Emma Lamb ruled out with back injury, Maia Bouchier named replacement for one-off India Test

England take on India women in a one-off Test match from December 14.

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In a major development for England women's, the side withdrew 25-year-old Emma Lamb from their squad for the upcoming one-off Test against India women. It is worth noting that England women are currently competing against the Women in Blue in a three-match T20I series.

After the conclusion of the series, both sides will face off in a one-off Test match at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai on December 14.

The 25-year-old will be travelling back to England due to a back problem, and she will be seeing a spine surgeon in the coming days to determine the severity of the injury. England Cricket Board confirmed that Maia Bouchier has been called up as the replacement and Kirstie Gordon has been added to the squad led by Heather Knight.

“Emma Lamb has been withdrawn from the England Women Test squad to play India due to a back problem. Lamb has returned home to the UK, where she will see a spinal surgeon to determine the next steps,” ECB said in a statement.

England squad for one-off Test: Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Filer, Kirstie Gordon, Bess Heath, Amy Jones, Heather Knight (captain), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Danielle Wyatt

England look to clinch T20I series

England got off to a good start in the first T20I at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday, December 6. Batting first, the visitors posted a total of 197 runs on the board in the first innings. Nat Sciver-Brunt was the highest run-getter, scoring 77 runs in 53 deliveries. Furthermore, Danni Wyatt scored 75 runs on 47 balls.

Aiming to chase down the target, India only managed to score 159 runs in response and fell short of the target, losing the game by 38 runs. The second T20I of the series will be held on Saturday, December 9 at the same venue.

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