England Women return to the FCG

Leicestershire County Cricket Club can announce that the Fischer County Ground will once again host England Women following the success of the visit of Australia in the Ashes and an ODI against the Windies in 2019.

England come to Leicestershire in the final ODI of the Royal London Series against South Africa on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. 

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Heather Knight, captain of England Women said:

"Leicestershire is the venue at which I scored my first international hundred so it's always a ground with special memories for me. I'm looking forward to returning in 2020 and hopefully we can make some new memories as a team."

Futher, England Women have named their squad for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in what will be Lisa Keightley's first tournament as Head Coach.

The 15-strong group features one change from the squad that won the IT20 series 3-0 against Pakistan in December, with all-rounder Georgia Elwiss taking the place of Kirstie Gordon.

Full Squad

Player Club
Heather Knight (C) Berkshire
Tammy Beaumont Kent
Katherine Brunt Yorkshire
Kate Cross Lancashire
Freya Davies Sussex
Sophie Ecclestone Lancashire
Georgia Elwiss Sussex
Sarah Glenn Worcestershire
Amy Jones (wk) Warwickshire
Nat Sciver Surrey
Anya Shrubsole Berkshire
Lauren Winfield Yorkshire
Fran Wilson Kent
Danni Wyatt Sussex
Mady Villiers Essex

 

Keightley said: "It's really exciting to name our squad for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup and we're looking forward to getting out there and getting underway.

"It was very useful to join the group in Malaysia and watch how they were getting on and since then we've had a training block out in La Manga.

"There are few better feelings in cricket than representing your country in a World Cup and I know everyone's really looking forward to the challenge."

Prior to the T20 World Cup, England's new era will start with a tri-series against tournament hosts Australia and India, with two fixtures against each team and a final for the teams who finish first and second. The matches will be played in Canberra and Melbourne.

England's tournament proper gets underway against South Africa at the WACA on Sunday February 23, after two warm-up fixtures against New Zealand and Sri Lanka. A full list of England's winter fixtures is available here.

Keightley and her team's first engagement after returning from Australia for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup will be back on home soil against India and South Africa next summer.

England will host both teams for two Vitality IT20s and a Royal London Series comprising of four one-day internationals, ahead of the 2021 ICC Women's World Cup, to be held in New Zealand. All games will be live on Sky Sports.

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India

Thursday June 25
1st Vitality IT20: England Women v India Women, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton 19.00

Saturday June 27
2nd Vitality IT20: England Women v India Women, Bristol County Ground, 19.00

Wednesday July 1
Royal London Series, 1st ODI: England Women v India Women, Blackfinch New Road, Worcester, 11.00

Saturday July 4
Royal London Series, 2nd ODI: England Women v India Women, The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford, 11.00

Monday July 6
Royal London Series, 3rd ODI: England Women v India Women, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury, 14.00

Thursday July 9
Royal London Series, 4th ODI: England Women v India Women, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove, 14.00

 

South Africa

Tuesday September 1
1st Vitality IT20: England Women v South Africa Women, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove, 18.30

Friday September 4
2nd Vitality IT20: England Women v South Africa Women, The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford, 18.30

Tuesday September 8
Royal London Series, 1st ODI: England Women v South Africa Women, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury, 13.00

Friday September 11
Royal London Series, 2nd ODI: England Women v South Africa Women, Pattonair County Ground, Derby, 13.00

Sunday September 13
Royal London Series, 3rd ODI: England Women v South Africa Women, Emerald Headingley, Leeds, 11.00

Wednesday September 16
Royal London Series, 4th ODI: England Women v South Africa Women, The Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester, 13.00

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