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Warwickshire and Central Sparks wicketkeeper Amy Jones is among the 15 names selected in England's squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa in February.

Fellow Bear Issy Wong will join the group for the initial period in South Africa as a travelling reserve, before England’s competition gets underway on Saturday 11 February.

Central Sparks teammate Sarah Glenn has also been named in the squad.

England Women will play three warm-up fixtures against New Zealand before the official ICC warm-up games.

Head Coach Jon Lewis said: “It’s always exciting to name a World Cup squad, and there’s a great deal of talent in this group. We saw a lot of good things in the West Indies, a lot of progress around shifting our mindset as a team, and I’m excited to see how we take that into to the challenge of a global tournament.

“We hope Alice is fit enough, she’s worked incredibly hard alongside the medical staff to get to this point and we’ll give her every chance, but as we saw in the Caribbean the depth of talent and skill in the squad is growing fast and winning tournaments is about everyone collectively embracing the moment and enjoying the journey.

“It’s an honour for me to lead a team into a World Cup and I know that we will be giving it everything we have got, not only to show everyone who we are as a team and how we want to play, but also to keep inspiring people to play the game we all love so much.”

England Women squad

Heather Knight (Western Storm, Captain)
Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers)
Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers)
Katherine Brunt (Northern Diamonds)
Alice Capsey (South East Stars)
Kate Cross (Thunder)
Freya Davies (South East Stars)
Charlie Dean (Southern Vipers)
Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars)
Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder)
Sarah Glenn (Central Sparks)
Amy Jones (Central Sparks)
Nat Sciver (Northern Diamonds)
Lauren Winfield-Hill (Northern Diamonds)
Danni Wyatt (Southern Vipers)

Travelling Reserves: Issy Wong (Central Sparks), Dani Gibson (Western Storm)

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Fixtures

Saturday 11 February: England Women v West Indies, Paarl, 1pm
Monday 13 February: England Women v Ireland, Paarl, 1pm
Saturday 18 February: England vs India, Gqeberha, 1pm
Tuesday 21 February: England vs Pakistan, Cape Town, 1pm
Thursday 23 and Friday 24 February: ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Semi-Finals, 1pm
Sunday 26 February: ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final, 1pm

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