Freezing the 17-strong Sky Live Test squad against India included Emily Arlott in England.

Seamer Emily Arlott at the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for Central Sparks

The Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy is ahead of its first international call-up by Seamer who drives souther Vipers. Natasha Farrant is also included in the 17-strong squad, facing India, while Nat Sciver is confirmed to be Heather Knight Deputy Captain across all formats.

Freezing Only days after taking a hat-trick for Central Sparks, Emily Arlott was included in the UK Women’s 17-stride team for the test against India.

On Saturday, Sparks dismantled Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy defending Southern Vipers champions, Seamer Arlott (23) backed 5-29 – including four over wickets – before England head trainer Lisa Keightsley.

She is joined by fellow bowler Natasha Farrant who returned to the international framework during the tour of New Zealand earlier in this year, after secureing one of the 41 full-time regional agreements introduced into the female game in 2020, and can watch her live on Sky Sports Cricket from 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16.

The trip against White Ferns was lost by Seamer Anya Shrubsole after a knee injury, and the vicecaptain was handed over to Nat Sciver, who was confirmation that Heather Knight is now number 2 on the international cricket in all forms.

As captain of the wounded Knight, England Women took a 3-0 T20 sweep from New Zealand in March with ODI Series 2-1 already.

Keightley announced the squad: ‘Given the balance between needing covers in a COVID world, it was difficult to choose a team while wishing players to play cricket as much as possible.’

We would like to see players in the middle and we want to reduce the number ahead of the test, to give those players which have not been selected the chance.

“The summer in front I’m really excited. In the last ten weeks, we have been working really hard, India has got a strong side, and for us, two ICC World Cups, an Ashes and Commonwealth Games are the first day of a two year journey.”

It is expected that the test team will be cut before the Test match so that unselected players can play the next Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy round.

Zainab Murtaza

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