England Women draft in a trio of players to replace the injured Rebecca Grundy
Last Updated: 10/08/14 12:13pm
England Women have called up three players for their busy summer schedule after Rebecca Grundy was ruled out through injury.
The left-arm spinner has been ruled out for the rest of the season after sustaining a femoral stress reaction in her left groin.
Grundy's place in the squad for the one-off Test against India, which starts on Wednesday at Wormsley, has been taken by fellow slow bowler Stephanie Butler from Staffordshire.
Nottinghamshire seamer Sonia Odedra will also remain with the squad for the three one-dayers that follow against the same opponents, having originally only been named in the Test party.
Meanwhile, Odedra's county colleague Danielle Wyatt has been recalled for the three Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa that take place in September.
We are in a very strong position to be able call-up three very talented players to replace Becky across seven matches that we have this summer.
“This is very disappointing news for Becky and it is clearly unfortunate to lose her from the squad before our summer internationals against India and South Africa have even got underway," Head of England Women’s Performance, Paul Shaw, said.
"She will now undergo the necessary treatment and rehabilitation to get back to full fitness as quickly as possible.
“We are in a very strong position to be able call-up three very talented players to replace Becky across seven matches that we have this summer."
Butler has been called up by England for the first time, having impressed in action for the national academy on tour during the winter.
“Young Stephanie Butler from Staffordshire has been included in an England women’s squad for the first time, after enjoying a good season with the ball in county cricket and also impressing with her performances for the England Women’s Academy in Sri Lanka over the winter. I’m sure she will learn a lot from the experience," Shaw added.
“I’m also looking forward to working with Sonia Odedra during the Kia Women’s Test and Royal London ODI series, and to welcoming Danielle Wyatt back into the fold for the NatWest T20Is against South Africa in September.”