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Opener Sophia Dunkley included in England Squad for five T20Is Against New Zealand

England Women’s opening batter Sophia Dunkley has been recalled for England’s squad for the New Zealand T20I series. The New Zealand Women’s tour of England 2024 will be played between June 26 and July 17 where a total of 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is will be played.

Sophia Dunkley included in England Women T20I squad

Freya Kemp who has been named as the batter for the Pakistan series has been included as an all-rounder for the series. Apart from the inclusion of Sophia Dunkley, the squad remains unchanged from the one which defeated Pakistan 3-0 last month.

The first T20I match of the series will be played on July 6 in The Rose Bowl, Southampton.

Squad: Heather Knight(c), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Sophia Dunkley, Charlie Dean, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Filer, Danielle Gibson, Sarah Glenn, Bess Heath, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Linsey Smith, Danielle Wyatt

“This five-match series against a strong New Zealand side is really important for us and also vital preparation as we build towards the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh,” head coach Jon Lewis said.

Lewis also confirmed seam bowler Mahika Gaur will not be available to play due to a small side strain but is expected to train with the squad as she continues her rehabilitation.

“We are pleased to welcome Freya Kemp back as an all-rounder and we will hopefully see her bowl across this series as she returns from injury. Sophia Dunkley comes back into the squad after showing good form at regional level, she has earned the right to be in this squad. Mahika Gaur is not available to play due to a small side strain. We will look to have her in and around the squad preparing to return to play,” Lewis added.

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