Cricket captain

Auckland, Feb 16 : England women's cricket captain Heather Knight has stated that her team changed into trying to "refocus after an Ashes series that failed to go our way", and introduced that she changed into searching ahead to the ICC Women's World Cup, scheduled to begin here from March 4.In her column for the ICC on Wednesday, Knight stated that the girls have been searching ahead to finishing their obligatory quarantine and starts off evolved their schooling in right earnest for the showpiece event, to be held at six venues throughout New Zealand.

ODI leg of the collection

As a group, we want to reset and refocus after Ashes series. That did not pass our manner. I become absolutely excited with how we started out the collection. We went toe to toe with Australia and heading into the ODI leg of the collection, the rating line should without difficulty had been exceptional to the 6-four deficit we found ourselves going through. As it was, there just wasn't enough intellectual power to go returned to the well and fight back within the ODI series," admitted the 31-year-antique Knight. Hosts Australia emerged 12-four winners in the currently-concluded multi-format Ashes collection and Knight stated the intention now was to do properly in the imminent cricketing carnival notwithstanding a much-from-everyday state of affairs.

Isolation rules

"It's pretty surreal to sense so near to a World Cup and yet to date away! Throwing rolled up socks into your mattress to hold ticking over wasn't how I imagined our construct-up for this match returned in 2017 however an awful lot has occurred inside the world seeing that then. As I write this, we are on day five of our quarantine and we are now not some distance far away from being let loose, thanks to the New Zealand Government's exchange of isolation rules! "We are glaringly searching ahead to being allowed lower back out to educate. Some folks cope better than others in quarantine but we've got been trying to hold busy. We've been as much as our eyebrows in crosswords, Sophie Ecclestone has been going for walks HIIT training on Zoom, Freya Davies organized a splendid quiz (which includes 'Guess the infant image', which become amazing) and I've taken some thought from watching a documentary on the primary all-girl crew to take part within the Whitbread Round the World Race," stated Knight.

Women's World Cup

She conceded that the multi-layout Ashes collection against Australia had taken a toll at the team however brought that notwithstanding the losses there has been a lot to analyze and put in force inside the Women's World Cup.

"A multi layout Ashes series is extremely worrying. And whilst you throw in COVID it becomes more difficult once more. That's no excuse -- we didn't should win the series -- however I think it is going some way to explaining our performances throughout the ultimate two ODIs which I do not assume were befitting of the crew that we're. I want us to use that in the World Cup -- there are lots we need to take out of the Ashes to come lower back harder and more united so that it will attempt to preserve our trophy.


"World Cups are without doubt unique activities. There's not anything that quite compares, and also you always sense privileged to be a part of it. We've got some faces they’ve been there and carried out it earlier than, however we've got additionally got a number of players who're taking component in a World Cup for the primary time. I suppose we noticed that blend of youth and revel in at its pleasant when we had been at our satisfactory inside the Ashes, and I'm eager to peer us pop out and play with some pleasure while we do get out of our bedrooms," she brought.