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England name Heather Knight-led Women’s T20 World Cup squad

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Kirstie Gordon has made way for Georgia Elwiss in England’s Women’s T20 World Cup squad.

The group of 15, led by Heather Knight, is otherwise unchanged from England’s tour to Malaysia to play Pakistan.

Gordon, a left-arm spinner, made her debut in the previous T20 World Cup, impressing on England’s route to the final. She didn’t play a game on the tour of Malaysia, and with the emergence of leg-spinner Sarah Glenn and a plethora of other finger-spinning options, England have opted instead for the seam-bowling all-round skills of Elwiss.

Georgia Elwiss handed Kirstie Gordon her Test cap
Georgia Elwiss handed Kirstie Gordon her Test cap

Overseeing the team’s efforts will be Lisa Keightley, the first full-time female head coach of the England Women’s team, who will take charge of England’s tri-series against India and Australia in Canberra and Melbourne which precedes the global tournament.

England are in a group with South Africa, West Indies, Pakistan, and Thailand. Their campaign begins against South Africa at the WACA on 23 February.

Squad: Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Danni Wyatt, Amy Jones (wk), Nat Sciver, Lauren Winfield, Fran Wilson, Freya Davies, Katherine Brunt, Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Sarah Glenn, Georgia Elwiss, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone