Nottinghamshire’s Kirstie Gordon has earned her first England call up, for the World T20 tournament taking place in the West Indies during November.

The 20-year-old has had a breakthrough summer, taking 35 wickets for Nottinghamshire at an average of 10.06, including 5-18 against Warwickshire, one of two five-wicket hauls.

She also led the wicket taking chart for Loughborough Lightning in the Kia Super League, as her side reached the final for the first time.

The left-arm spinner was the Lightning’s leading wicket taker in 2018, averaging just 12.47 across her 17 dismissals and going at a miserly economy rate of just over six runs an over.

England Coach Mark Robinson said: "It's always an exciting time when any England squad is announced but especially when there are three newcomers included.

"Sophia, Kirstie and Linsey have all had outstanding summers domestically and impressed when they have been in and around the group. All three will bring something different to the squad.

"Everyone is looking forward to the challenges ahead and we can't wait to get out there and get started."

England Squad For World T20

Heather Knight (Berkshire), Captain

Tammy Beaumont (Kent)

Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire)

Sophia Dunkley (Middlesex)

Sophie Eccelstone (Lancashire)

Tash Farrant (Kent)

Kirstie Gordon (Nottinghamshire)

Jenny Gunn (Warwickshire)

Dani Hazell (Yorkshire)

Amy Jones (Warwickshire), Wicketkeeper

Nat Sciver (Surrey)

Linsey Smith (Sussex)

Anya Shrubsole (Somerset)

Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire)

Danni Wyatt (Sussex)


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