after a spell on the sidelines with a hip injury.

England lie second in the ICC Women’s Championship on 18 points, and require only four more points to qualify for the 2021 ICC Women’s World Cup in New Zealand.

Heather Knight (left) will be encouraged by the return of Sarah Taylor (right)

Spinners Jenny Gunn and Sophie Ecclestone also return to the squad, having missed England’s tour to Sri Lanka. However, all-rounder Georgia Elwiss misses out through injury.

“It’s a massive summer for us and we’re hugely excited to get going,” says captain Heather Knight. “We got ourselves into a really good place towards the back-end of the India trip and then throughout Sri Lanka and I want us to maintain those levels this summer.

“West Indies will be a big test so we’ll need to be at our best, but we’ve continued to grow and progress as a team and we’re confident about what we can bring to the table. The first step is qualifying for the ICC Women’s World Cup before we can begin to think about the T20Is and reclaiming the Ashes.”

England squad to face West Indies:

Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Alex Hartley, Jenny Gunn, Amy Jones (wk), Laura Marsh, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor (wk), Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, Danni Wyatt.

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