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England women will give at least three new players their Test debuts next week against South Africa

The England women’s squad will give at least three new players their Test debuts against South Africa next week following the retirement of bowling pinnacles Anya Shrubsole and Katherine Brunt

  • English women will hand out at least three test debuts in Taunton next week
  • They will face South Africa in a multi-format series and have a team of 13. named
  • Five newcomers are Emily Arlott, Lauren Bell, Freya Davies and Emma Lamb

The England women will dish out at least three Test debuts in Taunton next week in the first game of their multi-format series against South Africa.

They have named a total of five newcomers in a 13-man roster for the four-day competition starting Monday.

The new players are Emily Arlott, Lauren Bell, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies and Emma Lamb.

England women will dish out at least three Test debuts after Anya Shrubsole's retirement

England women will dish out at least three Test debuts after Anya Shrubsole’s retirement

Her double mainstay in England offense Katherine Brunt (center) has also withdrawn from Tests

Her double mainstay in England offense Katherine Brunt (center) has also withdrawn from Tests

It will be the first time that England are without the double pillars of their bowling in Anya Shrubsole and Katherine Brunt.

Shrubsole has withdrawn from all international cricket, while Brunt announced on Saturday that she would be retiring from Test cricket.

The game will be worth four points before the sides play a series of cue ball matches.

Freya Davies (right) a total of five newcomers in a 13-man squad for the Taunton game

Freya Davies (right) a total of five newcomers in a 13-man squad for the Taunton game

England (out): Knight (captain), Arlott, Beaumont, Bell, Cross, Davidson-Richards, Davies, Dean, Dunkley, Ecclestone, Jones (keeper), Lamb, Sciver.

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