Capsey, 18, and Kemp, 17, have entered international cricket effortlessly, both teenagers starring in T20I series against a talented India team.
All-rounder Capsey was the winner of Thursday night’s decider match and series, while Kemp made history as the youngest player, male or female, from England to score an international T20 fifty in the second game.
Both of them have been included in the 15-man squad for the three-match ODI series starting next Tuesday. The fixtures will be England’s first in the new ICC Women’s Championship cycle, with points qualifying for the World Cup in 2025.
In the absence of Heather Knight and Nat Sciver, Amy Jones will continue to lead the team. “I was very proud of how the team came together to win the Vitality IT20 Series,” said head coach Lisa Keightley.
“Sometimes when you’re missing out on big-name players, other players go ahead and take their chances and I thought we really did that. It’s a young group, but they worked hard. And showed his skill and resilience to get out of line.
“Amy did a great job as captain and was backed by Sophie [Ecclestone] so we want her to continue what she is doing. It’s another big series, especially the ICC Women’s World Cup.” There’s a lot to be excited about with the qualifying count, and the summer ending at Lord’s.”
England squad for ODI series against India
Amy Jones (captain)
Sophie Ecclestone (Vice-captain)
Freya Kemp says it would be a surprise to play in the World Cup after becoming the youngest England player to score a T20 International fifty.
India series schedule
Sunday 18 September, 15:30 pm (Hove)
Wednesday 21 September at 17:30 (Canterbury)
Saturday 24th September, 15:30 PM (Lord’s)