Women's World Twenty20: Katherine Brunt in England squad, Lauren Winfield out

Katherine Brunt
Brunt was forced off after only five overs of the second one-day international against South Africa
ICC Women's World Twenty20
Venue: India Dates: 15 March - 3 April
Coverage: Live text, radio commentary and video highlights on the BBC Sport website
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Fast bowler Katherine Brunt has been named in England's Women's World Twenty20 squad, despite a back injury.

Opener Lauren Winfield is the only player in the current squad for the upcoming T20 series in South Africa not to be chosen in the 15-strong party.

Brunt, 30, will miss the T20s in South Africa after suffering a back spasm in the one-day international series.

Her replacement, left-arm seamer Natasha Farrant, is called up for an ICC world event for the first time.

"We are all looking forward to testing ourselves against the very best cricketers from across the world," said head coach Mark Robinson.

"Tash really impressed during the training camp to Sri Lanka before Christmas, and adds a different dimension to the bowling attack as a left-arm seamer."

England, who won the inaugural event in 2009 and have been runners-up on the last two occasions, begin their campaign against Bangladesh in Bangalore on 17 March, followed by matches against hosts India, West Indies and Pakistan.

England squad: Tammy Beaumont (Kent), Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire), Charlotte Edwards (Kent, capt), Georgia Elwiss (Sussex), Natasha Farrant (Kent), Lydia Greenway (Kent), Rebecca Grundy (Warwickshire), Jenny Gunn (Nottinghamshire), Danielle Hazell (Yorkshire), Amy Jones (Warwickshire, wk), Heather Knight (Berkshire, vice-capt), Natalie Sciver (Surrey), Anya Shrubsole (Somerset), Sarah Taylor (Sussex, wk), Danielle Wyatt (Nottinghamshire).

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