It’s been a long wait for Heather Knight’s side but they announced their return to action in style by beating the West Indies in the series opener on Monday.
The two sides are set to face each other in five T20s at Derby’s Incora County Ground all of which are available to watch for free on the Sky Sports YouTube channel as September is Women’s Big Cricket month!
England may be one up in the series but there is an awful lot of cricket to be played and judging by Monday’s game, it’s going to be action-packed and exciting.
The frustrating way that the T20 World Cup ended for them earlier this year will likely still irk England but they’ll have their eyes firmly set on a series win.
Lisa Keightley’s side will know if they continue to play their best cricket, they’re going to be very hard to beat.
They’ve got some excellent players and we’ve picked out five to watch as the series wears on…
Whether it’s big-hitting or smooth strokeplay you’re looking for, England’s opener has got you covered.
We only have to point you to her 67 from 49 balls in Monday’s game as an example of just how destructive she can be.
Given how long it’s been since England last played, her timing was remarkable. Expect more of that as the series goes on.
Replacing a player like Sarah Taylor is a near-impossible task but Jones has become a key part of this side in her own right.
Her glovework is excellent and she’s explosive with the bat.
Jones was positive from the moment she came to the crease in the series opener, which is an indication of the way she’ll look to play throughout.
A Rolls Royce of a player in this format, Sciver is a threat with both bat and ball.
She was England’s star with the bat in the T20 world cup earlier this year and after making just seven in the series opener, will no doubt be keen to be in the runs over the next week.
She’s the world’s number one T20 bowler for a reason!
The left-arm spinner has been tying opposition batters in knots for a little while now and is hugely effective in a format that so often seems to favour the batting side.
Another of England’s talented young spinners, Glenn doesn’t have the experience or the ranking of Ecclestone just yet but the two are forming a formidable partnership.
The leg-spinner looks a real talent and will be hoping to add to the wicket she grabbed on Monday as the series wears on.