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England Women: huge summer of cricket ahead, says Heather Knight

Women's cricket Posted 1st July 2013 view comments

So, it has been a bit of time since the squad last met up at the beginning of a tour.

It's great to be back amongst the girls in the team environment where everyone is full of energy and ready to get stuck in to what is set to be a massive summer ahead for us.

There are a few fresh faces in the squad with Natasha Farrant, Lauren Winfield and Natalie Sciver receiving their first, well-deserved, call ups.

Natalie Sciver receiving her cap from England skipper Charlotte Edwards

Natalie Sciver receiving her cap from England skipper Charlotte Edwards

With the new girls coming in, it takes me back to my first call up: that was over three years ago now (time flies when you're having fun!) and it reminded me how special it is to be part of an England team.

I don't think I'm on my own with that feeling and it seems everyone has been reminiscing about old tours and some brilliant stories and impressions have been on show over the last week.

The first takes place at Louth CC, the home of Arran Brindle aka 'the face of Louth' (not many people live there)!

Heather Knight
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After a week of preparations in Loughborough we're ready to go against Pakistan in two ODI's and two T20's.

The first takes place at Louth CC, the home of Arran Brindle aka 'the face of Louth' (not many people live there)!

I really enjoy playing at club grounds as the atmosphere is always brilliant and I'm sure this will be the case on Monday.

Despite their ranking, Pakistan will be a well organised team and we will not be taking anything for granted - there are no easy games of international cricket. I can't wait to pull on an England shirt again.

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