Unveiling Danielle Gibson's Cricketing Journey

England allrounder Danielle Gibson talks about her international call-up, her journey, domestic professional contracts and a lot more in this interview

Nitin Singh
New Update

England Danielle Gibson was part of the travelling reserves during the T20 World Cup 2023 in South Africa. She was then called up to the Women's Test of the multi-format Ashes series at home when England took on Australia at Trent Bridge. However, she was released ahead of the match as she didn't find a place in the playing eleven.

The 22-year-old now has earned her maiden call-up to the England main squad for the T20 leg of the series and she will be hoping to make a mark in the format that helped her notice in the first place.

The talented allrounder from Western Storm talked to Women's CricZone about her call-up, her experince of being with the team in South Africa and lot more.

Gibson, a pace-bowling allrounder, started her journey as a 13 year old in 2014 when she turned up for Gloucestershire in the England County Championship. She moved up the ranks over the years and has been part of Western Storm during the now defunct Women's Cricket Super League (WCSL) as they won two titles in the T20 competition. 

Although Gibson had a fair share of injuries during this time and missed a lot of matches, she gained valuable experience playing under the England skipper Heather Knight. She also then went on to play for London Spirit in The Hundred where Knight captained her during the inaugural season. 

Her performance with the London based side helped her get noticed and has been around the England squad having played for England A and Academy sides. She has been part of the Academy and Developement sides as her game evolved.

Gibson has a professional domestic contract with Western Storm and has played for the region in both the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy as well as The Charlotte Edwards Cup. She has opened the batting and bowling for the side this season. She also went on to captain the side in the absence of regular skipper Sophie Luff.

Watch part one of the Danielle Gibson interview here.