Katherine Brunt will aspire to pick up her 100th wicket in ODIs © Getty Images
Katherine Brunt will aspire to pick up her 100th wicket in ODIs © Getty Images

England Women have announced their squad for ODI series against Pakistan Women. Alex Hartley, left-arm spinner will be one of the new players in England Women’s squad. She has been chosen in the squad for the first two ODIs. Heather Knight will lead the team, she will become the 21st captain in the England Women’s history. Anya Shrusbole has been named as the vice-captain. Katherine Brunt will aspire to pick up her 100th wicket in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Amy Jones will be the wicketkeeper whereas Lauren Winfield, top-order batswoman can also keep wickets. Fran Wilson has also been picked up in the squad. However, pacer Beth Langston has been dropped as she is nursing an ankle injury. Pakistan Women’s tour‘s first ODI is on June 20. Full Cricket Scorecard: England Women vs Pakistan Women, 1st ODI match, Pakistan Women vs England Women, 2016

Mark Robinson, England Women’s Head Coach was quoted by ecb.co.uk saying, “Monday is going to be a very proud day for our new captain and vice-captain, Heather Knight and Anya Shrubsole. Under their leadership we will start a new chapter for the England women’s team, beginning with the three-match Royal London ODI series against a Pakistan side that cannot be underestimated.” Pakistan women’s tour of England 2016: PAK announce 15-member side for ODI, T20I

“Pakistan showed everyone during the ICC World Twenty20 how dangerous they can be, when they beat the hosts India on their own patch. They represent a fresh challenge that as a squad we can’t wait to get out there and tackle. Congratulations to Alex Hartley on earning her first call-up to an England squad.  Alex has worked incredibly hard at her game over the last 12-18 months, and I have been very impressed with her skill as a left-arm spinner in the time that I have been working with her.”