|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Fantasy||Mobile|
August 15, 2013
England Women have been forced into a change for their squad for the ODI series with Australia after Georgia Elwiss failed to recover from a stress reaction in her back.
Elwiss, the 22-year-old Sussex seam bowler, will not be able to join up with the England squad for the first of three ODIs on August 20, the second phase of the new multi-format Women's Ashes which began with the only Test at Wormsley, which ended in a draw.
Elwiss picked up her back injury at the end of June, which ruled her out of the Pakistan series. And six weeks later she is not in sufficient shape to join the squad to play Australia.
20-year-old Surrey allrounder Natalie Sciver will replace Elwiss in the squad. Sciver, who made her international debut at the start of July, was part of the Ashes Test match squad but was left out of the XI, who secured two points from the drawn Test on Wednesday.
England Women's Ashes Series ODI squad
Charlotte Edwards (Kent, capt), Tammy Beaumont (Kent), Arran Brindle (Sussex), Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire), Holly Colvin (Sussex), Lydia Greenway (Kent), Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire), Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire), Heather Knight (Berkshire), Laura Marsh (Kent), Anya Shrubsole (Somerset), Natalie Sciver (Surrey), Sarah Taylor (Sussex), Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire)
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
The controversy surrounding the IPL has done little to deter fans in UAE from flocking the stadiums, as they gear up to watch the Indian stars in action for the first time since 2006
ESPNcricinfo picks five players for whom this IPL is of bigger significance
The Plays of the day from the match between Kolkata and Mumbai, in Abu Dhabi
It's difficult to beat a huge talent base exposed to good facilities, and possessed of a long history of competing as a nation
The Plays of the day from the match between Chennai and Punjab in Abu Dhabi
Two talented young West Indies batsmen, full of promise when they arrived on the scene, are in danger of falling by the wayside
A coach and former first-class cricketer outlines his vision for how to turn the game around in the UK
If they are to live up to their potential in next year's World Cup at home, they need to look within and search for inspiration pronto