England news June 10, 2013

Three uncapped players for England

ESPNcricinfo staff

England have named three uncapped players in their squad for the women's one-day and Twenty20 series against Pakistan.

Natasha Farrant, a 17-year-old left-arm seamer from Kent, Surrey's allrounder Natalie Sciver and Yorkshire's Lauren Winfield, a wicketkeeper, have received their first call-ups for the matches that begin on July 1.

England will be without three senior players who are currently recovering from injury. Katherine Brunt, the player of the year, is not yet fit after the foot injury she picked up at the World Cup, Holly Colvin broke a thumb playing league cricket and Laura Marsh is still recovering from shoulder surgery. The trio will now aim to be ready for the Ashes series later in the season.

In the absence of Brunt, Anya Shrubsole will have the responsibility of leading the attack while the series will give England a chance to assess the strength of their squad players before facing Australia.

The visit of Pakistan will be the first series for England's new high performance manager, Paul Shaw, who has taken on an expanded role after the previous head coach, Mark Lane, stood down last month.