England v India: Teenagers Alice Capsey and Freya Kemp earn first ODI call-ups


Place: 1. Central County Ground, Hove Date: September 18, Sunday
Coverage: Commentary on BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra from 11am, plus replay clips and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and highlights on BBC Two and iPlayer from 10pm.

England teenagers Alice Capsey and Freya Kemp have earned their first one-day international call-ups for the three-match series against India.

India won the second T20 game despite Kemp’s 17-year-old half-century of 51 not out off 37 balls.

“Sometimes when you’re missing big-name players, other players step up and take advantage of their opportunity and I felt like we really did that,” coach Lisa Keightley said.

“It’s a young team, but they did a great job and showed the skill and strength to cross the line.”

A 15-team squad has been named for the three-match ODI series, which will be England’s first matches in the new cycle of the ICC Women’s Championship, with qualifying points for the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2025.

In the absence of Heather Knight and Nat Sciver, Amy Jones will continue in the lead, with Sophie Ecclestone as her vice-captain.

“Amy did a great job as captain and she had support from Sophie, so we want them to carry on what they’re doing,” added Keightley.

“It’s another big series, especially one that counts towards qualifying for the ICC Women’s World Cup, and as the summer ends at Lord’s, there’s a lot of excitement.”

The series kicks off in Hove this Sunday and continues in Canterbury on September 21 before concluding at Lord’s on Saturday, September 24.

England team

Amy Jones (Central Sparks), Tammy Beaumont (Lightning), Lauren Bell (Southern Vipers), Maia Bouchier (Southern Vipers), Alice Capsey (South East Stars), Kate Cross (Thunder), Freya Davies (South East Stars), Alice Davidson-Richards (South East Stars), Charlie Dean (Southern Vipers), Sophia Dunkley (South East Stars), Sophie Ecclestone (Thunder), Freya Kemp (Southern Vipers), Emma Lamb (Thunder), Issy Wong (Central Sparks), Danni Wyatt (Southern Vipers).