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Sophia Dunkley ODI

Sophia Dunkley named in England's ODI squad against India

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After an impressive Test debut for England, Sophia Dunkley has received her ODI call-up.

England have announced a 16-player squad for their three-match ODI series against India, starting 27 June in Bristol. 

In the one-off Test, Dunkley smashed an unbeaten 74 in the first innings to help England set a huge total of 369 after they were reduced to 270/7. The knock has made her a strong candidate to be in line for an England ODI debut.

Georgia Elwiss, who was part of the playing XI in the Test, has now been dropped from the ODI squad but is likely to make a return for the T20I series while the other players, who were a part of the Test squad have retained their spot.

England’s experienced top-order batter, Danni Wyatt, who has played 77 ODIs, has been rested.

The England Head Coach, Lisa Keightley, said that they are looking to create a more balanced side and feels the options England have currently are the strongest. 

"We're looking forward to playing ODI cricket again after a hugely enjoyable and hard-fought Test match," she said.

"The competition for places across all formats is growing every time we meet to select a squad. The options available to us are the strongest we've had since I’ve been in the role and we feel this group gives us a great opportunity for success in the ODI element of the series.

"There's no space on this occasion for Danni Wyatt and Georgia Elwiss, and while I know they're both disappointed to miss out, it's important that they're given the opportunity to play cricket at a regional level ahead of the Vitality IT20 series.

"We have to balance the needs of the squad and the need of the individual and we'll always be keen to get people playing competitive cricket where we can."

Squad: Heather Knight (c), Nat Sciver (vc), Emily Arlott, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield-Hill

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