England are in Pool B and begin their World Cup campaign against India at 2pm on Saturday 21 July before facing the USA on Wednesday 25 July and Ireland on Sunday 29 July.
The England squad contains eight Olympic Gold medalists from Great Britain’s victorious Rio 2016 campaign, two of whom also competed in the games at London 2012.
As well as harbouring a wealth of experience the squad also boasts a number of promising young players who have gained experience at recent major tournaments including the Commonwealth Games and World League Finals.
Looking ahead to the tournament Head coach Danny Kerry said: “I think we have world class players in key positions with a lot of pace to our attack and equally a good solidity to our defence with lots of options to get the ball out from the back.
Alex Danson (C)
Who to watch:
Hampshire-born Alex Danson made her senior international debut at just 16. Now, as a Captain at 33 with 301 caps, she will be looking to “start & end perfect” and bring home the title.
Absent from the Team.
Olympians Shona McCallin and Nicola White are not selected after a period on the
sidelines through injury.
Pool B –
Saturday, July 21 : England v India , 2pm
Wednesday, July 25: England v USA, 8pm
Sunday, July29 : England v Ireland, 7pm
July 30-31: Crossover playoffs
August 1-2: Quarter-finals
August 4: Semi-finals
August 5: Final, third-place playoff
If you can’t make it to the event, you will be pleased to know you can watch it from the comfort of your home. To watch Women’s Hockey World Cup online for free, here is what you need to do.
How to watch England’s women’s hockey world cup from abroad
If you’re outside of the UK and want to watch BT sport, you’ll need a VPN to access content specific to the UK.
How to watch England’s matches at the women’s hockey world cup
All of England’s games will be available on BT Sport throughout the tournament.