Sunday, 23 August 2015

Hazell & Wyatt in for Cross & Wilson in T20 Squad

Danielle Hazell and Danielle Wyatt have been called-up to England squad for Women’s Ashes NatWest International T20s.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced the England women’s squad for the three remaining Women’s Ashes NatWest International T20s. The 14-strong squad features two changes from the squad selected for the Kia Women’s Ashes Test – off-spinner Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire) and Nottinghamshire all-rounder Danielle Wyatt replacing Kate Cross and Fran Wilson.

Hazell is currently the number one IT20 bowler in the ICC’s player rankings and Wyatt has scored heavily in county cricket this summer. The three NatWest IT20s, which are worth two points each to the winner, will be played on Wednesday 26 August (The Essex County Ground, Chelmsford), Friday 28 August (The County Ground, Hove) and Monday 31 August (The SSE SWALEC, Cardiff). England must win all three encounters to retain the Women’s Ashes, after Australia secured an 8-2 lead in the multi-format series as a result of winning the standalone Kia Women’s Ashes Test (worth four points) and securing a 2-1 victory in the Royal London One-Day Internationals (worth two points each). Australia require just one more win to take them to an unassailable total of ten points to reclaim the Women’s Ashes.

ECB’s Head of England Women’s Performance, Paul Shaw,“We have called-up Danielle Hazell and Danielle Wyatt for the three must-win Women’s Ashes NatWest IT20s. Together they offer us a lot of international T20 experience, with well over 100 caps in this format between them, and Danielle Hazell currently topping the ICC IT20 bowling rankings. “We know that we face a huge challenge to get back into this Women’s Ashes contest, but there is a lot of pride and fight within this England women’s squad, and I know that the players will give it everything in these last three matches.”

Charlotte Edwards (captain)
Katherine Brunt
Georgia Elwiss
Lydia Greenway
Rebecca Grundy
Jenny Gunn
Danielle Hazell
Heather Knight (vice-captain)
Laura Marsh
Natalie Sciver
Anya Shrubsole
Sarah Taylor
Lauren Winfield
Danielle Wyatt


1 comment:

  1. Scarey thought. If England have a 4 in 10 chance of beating Aus in a T20 match (and Aus have 6 in 10 chance so we ignore a tie or abandment) then England have a less than 7 in 100 chance of keeping The Ashes. Basic probability I know but it underlines the difficulty of the challenge England 'have set themselves'.