The England captain is maintaining flexibility in team selection leading up to the T20 World Cup

The England captain is keeping team options open for the T20 World Cup.

Heather Knight has highlighted chances for domestic players to showcase their skills and potentially earn a spot in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 squad, which will be held in Bangladesh later this year.

The English summer kicks off with the 50-over Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy on Saturday, April 21, providing domestic players an opportunity to earn a spot in the T20 World Cup squad.

Knight stated at the ECB’s launch of a national tape-ball competition that performance is a key factor in keeping opportunities open.

The level of competition in regional games has significantly increased in recent years, making performances more valuable. This is an exciting time for the team, with a high level of competition within the squad.

In March, England utilized their reserve players to defeat New Zealand (4-1) in the Women’s Premier League, overcoming the absence of key players.

Knight noted that she closely monitors the domestic circuit for emerging young talent.

She stated that it is desirable to see English players excel and make a strong case for continued selection in the England team.

Player selection will be based on individual performance, with a focus on observing young talent coming through the ranks.

“We have a wide selection of players to choose from.”

The increased competition can make selection more challenging and may lead to some players feeling unhappy, but this is a beneficial situation to be in.

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