England start training for quadrangular series

England women have begun their training for the quadrangular series in India in February. The one-day tournament will also feature New Zealand and the world champions Australia, and is expected to be held in Chennai for two weeks - although these dates are subject to change, given the tightness of the itinerary.

Training for the women as a group kicked off at Loughborough at the weekend, which focussed on bowling, and Ottis Gibson provided expert advice. There are three more camps planned over the winter, which will all be held at the Academy.

Three England players are playing domestic cricket in Australia this winter, which will help them to be match-fit, should they be selected for the tournament. Rosalie Birch, Jenny Gunn and Beth Morgan are competing in Brisbane before heading back to England at the end of January.