Young batting sensation Alice Capsey returns as England announce squad for Women's T20 World Cup 2023

Alice Capsey suffered a collarbone fracture during the limited-overs series in the Caribbean last month.

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Teenage batting sensation Alice Capsey marks her return as England have announced their 15-member squad for the eagerly anticipated Women's T20 World Cup starting February 10. At one point it seemed as if Capsey will not make the cut after she suffered a broken collarbone during England's last month’s limited-overs series in the Caribbean. 

Even though the youngster continues to recover from her injury, England head coach Jon Lewis has backed her and said that team management wishes to offer every chance for the emerging star to be a part of the showpiece event in South Africa. 

"It's always exciting to name a World Cup squad, and there's a great deal of talent in this group. We saw a lot of good things in the West Indies, a lot of progress around shifting our mindset as a team, and I'm excited to see how we take that into the challenge of a global tournament,” said Jon Lewis as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.

"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,” he added.

Notably, pacer Issy Wong will be heading into the tournament as one of the travelling reserves while the English selectors have recalled seasoned seamer Kate Cross for the tournament even though she had played her last WT20I back in December 2019.

The 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup will be played in South Africa from February 10 to 26 with Australia set to defend their crown.

England will be led by Heather Knight. The former champions are placed in Group B alongside India, West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland. The English team will begin its campaign on February 11 against the West Indies at Paarl.

England Women's T20 World Cup 2023 squad: 

Heather Knight (c), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danni Wyatt

Travelling Reserves: Issy Wong, Dani Gibson


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