Farrant replaces injured Brunt

Yorkshire fast bowler Katherine Brunt has been ruled out of the remainder of England women’s tour of South Africa due to a back injury.

Brunt, who only bowled five overs during England women’s second One-Day International against South Africa after suffering from a back spasm, will return to the UK at the start of next week to undergo further investigation and start a rehabilitation programme.  She is expected to be available for selection for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in India next month.

Kent left-arm seamer Natasha Farrant will replace Brunt in the England women’s squad for the remainder of the tour.  She will arrive in South Africa with Natalie Sciver on Sunday (14th February), in time for the start of the three-match Twenty20 International series, which gets underway in Paarl 18th February.   

Kent left-armer Tash Farrant has been drafted into England women's T20 squad after Katherine Brunt injured her back

England women’s squad for T20I series against South Africa:

Name

County

Charlotte Edwards (captain)

Kent

Tammy Beaumont

Kent

Georgia Elwiss

Sussex

Natasha Farrant

Kent

Lydia Greenway

Kent

Rebecca Grundy

Warwickshire

Jenny Gunn

Nottinghamshire

Danielle Hazell

Yorkshire

Amy Jones

Warwickshire

Heather Knight (vice-captain)

Berkshire

Natalie Sciver

Surrey

Anya Shrubsole

Somerset

Sarah Taylor

Sussex

Lauren Winfield

Yorkshire

Danielle Wyatt

Nottinghamshire

England women’s tour to South Africa 2016 schedule in full:

Date

Format

Venue

7.2.16

1st ODI *

SaharaWillowmoorePark, Benoni

12.2.16

2nd ODI *

SuperSportPark, Centurion

14.2.16

3rd ODI *

Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

18.2.16

1st T20I

BolandPark, Paarl

19.2.16

2nd T20I +

Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town

21.2.16

3rd T20I +

Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

* ICC Women’s Championship fixture

+ Double-header with men’s T20I (South Africa v England)


Source: ECB

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