ENGLAND women have selected six Southern Vipers players in their squads for their upcoming IT20 and ODI series against Pakistan.

Bowlers Lauren Bell and Linsey Smith, all-rounders Charlie Dean and Freya Kemp, and batters Maia Bouchier and Danni Wyatt have all been included in England squads.

England begin their series against Pakistan at Edgbaston on Saturday, May 11 and the series will conclude on May 29.

England Women's head coach Jon Lewis said: "We are excited to start our home summer. It’s great to be kicking off the summer of sport on home soil.

"Edgbaston is an incredible place to play cricket, the atmosphere is always special and it will be a huge occasion.

"I know the group are looking forward to playing in front of our fans in grounds across the country throughout the series.

“These two series’ against Pakistan give us an opportunity to build, develop, and ensure we are in the best place come the World Cup in Bangladesh in September.

“We are very keen whenever possible to make sure all the players vying for places in the World Cup squad get opportunities to play cricket this summer."

Bouchier will be looking to continue her fine England form this summer after coming off the back of a stellar tour of New Zealand. 

She racked up 293 runs at an average of 41.85, with a best of 91 coming in the fourth IT20 in Wellington – the highest women’s IT20 score by a touring batter in New Zealand.

IT20 squad

Heather Knight (captain), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Charlie Dean, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Filer, Danielle Gibson, Sarah Glenn, Bess Heath, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Linsey Smith, Danielle Wyatt.

ODI squad

Heather Knight (captain), Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Charlie Dean, Sophie Ecclestone, Lauren Filer, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Danielle Wyatt.