Women’s Ashes: England backed by bumper Edgbaston crowd as must-win white-ball series starts|Cricket News

England will play in front of a bumper crowd of around 20,000 at Edgbaston on Saturday night as they start the must-win white-ball leg of the Women’s Ashes.

An 89-run defeat to Australia in the one-off Test at Trent Bridge leaves the hosts 4-0 down and requiring to win 5 of the 6 limited-overs video games to restore the Ashes for the very first time because 2014.

Head coach Jon Lewis advised his side to “go harder” at Australia after the Test loss and captain Heather Knight informed press reporters on Friday that England will be “aggressive”.

Knight stated: “We have a selection of really skilled cricketers to choose from. I believe T20 has actually most likely been our greatest format over the last number of years.

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The very best of the action from day 5 of the Women’s Ashes Check as Australia beat England by 89 go to take a 4-0 lead in the multi-format series

” We have actually made a genuine shift and the group phases at the T20 World Cup [in South Africa in February] were a genuine indication of how we wish to play our cricket.

” We wish to be aggressive, take the video game on. In T20 cricket you have no other method than to be aggressive. That is our approach versus any group we bet.

” It’s going to be incredibly unique[at Edgbaston] It’s a renowned ground and it is going to be starting most likely the most noticeable T20 series we have actually been associated with, the most noticeable Ashes series too.

” I will soak it in and after that get my video game head on. It is dazzling individuals wish to come and support us.”

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Nat Sciver-Brunt might not bowl in the very first T20 worldwide due to an aching knee

‘ We will not press Sciver-Brunt too far’

Knight validated that vice-captain and essential all-rounder Nat Sciver-Brunt (aching knee) will play in the T20 opener however might not bowl.

” She has had a little evaluation and is great to play. The concern is whether she can play a complete function as all-rounder,” Knight stated of Sciver-Brunt. “We hope she can contribute with the ball however it’s TBC at the minute.

” The most crucial thing is that Nat exists as a batter. We do not wish to press her too far and compromise the incredible function she has fun with the bat as one of the very best gamers on the planet.”

The T20 series is the very first because the retirement of Katherine Sciver-Brunt, with Knight including: “Katherine has actually left a big hole, not simply in her cricket however in her character too. There is a huge chance now for a more youthful gamer to reveal what they can do.”

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Uncapped all-rounder Danielle Gibson states England will require to be courageous and play amusing cricket to return in the Women’s Ashes

Uncapped Western Storm all-rounder Danielle Gibson might fill deep space, having actually scored 166 runs, consisting of 2 fifties, and taken 8 wickets in this season’s Charlotte Edwards Cup.

Rate bowler Issy Wong is likewise back in the England T20 team after just being called as a taking a trip reserve for the T20 World Cup previously this year.

Ladies’s Ashes schedule (all video games reside on Sky Sports)

  • Test match (Trent Bridge) Thursday June 22 – Monday June 26 – Australia won by 89 runs
  • Very first T20 worldwide (Edgbaston) – Saturday July 1 (6.35 pm start)
  • 2nd T20 worldwide (The Kia Oval) – Wednesday July 5 (6.35 pm start)
  • 3rd T20 worldwide (Lord’s) – Saturday July 8 (6.35 pm start)
  • Very first one-day internationa l (Distinct Arena, Bristol) – Wednesday, July 12 (1pm start)
  • 2nd one-day internationa l ( The Ageas Bowl) – Sunday July 16 (11am start)
  • 3rd one-day worldwide (Taunton) – Tuesday July 18 (1pm start)

See the very first T20 worldwide in between England and Australia reside on Sky Sports on Saturday night.

The video game begins at 6.35 pm with accumulation start at 6pm on Sky Sports Mix and after that advancing Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Centerpiece from 6.30 pm.

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