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We are delighted to confirm that Grace Scrivens has been asked to captain England at the upcoming U19 World Cup.

Scrivens heads into the tournament after enjoying a fantastic personal summer in 2022, after finishing as the leading wicket taker and third-highest run scorer in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.

The Kent-born all-rounder has been an ever-present for Sunrisers since the first competitive fixture in 2020, and is leading the all-time batting and bowling stats at just 19 years of age.

On being awarded the captaincy, Grace said: “I feel very honoured to have been asked to lead my country at a World Cup. It’s such an exciting tournament, being the first of its kind, and so to be able to captain this side is very special. Leading out the team on Sunday will be such a proud moment for me and my family.

I can’t wait to get going, there’s a lot of talent in the squad and we’re looking forward to seeing how far we can go!”

England’s travelling party flew out to South Africa on 3 January, with their first match on Sunday 15 January. Sunrisers fans will also be excited to watch Academy player Molly Barbour-Smith in the Scotland squad, who open the tournament against UAE.

England Women U19 World Cup Fixtures (All times in GMT)

Sunday January 15: England Women U19 v Zimbabwe Women U19, 11.45am

Tuesday January 17: England Women U19 v Pakistan Women U19, 11.45am

Thursday January 19: England Women U19 v Rwanda Women U19, 8am

Scotland Women U19 World Cup Fixtures

Saturday January 14: Scotland Women U19 v UAE Women U19, 8am

Monday January 16: Scotland Women U19 v South Africa Women U19, 11.45am

Wednesday January 18: Scotland Women U19 v India Women U19, 11.45am

Saturday January 21-Wednesday January 25: Super Six League (The top three teams from Group A versus the top three teams in Group D; Group B v Group C)

Friday January 27: ICC Women's U19 World Cup Semi-Finals, 8am & 11.45am

Sunday January 29: ICC Women's U19 World Cup Final, 11.45am

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