England Women rest Katherine Brunt for India series

Veteran fast bowler Katherine Brunt has been rested from England’s forthcoming limited overs series against India. Taking the vacated spot in the 14-member squad is 21-year-old Lauren Bell, who was the second-highest wicket-taker at The Hundred.

Brunt, 37, retired from Test cricket prior to the South Africa series but has featured in the Commonwealth games for England and for the Trent Rockets in the second season of The Hundred. Heather Knight, who picked up a hip injury ahead of the Commonwealth Games, remains unavailable while Tammy Beaumont is another notable absentee.