England batting-all-rounder Danni Wyatt has admitted that being part of the Commonwealth Games is a dream come true.
Danni Wyatt on Playing in Commonwealth 2022
The English team also has its eye on the Commonwealth Games, which will start from July 28 onwards and will also feature a cricket tournament.
As per Commonwealth Games 2022 Cricket Schedule, the first match will be played between Australia and India on July 29 in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
It will feature eight teams, namely Australia, Barbados, England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and South Africa.
“We cannot wait. Obviously, it is new for us and being part of the Commonwealth Games is a dream come true. I have always watched it. I have always watched the Olympics as well and it really kicked in last week when we had the kitting out day,” Sky Sports quoted Wyatt as saying.
“We are all really, really excited for it. Everyone that is here deserves to be playing for England. It is definitely a good sign for the future of the Commonwealth Games,” she added.
Earlier England won the T20 game against South Africa by six wickets. England chased down the target of 149 runs given by South Africa. Wyatt shined for her side in the match, scoring 39 runs off 24 balls.
England has named a 15-player squad for Commonwealth Games 2022 where young players Alice Capsey and Freya Kemp are a part of the squad, while the experienced opener Tammy Beaumont being a notable omission from it.
Heather Knight (Western Storm, captain), Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers), Katherine Brunt (Northern Diamonds), Alice Capsey (South East Stars), Kate Cross (Thunder), Freya Davies (South East Stars), Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars), Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder), Sarah Glenn (Central Sparks), Amy Jones (Central Sparks), Freya Kemp (Southern Vipers), Nat Sciver (Northern Diamonds, vice-captain), Bryony Smith (South East Stars), Issy Wong (Central Sparks), Danni Wyatt (Southern Vipers).