World Cup winner Anya Shrubsole is to play for the Berkshire Women's cricket team this season.

She will link up with England skipper Heather Knight, who has been with the county since 2010.

They both helped England win the 2017 World Cup.

Shrubsole was voted player of the game in the final at Lord's with a match-winning 6-46, the best ever bowling figures in a Women's Cricket World Cup final.

She was named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year and her contribution to England's success was recognised by the award of an MBE in the Queen's 2018 New Year Honours list.

The 27-year-old Shrubsole, previously with Somerset, is a medium pace bowler and a useful batter.

In addition to her, Middlesex duo Kate Coppack and Ellen Watson have joined Berkshire on loan.

Both counties are now closely linked with Danni Warren, head of women's cricket at Middlesex, also being the lead coach for Berkshire.

Danni has a wealth of experience and her positive and proactive approach will benefit the Berkshire team enormously.

All the Berkshire home games will be played at North Maidenhead CC's ground in Summerleaze Road.

Their opening fixtures are against Essex on Sunday, May 5 and Worcestershire the following day, May Bank Holiday Monday.

The full Berkshire squad is Millie Allerton, Collette Bell, Lauren Bell, Kate Coppack, Emily Cunningham, Phoebe Graham, Sherisa Gumbs, Rachel Hardy, Romilly Hayward, Freya Johnson, Heather Knight, Lissy MacLeod, Ashleigh Muttitt, Amanda Potgeiter, Mia Rogers, Anya Shrubsole, Ellen Watson.