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Sophia Dunkley in line for ODI debut after maiden Test appearance

Georgia Elwiss, Danni Wyatt left out of squad for ODI section of multi-format series against India

Valkerie Baynes
Valkerie Baynes
Sophia Dunkley celebrates her maiden Test half-century, England v India, only Women's Test, Day 2, Bristol, June 17, 2021

Sophia Dunkley celebrates her maiden Test half-century  •  Getty Images

Sophia Dunkley is in line to make her ODI debut after being named in England's 50-over squad as part of the multi-format series with India.
Dunkley, who scored an unbeaten 74 last week when she became the first black woman to play Test cricket for England in the drawn one-off Test in Bristol, could return to international action as soon as Sunday, when the three-match ODI section of the series starts, also in Bristol. Dunkley has played 15 T20Is for England, most recently in New Zealand in March.
Seamer Freya Davies and legspinner Sarah Glenn, who were released from an extended 17-member Test squad to re-join their regional teams for last weekend's round of Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy fixtures, return to a 16-strong ODI squad. Emily Arlott, Tash Farrant, Mady Villiers and Fran Wilson, who remained with the Test squad but did not play in the match, were also retained for the ODIs.
Georgia Elwiss, the allrounder who scored 5 playing as a batter in the Test - she only came on to bowl in the last 20 minutes or so of the match - was left out of the one-day squad.
There was also no place for Danni Wyatt - who played all six matches on the winter tour of New Zealand, with a highest score of 17 from the three ODIs and 33 from three T20Is. Wyatt has scored three half-centuries from four matches in the 50-over Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy since that tour. Lauren Winfield-Hill, who batted in the middle-order in New Zealand but scored 35 opening with Tammy Beaumont in the Test, could retain her place as opener for the one-day matches.
The three ODIs against India will be followed by three T20Is with each match worth two points for a win in the multi-format series. The sides shared the four available points, two apiece, after drawing the Test.
Lisa Keightley, the England Women's head coach, said: "We're looking forward to playing ODI cricket again after a hugely enjoyable and hard-fought Test match.
"The competition for places across all formats is growing every time we meet to select a squad. The options available to us are the strongest we've had since I've been in the role and we feel this group gives us a great opportunity for success in the ODI element of the series.
"There's no space on this occasion for Danni Wyatt and Georgia Elwiss, and while I know they're both disappointed to miss out, it's important that they're given the opportunity to play cricket at a regional level ahead of the Vitality IT20 series. We have to balance the needs of the squad and the need of the individual and we'll always be keen to get people playing competitive cricket where we can."
Royal London Series:
Sunday June 27: 1st ODI, Bristol County Ground
Wednesday June 30: 2nd ODI, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Saturday July 3: 3rd ODI, New Road, Worcester

Valkerie Baynes is a general editor at ESPNcricinfo