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England and Australia women’s to tour New Zealand

England and Australia womens team to tour New Zeala d for a series of ODIs and T20Is in February and March 2021. The women’s international schedule for 2021 will kick off with England tour of New Zealand, which begins on 23 February. Reigning ICC Women’s World Cup champions England will arrive in New Zealand on 26 January for the 14-day mandatory quarantine, following which, they will travel to Queenstown for a nine-day training camp. The training schedule will also include two warm-up games at the John Davies Oval on 14 and 16 February. The first ODI will offer Meg Lanning’s team a chance to overtake Ricky Ponting’s record of consecutive victories in the format. They have currently equalled the mark with 21 wins in a row.

Schedule:

New Zealand v England series, 2021

February 23: First ODI, Hagley Oval, Christchurch
February 26: Second ODI, University of Otago Oval, Dunedin
February 28: Third ODI, University of Otago Oval, Dunedin
March 3: First T20I, Sky Stadium, Wellington
March 5: Second T20I, Eden Park, Auckland
March 7: Third T20I, Bay Oval, Tauranga

New Zealand v Australia series, 2021

March 28: First T20I, Seddon Park, Hamilton
March 30: Second T20I, Seddon Park, Hamilton
April 1: Third T20I, Seddon Park, Hamilton
April 4: First ODI, Bay Oval, Tauranga
April 7: Second ODI, Bay Oval, Tauranga
April 10: Third ODI, Bay Oval, Tauranga

The England Women’s Selectors have named a squad of 16 women player for the upcoming series against New Zealand, a tour that will see England Women play three IT20s and three ODIs against the White Ferns.

Lisa Keightley and her team fly to New Zealand on January 24 ahead of fixtures across February and March. Vice-captain Anya Shrubsole will miss the series after picking up a knee injury, while Katie George has sustained a stress fracture in her back that will also see her miss out. Left-arm seamer Tash Farrant not selected in the tea, who impressed in the first year of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, while Sophia Dunkley retains her place having appeared in England’s last international against the West Indies.

England Womens team announced for New Zealand tour: Heather Knight (Western Storm, cap), Tammy Beaumont (Lightning), Katherine Brunt (Northern Diamonds), Kate Cross (Thunder), Freya Davies (South East Stars), Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars), Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder), Georgia Elwiss (Southern Vipers), Tash Farrant (South East Stars), Sarah Glenn (Central Sparks), Amy Jones (Central Sparks), Nat Sciver (Northern Diamonds, vice cap), Mady Villiers (Sunrisers), Fran Wilson (Sunrisers), Lauren Winfield-Hill (Northern Diamonds), Danni Wyatt (Southern Vipers)

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