Women’s WC: Sophie Ecclestone sounds positive about England’s chances in the final against Australia.© AFP
The tournament’s leading wicket -taker Sophie Ecclestone said that England were capable of beating Australia on their day, warning that his side were entering the ongoing World Cup final without playing the best cricket. The final will take place at Hagley Oval on Sunday. “Beating Australia in the final, I can’t voice it in words after the Ashes we experienced,” he told ESPNcricinfo. “I really believe in this group and today we can definitely beat Australia – we have a great chance.” England had a poor performance for the show, losing the Ashes to their traditional rivals before suffering defeat to Australia in their World Cup opening match.
“I know if we play the best cricket and our batsmen hit the way they can and the bowlers as they can, we have a great unit as a team, so we’re just going to focus on ourselves and do our best. yes, “he said.
After losing three games in a poor start to the tournament, England winning in five games must be won to earn the right to defend the title they won at home five years ago.
After conceding 77 times from his 10 overs in England’s 12 -run defeat to Australia in the group stage, the left -arm rotator has played a key role in the team’s remarkable recovery, grabbing 20 wickets at an outstanding average of 12.85, including the best of a career. 6/36 against South Africa in the semi -finals.
Recalling the horrific start, the 22 -year -old was quoted as saying by Sky Sports, “I think when we lost three out of three, there were a few tears in the dressing room after the game.
“I think everyone is very upset with how we went, but I think the turning point is to have some meetings to say that we’re not going to lose now, so put what we did in training into the game and go out without fear.
“We still haven’t played our best cricket, so to advance to the final without playing our best cricket is obviously very nice to see from this group.”
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