Emily Arlott, Lauren Bell among fresh faces in England squad for SA Test


Aryan Surana

Following the retirements of stalwarts Anya Shrubsole and Katherine Brunt, England Women have handed maiden call-ups to fast bowlers Emily Arlott and Lauren Bell ahead of the one-off Test against South Africa, starting June 27 in Taunton, to kick off the multi-format tour.

Capped in limited-overs cricket, pacer Freya Davies and the allrounder duo of Alice Davidson-Richards and Emma Lamb are also in line for their maiden appearance in whites after making it to the 13-member shortlist. The 20-year-old fast-bowling sensation Issy Wong, who has a WBBL stint in her credentials, has been included as the travelling reserve.