Georgia Amanda ElwissAll-rounder
Date of Birth31-05-1991
Place of BirthWolverhampton, UK
Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium-fast
Elwiss has an impressive test average of 43.66. Both her test matches against Australia have seen her be in a position where she has had to fight hard for runs and that she has proven. Her innings of 46 in her first test at Canterbury was in complete contrast to her teammates. Elwiss is a player who has always been on the fringes of the England side, and if not for the form and longevity of Jenny Gunn would have played more games for England. An all-rounder who is economical with the ball, Elwiss was also part of the England squad that won the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup.
Elwiss moved from Staffordshire to Sussex for the 2011 season and made her England debut later that year. She has captained her adoptive county during the 2016 season. She is also the captain of Loughborough Lightning who made the finals day of the first Kia Super League and a late surge in the 2017 season saw them miss out on a second finals day. Elwiss also represented Melbourne Stars during WBBL03.
Georgia Elwiss made her debut for England as a tearaway fast bowler in 2011. However, multiple stress fractures in her back meant the right-armer not only lost a significant amount of pace, but also focused more on her batting. When she returned to the side in 2015, it was as a batting allrounder.
Almost immediately, Elwiss made an impact with the bat, registering her maiden fifties in all three formats for England. Just when it seemed she had somewhat cemented her place in the line-up, injury struck again, ruling her out for another few months.
Elwiss has spent much of her career in direct competition with the likes of Jenny Gunn and Natalie Sciver – providing England the option of a seam-bowling allrounder – which has often meant she has had to spend a lot of time warming the bench. When given a chance though – especially on slow, sub-continent surfaces – the right-armer has proven to be a handful; her cutters, and subtle changes of angle and pace foxing many batters along the way.
After a while out of the squad, Georgia Elwiss was recalled to England’s T20I squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia as a fifth seam-bowling option. Her experience playing for Melbourne Stars in Australia worked for her on that occasion.
- February 16, 2020
The new-look England squad travel Down Under for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup as runners-up and one of the contenders for the title. The squad is well-balanced with experience and youth amongst it.
- January 30, 2020
India's batting after its failure in the warm-up clash, England's bowling combination and the weather owing to bush-fires will be in focus ahead of India-England clash on Friday (Jan 31).
- January 19, 2020
Natalie Sciver, England's allrounder said that playing in the WCSL after the Ashes loss meant they didn't have time to dwell on it for long.
- January 17, 2020
In a surprise move, seam-bowling allrounder Georgia Elwiss has been included in England’s squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020. She replaces left-arm spinner Kirstie Gordon who played a crucial role in the team’s campaign in the West Indies in 2018, from the squad that toured Malaysia late last year. The allrounder returns