London [UK]: English women’s cricketer Freya Davies has been awarded her first full central contract ahead of their upcoming tour to India.
The 23-year-old expressed excitement over the development and hoped to continue working hard in the future, as well.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to receive my first full contract. It’s always been my aim to represent England and this is an exciting step in the right direction,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Davies, as saying.
“I’m looking forward to continuing the hard work, and the challenge now of getting myself picked,” ESPNcricinfo further quoted Davies, as saying.
Apart from Davies, there are 20 other players whose names are there in the centrally contracted players’ list.
The pacer had made her first senior appearance for Sussex in a T20I against Middlesex when she was aged just 14. In 2017 she was a part of the Western Storm side that had lifted the Kia Super League trophy.
India and England are slated to play a three-match ODI series followed by three T20 matches from February 22 to March 9.
Following is the full list of England women contracted players:
Tammy Beaumont (Kent), Katherine Brunt (Yorkshire), Kate Cross (Lancashire), Freya Davies (Sussex), Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire), Georgia Elwiss (Sussex), Jenny Gunn (Warwickshire), Alex Hartley (Lancashire), Amy Jones (Warwickshire), Heather Knight (Berkshire), Laura Marsh (Kent), Nat Sciver (Surrey), Anya Shrubsole (Somerset), Sarah Taylor (Sussex), Fran Wilson (Kent), Lauren Winfield (Yorkshire), Danni Wyatt (Sussex). Rookies: Alice Davidson-Richards (Kent), Katie George (Hampshire), Bryony Smith (Surrey), Linsey Smith (Sussex).