England named three no-limit players in their 15-team team for the T20 Women's World Cup in the Caribbean next month, as they seek to add the title of 20 over the crown of more than 50 they won in memorable circumstances in their homeland last year.
Kirstie Gordon, of Nottinghamshire, and Linsey Smith, of Sussex, both spinners of the left arm with Loughborough Lightning in the Kia Super League, were named for the first time, while the 20-year-old batsman and skater, Sophia Dunkley, also is included after impressing this season for Middlesex and Surrey Stars.
Smith was an innovative player for the Southern Vipers when they won the inaugural Kia Super League in 2016, and he has continued to star in Loughborough Lightning this year, along with Gordon, who was regularly at the windows when they reached the final this year.
"It's always an exciting time when a team from England is announced, but especially when there are three newcomers included," said Mark Robinson, head coach of England.
"Sophia, Kirstie and Linsey have had outstanding summers in the country and impressed when they have been in and around the group, all three will contribute something different to the squad."
"Everyone is waiting for the challenges that lie ahead and we can not wait to get out and start. "
England will travel to the Caribbean without the services of Sarah Taylor, her evil, world-class hitter, who was removed from consideration last week in the ongoing handling of her anxiety condition.
Amy Jones has been named the first window of the squad in the absence of Taylor, and Lauren Winfield could for a position in the first match with Tammy Beaumont.