Women's Sports: England Cricket captain, Heather Knight, looking forward to future ahead of Pakistan series

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England cricket captain, Heather Knight, says she is looking forward to her side’s upcoming series against Pakistan scheduled next month and a new era for the women's game.

England will be coached by interim head coach Alastair Maiden for the tour as incoming head coach Lisa Keightley is set to take over in January. The Australian cricket legend was announced as England’s new coach earlier this month. 

England and Pakistan will play three ODIs then three T20s starting on 9 December at the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur.

The ODIs are part of the ICC Women's Championship will important points up on the offer to qualify for the 2021 ICC Women's World Cup. England has already secured their spot.

Speaking ahead of the tour Knight said: "We're looking forward to getting out there and getting back to international cricket," reflected Knight.

"It's been a few months since our last game and there's been a fair bit of change in that time so this tour is an opportunity to start a new era and move forward.

"There are a few younger faces in the group but also a lot of proven talent. I'm really happy with the group and we can't wait for the next few months."

This tour comes after a frustrating summer for the team as they failed to regain the Ashes from Australia. With former coach Mark Robinson leaving his position as head coach, the team seems to be going through a time of transition.

The series against Pakistan will offer the group an opportunity to give younger faces including the likes of Sarah Glenn of Worcestershire and Essex’s Mady Villiers a chance on the international stage.

England Squad
Heather Knight (Berkshire, captain), Tammy Beaumont (Kent), Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire), Kate Cross (Lancashire), Freya Davies (Sussex), Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire), Sarah Glenn (Worcestershire), Kirstie Gordon (Nottinghamshire), Amy Jones (Warwickshire, wicketkeeper), Nat Sciver (Surrey), Anya Shrubsole (Berkshire), Mady Villiers (Essex), Fran Wilson (Kent), Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire), Danni Wyatt (Sussex).

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