Emma Lamb has been included in England’s World Cup squad

England has named 24-year-old batting all-rounder Emma Lamb in the 15-player squad for the upcoming 50-over Women’s World Cup to be played in New Zealand. Lamb, who has featured in one ODI and one T20I, is yet to score a run in an international wicket or take a wicket. However, in a recently-concluded series between England A and Australia A, she stroked two fifties and a 48.

The reigning champions have dropped Maia Bouchier and Sarah Glenn from the squad that played in the recently-concluded Ashes series in Australia, while Mady Villiers finds herself a place in the traveling reserve alongside pacer Lauren Bell.

England’s world cup campaign will begin at Seddon Park in Hamilton against arch-rivals Australia, on March 05. Preceding the match, they will play two warm-up games in Lincoln – against Bangladesh and South Africa.