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Zahid Noor
Zahid Noor
Zahid Noor is associated with the Pakistan’s largest media network ARY News from Manchester United Kingdom as a News Correspondent. He also plays a vital role in reporting Sports News for A Sports.

England Women have named their white-ball squads for the upcoming home T20I and ODI series against Pakistan, commencing on 11 May.

Left-arm spinner Linsey Smith is selected after returning to the senior squad for the T20Is in New Zealand while Freya Kemp has also returned to the squad. All-rounder Kemp will be available as a batter during the series.

Heather Knight’s side will start with a three-match T20I series, beginning at Edgbaston, where England played in front of nearly 20,000 fans in a Women’s Ashes T20I in July 2023.

They will then travel to The County Ground, Northampton for the second match before finishing the series at Headingley.

The T20I series will be followed immediately by three ODIs against the same opposition at Derby, Taunton and Chelmsford.

“We are really excited to start our home summer. It’s great to be kicking off the summer of sport on home soil,” said Head coach Jon Lewis.

“Edgbaston is an incredible place to play cricket, the atmosphere is always special and it will be a huge occasion. I know the group are looking forward to playing in front of our fans in grounds across the country throughout the series.

“It’s great to see England’s men’s and women’s teams playing side by side again after the success of the Ashes last year.

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“These two series’ against Pakistan give us an opportunity to build, develop and ensure we are in the best place come the World Cup in Bangladesh in September.

“We are very keen whenever possible to make sure all the players vying for places in the World Cup squad get opportunities to play cricket this summer so that they are able to put in performances that help secure a place in the squad for Bangladesh.”

Meanwhile, Pakistan women team have already announced their 17-player squad for the England tour.

England T20I squad

Heather Knight (c), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Charlie Dean, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Filer, Danielle Gibson, Sarah Glenn, Bess Heath, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Linsey Smith, Danielle Wyatt

England ODI squad

Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Charlie Dean, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Filer, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Danielle Wyatt

Pakistan squad

Nida Dar (c), Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Gull Feroza, Muneeba Ali (wk), Najiha Alvi (wk), Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Rameen Shamim, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Tuba Hassan, Umm-e-Hani and Waheeda Akhtar

Tour Schedule

9 May – T20 warm-up game, Leicester

11 May – 1st T20I, Birmingham

17 May – 2nd T20I, Northampton

19 May – 3rd T20I, Leeds

21 May – One-Day warm-up game, Northampton

23 May – 1st ODI, Derby

26 May – 2nd ODI, Taunton

29 May – 3rd ODI, Chelmsford

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