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Linsey Smith made crucial breakthroughs

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England have called spinner Linsey Smith into their squad for three T20 internationals against West Indies. She replaces Bryony Smith, who made her ODI debut last week, in the 15-woman group.

Linsey Smith has taken 11 wickets at 15.09 in her eight T20I appearances, having made her debut at last year"s Women"s WT20 in the Caribbean, where Mark Robinson"s side were beaten in the final.

After blanking West Indies 3-0 in the ODIs, England have now won 13 games in a row - they whitewashed Sri Lanka in ODI and T20Is on tour earlier this year, as well as beating India 3-0 in a T20I series. Next month they will attempt to reclaim the Ashes from Australia.

"It"s great to set records and break new ground, it"s something we talked about as a team when Robbo came in," captain Heather Knight said. "What"s great is that a winning run requires a lot of hard work and a lot of ruthlessness - it won"t continue if we become complacent or begin to let our own standards slip.

"We"ve got three games against the West Indies, and three chances to further improve our T20 form. If we can be at our best across these matches that will set us up well for the Ashes."

England squad to play West Indies: Heather Knight (capt), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Jenny Gunn, Amy Jones, Laura Marsh, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Linsey Smith, Sarah Taylor (wk), Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, Danni Wyatt

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