Knight named vice-captain

  • Last Updated: August 4 2014, 11:01 BST

Heather Knight has been appointed as England Women's vice-captain for the forthcoming series' against India and South Africa.

Heather Knight: Named vice-captain for England
Heather Knight: Named vice-captain for England

England will face India in a Test and three one-day internationals beginning later this month before a three-match Twenty20 series against the South Africans, with 16 players selected in total.

Seamer Katherine Brunt makes her return from injury in the one-day squad and spinner Rebecca Grundy joins the Test fray for the first time.

England and Wales Cricket Board head of women's cricket Clare Connor said: "Heather Knight now has the opportunity to learn from the most experienced international captain in the world as she works alongside Charlotte Edwards to help lead the England women's team at the start of a new professional era for the women's game."

England women's squad to play India and South Africa:

C Edwards (c), H Knight (vc), T Beaumont, K Brunt, K Cross, K Farrant (T20 only), L Greenway, R Grundy, J Gunn, D Hazell, A Jones, S Odedra (Test only), N Sciver, A Shrubsole, S Taylor (wkt), L Winfield.