Meanwhile, Jones had made it clear while standing in as captain for the home white-ball series against India, while Knight was recovering from hip surgery and Sciver was out of the game, that he would be Didn’t yearn for captaincy.
The ECB announced on Wednesday that Sciver was returning to the vice-captaincy and Sciver later tweeted: “I’m delighted to be in a better position to be vice-captain! Pitch in with everyone.”
He scored 1346 runs and took 22 wickets for England across all formats – including an unbeaten 148 from 121 balls in the ODI World Cup final. He also scored an unbeaten century against Australia in England’s first match of the tournament.
Sciver will resume the vice-captaincy ahead of three warm-up matches against New Zealand in South Africa as both sides fine-tune their T20 World Cup preparations, although she may not play in all of them due to them being unofficial T20Is. . England will also play official ICC warm-up matches against South Africa and New Zealand before the tournament begins on February 10.
The hosts will take on Sri Lanka in Cape Town in the opening match of the T20 World Cup, while England’s first match will be against the West Indies in an afternoon game in Paarl the next day, where Australia will play New Zealand in the evening.