Yorkshire duo Katherine Brunt and Danielle Hazell, as well as former Craven League player Arran Brindle (Sussex), have been named in the 15-strong England women’s squad to face India in the NatWest Women’s Series, which starts on June 26 at Canterbury.
Brunt and spinner Holly Colvin return to the successful squad that has gone unbeaten throughout winter tours of South Africa and New Zealand.
The seamer was rested for the New Zealand tour, and Sussex’s Colvin was unavailable for selection over the winter due to university commitments.
Two NatWest International Twenty20 matches will be played at Canterbury and Chelmsford on June 26 and 28, ahead of Friends Life t20 fixtures, with all games televised live on Sky Sports.
The five-match NatWest Women’s one-day series will commence at Lord’s on Sunday July 1, followed by back-to-back games at Taunton on July 4 and 5.
The fourth match of the NatWest Series will be hosted at Truro Cricket Club as part of the Cornish Cricket Festival, with the series culminating at Wormsley on Wednesday, July 11.
Ahead of the NatWest Series, England will take on the England Women’s Academy, followed by one NatWest International Twenty20 against Ireland at The National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough, on Friday, June 22 and 23 respectively.