Match Preview: England Women looking to break more records v Pakistan at Bristol

1 July 2016

England Women’s in-form batsman Tammy Beaumont says her side aim to break records and smash boundaries when they take on Pakistan in the first match of their NatWest IT20 series at the Brightside Ground this Sunday.

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The new-look side did plenty of both in the recent 3-0 One Day International (ODI) series whitewash, scoring more than 900 runs in the three matches, including making their highest score – 378-5 and hitting the most sixes in a match (11) (both in the second game at Worcester).

Beaumont led the way with scores of 70, 104, and 168 not out – the latter England’s second highest individual score of all time. Her total of 342 runs at an average of 171, was also the highest ever run tally by any player in a three-match ODI series.

To watch Tammy and England Women in action in the third ODI v Pakistan click below:

And the Kent batsman says the squad are targeting a repeat performance in the shorter form of the game.

She said: “It went really well in the ODIs not just for me but as a team as well. We put in some great performances and hopefully we will take that into the T20 format.

“We want to become one of the best teams in the world ever, break all the records and smash as many boundaries as we can. We broke quite a lot in the ODI series and we will have a look at the T20 records and see which ones we can target there.”

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The series win over Pakistan was the first for an England team captained by Heather Knight and featuring a number of younger players following the retirement of stalwarts Charlotte Edwards and Lydia Greenway and the enforced absence of Sarah Taylor

And Tammy says she is one of a number of players to benefit from head coach Mark Robinson’s attempt to refresh the side.

She said: “It’s been a great opportunity for the likes of myself, Lauren Winfield and Georgia Elwiss to get a go in the top three now. We’ve all got a score in the ODIs and hopefully we can take that into the T20s.

“We’ve shown our strength with our batting – our bowling has always been fantastic with Kathryn Brunt and Anya Shrubsole on the front line so hopefully we can put on a good show for the Bristol crowd.”

England’s policy of blooding young player could continue at Bristol with 17-year-old Sophie Ecclestone included in the squad for Sunday in place of Kate Cross.  This follows on from Alex Hartley making her One-Day International (ODI) debut against the tourists in Taunton earlier this week.

The 15-strong squad also sees the return of Kent left-arm seamer, Natasha Farrant.  Farrant replaces vice-captain Anya Shrubsole, who has been ruled out of selection due to a side injury.

Despite Shrubsole missing out, local interest comes in the form of her team mates Heather Knight and Fran Wilson who  - along with Shrubsole – will be appearing together  in new Westcountry-based Kia Super League team the Western Storm later this summer.

England women’s NatWest IT20 squad against Pakistan:

  Name IT20 Caps KSL Team County Team Twitter Handle
1 Heather Knight (capt) 33 Western Storm Berkshire @Heatherknight55
2 Tammy Beaumont 41 Surrey Stars Kent @Tammy_Beaumont
3 Katherine Brunt 55 Yorkshire Diamonds Yorkshire @KBrunt26
4 Sophie Ecclestone 0 Lancashire Thunder Lancashire @sophecc223
5 Tash Farrant 8 Southern Vipers Kent @tashfarrant
6 Georgia Elwiss 12 Loughborough Lightning Sussex @Gelwiss
7 Jenny Gunn 92 Yorkshire Diamonds Warwickshire @gunnjenny
8 Alexandra Hartley 0 Surrey Stars Middlesex @AlexHartley93
9 Danielle Hazell 67 Yorkshire Diamonds Yorkshire @dani1788
10 Amy Jones (wkt) 12 Loughborough Lightning Warwickshire @amyjones313
11 Laura Marsh 60 Surrey Stars Kent @lauramarsh7
12 Natalie Sciver 34 Surrey Stars Surrey @natsciver
13 Fran Wilson 5 Western Storm Middlesex @fwilson07
14 Lauren Winfield 15 Yorkshire Diamonds Yorkshire @lozwinfield
15 Danielle Wyatt 67 Lancashire Thunder Sussex @Danni_Wyatt
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