Heather Knight and Tash Farrant complete England contingent at Fairbreak Invitational

Knight will lead The Barmy Army team while Farrant, top wicket-taker in last season's women's Hundred, has been signed up for South Coast Sapphires


England captain Heather Knight and seamer Tash Farrant lead the final names confirmed for the FairBreak Invitational T20 tournament in Dubai.

Knight will lead The Barmy Army, a team sponsored by the England supporters group.

She is joined in the squad by South Africa's Laura Wolvaardt, Deandra Dottin of West Indies and Pakistan bowling allrounder Fatima Sana, while Lydia Greenway is head coach.

Farrant, the left-arm seamer who helped Oval Invincibles win last summer's inaugural women's Hundred with a tournament-leading 18 wickets, will represent South Coast Sapphires.

Shabnim Ismail, Sana Mir and Ireland's Kim Garth are also part of the Sapphires set-up.


Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews lead the global star names (Marty Melville/Getty Images)

The duo complete a five-strong English contingent across the competition, with Sophie Ecclestone and Sophia Dunkley (both Spirit) and Danny Wyatt (Falcons) announced earlier this week.

In February, The Cricketer reported that five ECB-contracted players had been invited by the organisers to play.

The six-team, 19-match event is due to be held between May 1-15 in conjunction with Cricket Hong Kong, and it is the first privately-run major short-form women’s tournament.

All six squads have now been fully unveiled. Other star players announced include Stafanie Taylor, Sophie Devine (both Tornados), Hayley Matthews, Mignon du Preez (both Warriors) and Nicola Carey (Spirit).

The Dubai International Stadium will host all tournament matches, including the third-place playoff and final on May 15.

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