England Women have named their white-ball squads for the forthcoming Vitality IT20 and Metro Bank ODI series’ against Pakistan, which get underway on Saturday 11 May at Edgbaston.

Heather Knight’s side start with a three match IT20 series, beginning a week tomorrow in Birmingham, where England played in front of nearly 20,000 fans in a Women’s Ashes IT20 in July 2023. They then travel to The County Ground, Northampton before finishing at Headingley.

Tickets are still available to purchase here.

Left-arm spinner Linsey Smith is again selected after returning to the senior squad for the IT20s in New Zealand while there’s a return for Freya Kemp to the IT20 group. All-rounder Kemp will be available as a batter during the series.

That series is followed immediately by three ODIs against the same opposition at Derby, Taunton and Chelmsford.

Head coach Jon Lewis said: “We are really excited to start our home summer. It’s great to be kicking off the summer of sport on home soil. Edgbaston is an incredible place to play cricket, the atmosphere is always special and it will be a huge occasion. I know the group are looking forward to playing in front of our fans in grounds across the country throughout the series.

“It’s great to see England’s men’s and women’s teams playing side by side again after the success of the Ashes last year.

“These two series’ against Pakistan give us an opportunity to build, develop and ensure we are in the best place come the World Cup in Bangladesh in September.

“We are very keen whenever possible to make sure all the players vying for places in the World Cup squad get opportunities to play cricket this summer so that they are able to put in performances that help secure a place in the squad for Bangladesh.”

England Women Vitality IT20 squad: Heather Knight (C; Western Storm), Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers), Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers), Alice Capsey (South East Stars), Charlie Dean (Southern Vipers), Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder), Lauren Filer (Western Storm), Danielle Gibson (Western Storm), Sarah Glenn (The Blaze), Bess Heath (Northern Diamonds), Amy Jones (Central Sparks), Freya Kemp (Southern Vipers), Nat Sciver-Brunt (The Blaze), Linsey Smith (Southern Vipers), Danielle Wyatt (Southern Vipers).

Pakistan Women Vitality IT20 squad: Nida Dar (captain), Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Gull Feroza, Muneeba Ali (wk), Najiha Alvi (wk), Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Rameen Shamim, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Tuba Hassan, Umm-e-Hani, Waheeda Akhtar.

Women’s Vitality IT20 Series v Pakistan Women fixtures
11 May: 1st Women’s IT20 – Edgbaston, Birmingham, 2.30pm
17 May: 2nd Women’s IT20 – The County Ground, Northampton, 6.30pm
19 May: 3rd Women’s IT20 – Headingley, Leeds, 1pm

Over 13,000 sold for Women’s IT20 vs Pakistan

Pakistan Women will be in Birmingham on Saturday 11 May 2024 and over 13,000 tickets have already been sold.

With the Men’s IT20 already sold out, this is your last chance to see Pakistan at Edgbaston next summer and tickets are available from only £17, with under 16s £5.