Women's Cricket Super League: All 18 contracted England players to feature

Charlotte Edwards
Charlotte Edwards led Southern Vipers to victory over Western Storm in the inaugural Women's Super League final in 2016

England spinner Danielle Hazell has been named Lancashire Thunder captain as part of the player allocations for the Women's Cricket Super League.

All 18 centrally contracted England players will appear in the competition, running from 10 August to 1 September.

Hazell, 28, moves from Yorkshire Diamonds, with all-rounder Danielle Wyatt, 25, the only other England player to change clubs.

Wyatt, who played for Lancashire last season, has joined the Southern Vipers.

Meanwhile, four overseas players are set to make their Super League debuts, with two more to be announced at a later date.

South Africa's Sune Luus and New Zealand's Sophie Devine have joined Yorkshire, West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews has been allocated to Southern Vipers, while New Zealand bowler Lea Tahuhu has signed for Lancashire Thunder.

England wicketkeeper-batter Sarah Taylor, 27, has been named in Lancashire's squad after taking a break from cricket to deal with anxiety.

Full player allocations

(all England unless stated)

Lancashire Thunder: Kate Cross, Danielle Hazell, Sarah Taylor, Jess Jonassen (Aus), Amy Satterthwaite (NZ), Lea Tahuhu (NZ).

Loughborough Lightning: Georgia Elwiss, Amy Jones, Beth Langston, Kristen Beams (Aus), Ellyse Perry (Aus), Elyse Villani (Aus).

Southern Vipers: Tash Farrant, Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates (NZ), Hayley Matthews (WI), Dane van Niekerk (SA).

Surrey Stars: Tammy Beaumont, Alex Hartley, Laura Marsh, Natalie Sciver, Rene Farrell (Aus), Marizanne Kapp (SA).

Western Storm: Heather Knight, Anya Shrubsole, Fran Wilson, Rachel Priest (NZ), Stafanie Taylor (WI).

Yorkshire Diamonds: Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn, Lauren Winfield, Sophie Devine (NZ), Sune Luus (SA), Beth Mooney (Aus).

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