Players are out. It’s rained a bit in Derby before, but it’s looking nice on a foggy evening. let’s Play!
it’s not just cricket
Last night, there is an extremely important association football match at Bramall Lane. Here’s a preview of Louise Taylor.
Left-arm pacer Freya Kemp, who turned only 17 in April, will make his England debut. Issie Wong also returned to the team, with Bryony Smith and Freya Davis dropped.
South Africa is without Sune Lus and Shabnim Ismail; They are replaced by Tzmin Brits and Noncululeko Mlaba.
England Dunkley, Wyatt, Sciver (C), Jones (WK), Boucher, Capsi, Brunt, Ecclestone, Kemp, Wong, Glenn.
South Africa Brits, Goodall, Bosch, Volvaardt, Du Preez, Tryon (C), Tucker, Jaffa (WK), Klass, Blueprint, Mlaba.
England captain Nat Sciver has won the toss. South Africa also have a stand-in captain, with Chloe Tryon covering for unwell Sune Luis.
Hello and welcome to the last game of the wonderfully one-sided series, and a chance to complete a white-ball whitewash for England. They have won five out of five so far, most of them in a canter. The score in this multi-format series is England 12-2 South Africa, with last month’s only Test match ending in a draw.
It’s not just wins that have made England such a good series. Many young players have emerged or excelled: Alice Davidson-Richards*, Emma Lamb, Issie Wong, Charlie Dean, Alice Capsi, Lauren Bell and the increasingly talented Sophia Dunkley.
Parting is such a sweet sadness for cricket fans, especially when it involves the slow break-up of a legend like the 2017 World Cup winners. But suddenly England’s future – and their prospects upcoming commonwealth games – Look very shiny.
England will be without Heather Knight tonight – she has a hip problem – so Nat Sciver will captain the team. We’ll have the rest of the team news, and toss, at 6:00,
* Yes, yes I know she is 28 years old so she is not young in terms of cricket but she has scored a century on test debut FFS! objection Overruled.