The ECB have announced the 2020-21 central contracts for England Woman.
Dunkley has already made her appearance in 15 T20Is since her debut in the 2018 ICC Women's T20 World Cup.
Amongst the 17 players handed the central contracts, Kirstie Gordon is the only player to miss out from the last year's list, despite her having started the domestic season strongly with two four-wicket hauls in three appearances.
Jonathan Finch, the Director of England Women’s Cricket, is looking forward to growing and developing the women's game with domestic contracts providing an added opportunity.
Sophia Dunkley receives her first England Women's Central Contract!— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 8, 2021
“We’re pleased to confirm a strong group of Centrally Contracted England Women’s cricketers ahead of a really exciting two years for Lisa, Heather, and the team," he said.
“The Central Contracts, along with the roll-out of professional women’s domestic contracts, provide a fantastic opportunity to develop a larger pool of players pushing for selection and help strive for success on the field for England Women.
“We’ve continued to work closely with the England Women’s Player Partnership (EWPP) and the PCA to establish a comprehensive and objective process that underpins the awarding of Central Contracts. We will keep working in collaboration for the benefit of the players as we continue to grow and develop the professional women’s game.”
England Women's contract list
Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Sarah Glenn, Katie George, Heather Knight, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danni Wyatt
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