Saturday, 19 October 2013

Tri-Series T20 v West Indies

Random thoughts on the T20 v West Indies:
  • Although England will be disappointed with the loss, after making such a strong start to their reply, this was a match which went to form. The West Indies are a strong batting side, and they put-up enough runs to create constant scoreboard pressure - exemplified by the dismissal of Danni Wyatt, who played the shot of a woman who knew she had to hit every ball for runs-plural!
  • Loz Winfield had her best match in an England shirt, and helped get the innings off to a very solid start. Martin Davies was touting her for the opening role last summer and she did him proud here. Like Tammy Beaumont, Winfield is probably already on the plane to Australia, but fighting for a place in the XI; and that competition is hotting up a bit - maybe not for the test (when I'm sure Brindle will play) but for the shorter-form games.
  • Tash Farrant has now played four matches for England, has a batting Strike Rate of 100 and has NEVER been dismissed from the crease. Admittedly, she has only faced one ball, against Pakistan last summer; but... still... it's quite a record!
(PS: Sarah Taylor - when we said we wanted to see even more stumpings... that wasn't quite what we meant!)

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