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England vs New Zealand: Sophia Dunkley returns to ODI squad

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Sophia Dunkley has been recalled to England’s one-day international squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand.

Top-order batter Dunkley, 25, was left out of both white-ball squads for the series against Pakistan last month after a lean run of form.

But she has since excelled in domestic cricket, leading the run-scoring charts in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for South East Stars.

The right-hander has 293 runs in five innings, averaging 97.66 with the Stars third in the table.

The three-match ODI series against the White Ferns starts in Durham on 26 June and is followed by five T20s.

Heather Knight’s England side are favourites for both legs after beating the same opponents in both formats away from home in March and early April, and following the clean sweep of Pakistan which started their summer.

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