England cricket sensation Charlotte Edwards will lead her country as they aim to defend their Women’s World Cup title next year.
The tournament in India will see England take one of the strongest 15 squad members to ever grace the English game, in an experienced team that fields eight of the squad that won in Australia in 2009.
The tournament in 2013 will see the captain play in her fifth world cup, a superb feat in any sport. She has achieved almost everything in the game but this honour ranks up at the very top.
In an interview with the BBC, she said she was delighted to be made the captain: “I’m so proud to be captaining such a talented team in what is the pinnacle event in our sport.
“There is a great blend to our squad with a combination of experienced players who were part of the 2009 success and emerging young players who have already shown that they can perform at this level”
England will play Sri Lanka, India and West Indies in their group, with the first game starting on Saturday 2nd February.
Another highlight is the new blood that England have been able to bring into the camp, with debutant Amy Jones and Georgia Elwiss making the plane to India.
The full England squad is: Charlotte Edwards (C), Tammy Beaumont, Anya Shrubsole, Arran Brindle, Georgia Elwiss, Katherine Brunt, Amy Jones, Heather Knight, Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor, Danielle Wyatt, Holly Colvin, , Lydia Greenway, Jenny Gunn and Danielle Hazell.
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