Farrant in England women World T20 squad

The ECB has today announced England’s 15-player squad for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20, which will be played alongside the men’s competition in India next month.

Charlotte Edwards will captain the side, which includes her Kent team-mate Natasha Farrant, who has been called-up for an ICC world event for the first time.

Farrant, a young left-arm seamer, arrived in Johannesburg on Sunday (14th February) to join the England women’s squad to play the three-match T20 International series against South Africa, which starts on Thursday (18th February) in Paarl. After the disappointment of missing out on selection for the last ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in 2014, she says she is now fitter, stronger and excited by the challenge of playing in a world cup.

England Women’s Head Coach, Mark Robinson, said: “We are all looking forward to testing ourselves against the very best cricketers from across the world and playing the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in a cricket-mad country.

“It will be a great experience for all of the players selected – both those who have had this opportunity before, and for the likes of Tash Farrant, selected for an ICC global event for the first time. Tash really impressed during England women’s training camp to Sri Lanka before Christmas last year, and adds a different dimension to the bowling attack as a left-arm seamer.”

Twenty-year-old Farrant will join a seam bowling attack that will be spearheaded by the experienced new ball pairing of Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire) and Somerset’s Anya Shrubsole.

Shrubsole will be hoping to build on her impressive performance in the 2014 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, when she took 13 wickets and was named as player of the tournament. Brunt, who has returned home from England women’s current tour in South Africa due to injury, is expected to be fit in time for the start of the tournament in March.

England’s ICC Women’s World Twenty20 campaign will get underway on Thursday 17th March, when they take on Bangladesh in Bangalore.

Natasha Farrant was also called into England's T20 squad for the current tour of South Africa last week


England’s ICC Women’s World Twenty20 squad in full:


England’s ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2016 Fixtures:






M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore



Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

West Indies


Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala



MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai


ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2016 Knock-Out Stage Fixtures:




Semi-Final 1*


Ferozeshah Kotla, Delhi

Semi-Final 2*


Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai



Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Source: ECB

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