YORK-born wicketkeeper Lauren Winfield has been selected in England’s 24-woman squad who will return to individual training from Monday.

Winfield has recently returned to the UK after being stranded in Australia amid the travel restrictions brought in as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The players will train at six different venues Loughborough, Emerald Headingley, The Oval, Bristol, Hove and Chester Boughton Hall CC - as they look to prepare the disrupted summer schedule.

England had been set to face India in a limited-over series at the start of his this month, though this has been postponed.

The scheduled England vs South Africa series in September looks set to now be turned into a tri-series between the three nations.

The players will train on their own initially, before progressing into training in small groups.

Jonathan Finch, director of England Women’s Cricket, is optimistic that some cricket will go ahead this summer.

Finch said: “We remain hopeful of playing cricket this summer and it’s exciting for this group of players to be able to return to training.

“We’ve had great support from the first-class counties with the use of their venues, and we’re grateful to them for that, and hopefully this is one step closer towards England Women returning to the field this summer.”

Yorkshire CCC’s Winfield is joined in the England squad by her club team-mate fast bowler Katherine Brunt - a two-time England Women’s Cricketer of the Year.

Their training sessions will take place under the same medical guidance and bio-secure conditions that have been put in place for the men as part of stringent protocols.