Captain returns as England name squad for West Indies tour

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Skipper Heather Knight returns to lead the limited-overs teams for England's tour of West Indies that begins next month.

Opening batter Lauren Winfield-Hill also made a return to the T20I squad with senior all-rounders Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt also coming out of breaks to be named for the tour of West Indies.

Brunt, who earlier in the year retired from Test cricket, made it to the T20I squad while Sciver is present in both teams. Brunt wasn't named in the ODI squad with newly appointed coach Jon Lewis hinting that her workload will be managed.

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Knight will lead the team in both legs of the tour. 

"I'm really excited to get to the West Indies and start working with this group," Lewis said.

"Though I wasn't involved in selection for this trip, we did have some brief discussions in the lead up to selection and I'm pleased for everyone who's been selected."

“It’s great to have Heather, Nat and Katherine back in the group. The quality and experience they bring can only add huge value both on and off the field. We will manage Katherine back into competitive cricket with an eye on the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in February."

The ODI series begins on December 4 with all three matches set to be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua. The five-match T20I series, which follows the ODIs, starts on December 11.

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ODI Squad: Heather Knight (c) Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver, Danni Wyatt

T20I squad: Heather Knight (c), Lauren Bell, Katherine Brunt, Alice Capsey, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Nat Sciver, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt


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