The versatile Nat Sciver will return as England vice-captain for the upcoming Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa.
She missed a series against India in September and although she returned for the West Indies tour in December, she chose not to return to the job.
Sciver had led the team at the Commonwealth Games following an injury to skipper Heather Knight.
Wicketkeeper Amy Jones then captained the team for the white-ball series against India in September 2022 and remained understudy when Knight returned to the Caribbean, where England were unbeaten in eight games.
During his break in September, Sciver said: “Elite sport demands a lot and at the moment I am not able to perform without compromising my own well-being so I need to get away from the cricket to focus on myself.”
The Women’s T20 World Cup kicks off on Friday February 10 with matches to be played in Cape Town, Paarl and Gqeberha.