Commonwealth Video games: England have ‘finest probability’ to beat Australia, says stand-in captain Nat Sciver


Australia beat England to win the ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup last in April and are additionally reigning world T20 champions; England head into the Commonwealth Video games off the again of six consecutive white-ball wins over South Africa

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Nat Sciver feels England have ‘settled’ on how they need to play as an aggressive T20 aspect, after sealing a collection whitewash in opposition to South Africa

Nat Sciver feels England have ‘settled’ on how they need to play as an aggressive T20 aspect, after sealing a collection whitewash in opposition to South Africa

Nat Sciver believes England head into the Commonwealth Video games with their finest probability but of beating rivals Australia after finishing a dominant multi-format collection victory over South Africa.

England defeated South Africa by 38 runs in Derby on Monday to finish a Three-Zero T20I sweep and win the multi-format collection 14-2, having additionally swept the three-match one-day worldwide collection.

The newest victory made it six white-ball wins in a row over the Proteas, leaving England filled with confidence going into their Commonwealth Video games opener in opposition to Sri Lanka on Saturday.

Highlights from  the third T20 international between England and South Africa as the home side completed series sweep with a 38-run win

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Highlights from the third T20 worldwide between England and South Africa as the house aspect accomplished collection sweep with a 38-run win

Highlights from the third T20 worldwide between England and South Africa as the house aspect accomplished collection sweep with a 38-run win

Australia are agency favourites as reigning world champions in each the T20 and one-day codecs, having defeated England within the 50-over last in April, though stand-in captain Sciver believes England’s new attacking method will give them an incredible probability of medal success.

“I believe we now have settled on the best way we need to play – having that aggression with bat and ball, particularly within the powerplay,” Sciver instructed Sky Sports activities. “Hopefully that places us in an excellent place for the Commonwealth Video games. I believe that is our greatest probability [to beat Australia].

Nat Sciver scored 24 as England posted 176-6 from their 20 overs

Nat Sciver scored 24 as England posted 176-6 from their 20 overs

“Folks have actually taken their possibilities. I believe that is probably the most thrilling factor – everybody has contributed and had their moments. It is in all probability probably the most enjoyable I’ve had on the pitch in a very long time and when you find yourself having fun with cricket you might be in all probability enjoying properly as properly. It’s infectious.”

Sciver stood in for normal captain Heather Knight, who missed her second match with a hip grievance and has obtained an injection to attempt to be match for Saturday’s event opener.

Sophie Ecclestone finishes England's innings off in style by smashing a superb 26 runs in the final over against South Africa in the third T20

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Sophie Ecclestone finishes England’s innings off in fashion by smashing an excellent 26 runs within the last over in opposition to South Africa within the third T20

Sophie Ecclestone finishes England’s innings off in fashion by smashing an excellent 26 runs within the last over in opposition to South Africa within the third T20

England can have additional group matches in opposition to South Africa on August 2 and New Zealand on August four, earlier than the semi-finals happen on August 6 forward of the gold medal match the next day.

Sky Sports activities’ Charlotte Edwards stated: “I believe England have been completely excellent. It’s extremely thrilling to see a number of the expertise coming via but additionally the senior gamers stepping up. There appears a very good vibe and I’m excited to see what they do within the Commonwealth Video games.

South Africa captain Chloe Tryon says her side will take learnings from their series whitewash defeat against England as they prepare themselves for the Commonwealth Games

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South Africa captain Chloe Tryon says her aspect will take learnings from their collection whitewash defeat in opposition to England as they put together themselves for the Commonwealth Video games

South Africa captain Chloe Tryon says her aspect will take learnings from their collection whitewash defeat in opposition to England as they put together themselves for the Commonwealth Video games

“I do not suppose we invested rapidly sufficient after profitable the World Cup 5 years in the past however our home construction has now been in place for 2 and a half years and I see the distinction it has made day in, day trip.

“It reveals how a lot funding could make a distinction – the younger gamers coming via, the competitors for locations. I’m actually excited the place we are able to take English cricket.

“This collection has given us the carry all of us wanted after the World Cup. I believe the youthful gamers have introduced an power that has been lacking the previous couple of years and that has develop into infectious. They’re going into the Commonwealth Video games in the absolute best place.”





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