Georgia Elwiss, Danni Wyatt left out of squad for ODI section of multi-format series against 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.
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 omitted from the one-day squad.
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.
“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
Sunday July 3: 3rd ODI, New Road, Worcester
Valkerie Baynes is a general editor at ESPNcricinfo