The England Cricket Board (ECB) has added ace batter Maia Bouchier and Alice David-Richardson to the women’s squad ahead of the much anticipated T20I series against West Indies Women at the Caribbean island. Unfortunately, veteran member Alice Capsey sustained a ruptured collarbone injury due to which the latter had to fly back to England.
Maia Bouchier is one of the emerging batting talents in the England Women’s squad. Maia turned 24 this week and has a long way to go in her luminous career. Bouchier has extraordinary hitting abilities that certainly make her more prominent in the shortest T-20I format and has now been provided with a golden opportunity.
Bouchier will replace the injured Capsey in the official T20I squad of the five-match series. She has played 14 T20I in her lightning career and made her debut at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022. She played all five matches for England but failed to make it through the central contract and had earlier missed out on selecting in the original squad.
Apart from Bouchier, ECB has also pitched in senior ODI team member Alice Davidson-Richards as a backup member to the T-20I squad. Alice will likely stay on the Caribbean island after the conclusion of the three-match ODI series. Notably, England has taken an unbeaten 2-0 lead in the series and will be aiming for a clinical whitewash.
ENG vs WI T20I series: England’s T20I Squad
Here is England’s revised T20I squad for the West Indies series:
Heather Knight (capt), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones (wk), Freya Kemp, Danii Wyatt, Nat Sciver, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Issy Wong
The T20I series between England and West Indies will kickstart on Sunday, December 11. In view of the upcoming T20 World Cup in South Africa, both sides will gear up to set their combination and find the rhythm.