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Kent Women's duo Tammy Beaumont and Fran Wilson named in England's T20 World Cup squad

Kent duo Tammy Beaumont and Fran Wilson have been selected in England's 15-strong squad for the Women's Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.

Dover-born Kent captain Beaumont, an opener, and middle-order batsman Wilson will hope to help England win the event for the first time since 2009.

Kent Women's Tammy Beaumont has been named in England's T20 World Cup squad alongside club-mate Fran Wilson. Picture: Ady Kerry
Kent Women's Tammy Beaumont has been named in England's T20 World Cup squad alongside club-mate Fran Wilson. Picture: Ady Kerry

The squad shows one change from the one which won the recent series against Pakistan.

"It's really exciting to name our squad for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup and we're looking forward to getting out there and getting under way," said England head coach Lisa Keightley who is preparing for her first tournament in charge.

"It was very useful to join the group in Malaysia (where England played Pakistan) and watch how they were getting on and, since then, we've had a training block out in La Manga.

"There are few better feelings in cricket than representing your country in a World Cup and I know everyone's really looking forward to the challenge."

Prior to the T20 World Cup, England's new era will start with a tri-series against tournament hosts Australia and India.

The games will be played in Canberra and Melbourne.

England's World Cup campaign gets under way against South Africa on February 23, with the tournament set to run over February and March.

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