Australia have called one-day opener Nicole Bolton into their 15-player group for the World T20, while they’re also hopeful star left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen will recover from knee surgery in time for the tournament. After a 3-0 T20I series victory against New Zealand, Australia have stuck with the same group of 13 including recent leg-spin debutant Georgia Wareham and uncapped quick Tayla Vlaeminck, alongside the additions of Bolton and Jonassen. Bolton has played just two T20Is for Australia, the most recent of those in September 2016, but the experienced ODI batter has been rewarded after a strong Rebel WBBL campaign last summer.
Australia squad: Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Nicole Bolton, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen (subject to fitness), Delissa Kimmince, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham
Fixtures: 9 November v Pakistan, 11 November v Ireland, 13 November v New Zealand, 17 November v India
Bangladesh squad: TBA
Fixtures: 9 November v West Indies, 12 November v England, 14 November v Sri Lanka, 18 November v South Africa
England have included three uncapped players in their squad, but have suffered a major blow with star wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor to miss the tournament as part of the ongoing management of her anxiety. Left-arm spinners Kirstie Gorden and Linsey Smith have been called up alongside allrounder Sophia Dunkley, while Amy Jones will step behind the stumps in place of Taylor. Missing out on spots are left-arm spinner Alex Hartley, allrounder Georgia Elwiss, off-spinner Laura March and left-arm seamer Katie George.
England squad: Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Kirstie Gordon, Jenny Gunn, Dani Hazell, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Linsey Smith, Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Winfield, Danni Wyatt
Fixtures: 10 November v Sri Lanka, 12 November v Bangladesh, 16 November v South Africa, 18 November v West Indies
There’s one glaring absentee from India’s squad: veteran fast bowler Jhulan Goswami. The 35-year-old announced her retirement from T20 Internationals in August and her 12 years of experience will be missed by an Indian team desperate to claim their first piece of ICC silverware after losing last year’s 50-over World Cup final to England. Star allrounder Harmanpreet Kaur will lead India into the tournament, while her group also boasts in-form veteran Mithali Raj and rising batter Smriti Mandhana.
India squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Tanya Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil, Ekta Bisht, Hemlata, Mansi Joshi, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy
Fixtures: 9 November v New Zealand, 11 November v Pakistan, 15 November v Ireland, 17 November v Australia
Australian-born Celeste Raack, who plays for Tasmania and Hobart Hurricanes, is the new face in Ireland’s squad for the World T20. She joins fellow familiar faces in Ireland veteran Isobel Joyce, who has turned out for both Tasmania and Hobart previously, and quick Kim Garth, who was part of the Sydney Sixers’ successful WBBL|02 and WBBL|03 campaigns.
Ireland squad: Laura Delany (c), Kim Garth, Cecelia Joyce, Isobel Joyce, Shauna Kavanagh, Amy Kenealy, Gaby Lewis, Lara Maritz, Ciara Metcalfe, Lucy O’Reilly, Celeste Raack, Eimear Richardson, Clare Shillington, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron
Fixtures: 11 November v Australia, 13 November v Pakistan, 15 November v India, 17 November v New Zealand
New White Ferns skipper Amy Satterthwaite will lead a squad packed with spin talent into the World T20. Satterthwaite will have six spin-bowling options at her disposal, including herself, with coach Haidee Tiffen explaining her side was expecting conditions in the Caribbean to favour the slower bowlers. Joining Satterthwaite is 17-year-old leg-spinner Amelia Kerr and off-spinners Leigh Kasperek, Jess Watkin, Maddy Green and Anna Peterson.
New Zealand squad: Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Sophie Devine, Kate Ebrahim, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Katey Martin, Anna Peterson, Hannah Rowe Amy Satterthwaite (c), Lea Tahuhu, Jess Watkin
Fixtures: 9 November v November, 13 November v Australia, 15 November v Pakistan, 17 November v Ireland
Pakistan will be without former captain Bismah Maroof for the World T20, in a significant blow to the subcontinent nation. But they do boast plenty of international experience in fill-in captain Javaria Khan and former skipper Sana Mir.
Pakistan squad: Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz
Fixtures: 9 November v Australia, 11 November v India, 13 November v Ireland, 15 November v New Zealand
Sri Lanka captain Chamari Attapattu, who scored 178no against Australia in last year’s 50-over World Cup, leads a side looking to improve after a recent series defeat to India.
Sri Lanka squad: Chamari Attapattu (c), Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Sugandika Kumari, Eshani Lokusooriya, Dilani Manodara, Yashoda Mendis, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Prabodani, Inoshi Priyadarshani, Oshadhi Ranasinghe, Shashikala Siriwardena, Rebeka Vandort, Sripali Weearakkody
Fixtures: 10 November v England, 12 November v South Africa, 14 November v Bangladesh, 16 November v West Indies
South Africa have been boosted by the return of star quick Shabnim Ismail and the experienced Trisha Chetty, who missed their recent series against West Indies, but have been dealt a blow with fast bowler Ayabonga Khaka not sufficiently recovered from shoulder surgery, while Raisibe Ntozakhe's action has been found to be illegal, with the Proteas mulling their options for a replacement.
South Africa squad: Dané van Niekerk (c), Trisha Chetty, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Lizelle Lee, Suné Luus, Zintle Mali, Robyn Searle, Tumi Sekhukhune, Saarah Smith, Chloe Tryon, Laura Wolvaardt
Fixtures: 12 November v Sri Lanka, 14 November v West Indies, 16 November v England, 18 November v Bangladesh
The reigning champions are out to defend their 2016 crown on home soil. They’re led by captain Stafanie Taylor, the world’s top T20I batter, and boast in their ranks the top-ranked allrounder in Hayley Matthews alongside the big-hitting Deandra Dottin.
West Indies squad: Stafanie Taylor (c), Merissa Aguilleira, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Natasha Mclean, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Shakera Selman
Fixtures: 9 November v Bangladesh, 14 November v South Africa, 16 November v Sri Lanka, 18 v November v England
Each team will play four group matches, with the top two from each group to progress to the semi-finals on November 22, ahead of the final on November 24.
Group A: Bangladesh, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies
Group B: Australia, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan