LAUREN WINFIELD-HILL has dropped out of the England Women Test squad which will host South Africa next week.

Winfield-Hill opened for England in their last Test match in January, the draw with Australia at Canberra's Manuka Oval.

The Stamford Bridge batter was out for just four in the first innings but made 33 in the second as the tourists battled to a stalemate.

From five Tests, ranging from 2014 to 2022, Winfield-Hill averages 18.44, with a high score of 35.

The 31-year-old misses out on a place in the Test side which faces South Africa at Taunton's County Ground from Monday, June 27 to Thursday, June 30.

The new-look 13-player squad features five potential Test debutants, with Emily Arlott, Lauren Bell, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies and Emma Lamb all potentially in line for their first appearances at such a level.

While Winfield-Hill has not been named in the Test side, she is among the 15 players chosen for the England 'A' squad.

The 'A' side will take on South Africa in a three-day fixture at Arundel Castle Cricket Club in West Sussex tomorrow.

Winfield-Hill is one of the more experienced members of that squad, nine of which are yet to make their international bows.

Elsewhere, Winfield-Hill's Yorkshire and Northern Diamonds team-mate Katherine Brunt drops out, having announced her Test retirement over the weekend, while Diamonds' Nat Sciver is included as vice-captain.

England Women Test squad: Heather Knight (C), Emily Arlott, Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Kate Cross, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Jones, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver.