The 15-person team that will go to South Africa for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup includes Alice Capsey. She broke her collarbone while playing for the West Indies in December 2022, and though head coach Jon Lewis has said she hasn’t fully recovered.
“We hope Alice is fit enough, she’s worked incredibly hard alongside the medical staff to get to this point and we’ll give her every chance, but as we saw in the Caribbean the depth of talent and skill in the squad is growing fast and winning tournaments is about everyone collectively embracing the moment and enjoying the journey,” said head coach Jon Lewis.
“It’s an honour for me to lead a team into a World Cup and I know that we will be giving it everything we have got, not only to show everyone who we are as a team and how we want to play, but also to keep inspiring people to play the game we all love so much,” Lewis added.
In addition, England has called up Kate Cross, a 31-year-old who last participated in a T20I in December of 2019. Dani Gibson and Issy Wong have been assigned as the travelling reserves.