Commonwealth Games: England have ‘best chance’ to beat Australia, says stand-in captain Nat Sciver | News about Commonwealth Games

Australia beat England to win the final of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in April and are also reigning T20 World Champions; England enter Commonwealth Games after six consecutive wins over South Africa

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Nat Sciver thinks England have 'settled' on how they want to play as an aggressive T20 side, after sealing a series of whitewash against South Africa

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Nat Sciver thinks England have ‘settled’ on how they want to play as an aggressive T20 side, after sealing a series of whitewash against South Africa

Nat Sciver thinks England have ‘settled’ on how they want to play as an aggressive T20 side, after sealing a series of whitewash against South Africa

Nat Sciver believes England will enter the Commonwealth Games with their best ever chance of beating rivals Australia after taking a dominant multi-format win over South Africa.

England beat South Africa by 38 runs in Derby on Monday to complete a 3-0 T20I sweep and win the multi-format series 14-2, after also winning the three-game one-day international series.

The latest win saw England win six in a row with white balls over the Proteas, putting England confidently into the opening game of the Commonwealth Games against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

Highlights of the third T20 international between England and South Africa as the home side completed the series sweep with a 38 point win

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Highlights of the third T20 international between England and South Africa as the home side completed the series sweep with a 38 point win

Highlights of the third T20 international between England and South Africa as the home side completed the series sweep with a 38 point win

Australia are favorites as reigning world champions in both the T20 and one-day formats, after beating England in the 50-over final in April, although stand-in captain Sciver believes England’s new attacking approach will give them a great chance at medal success will give .

“I think we’ve made a decision about the way we want to play — with that bat-and-ball aggression, especially in power play,” Sciver said. air sports. “Hopefully that puts us in a good position for the Commonwealth Games. I think this is our best chance.” [to beat Australia].

Nat Sciver scored 24 while England scored 176-6 from their 20 overs

Nat Sciver scored 24 while England scored 176-6 from their 20 overs

“People really took their chances. I think that’s the most exciting thing – everyone contributed and had their moments. It’s probably the most fun I’ve had on the pitch in a long time and if you like cricket, play you’re probably fine too. It’s contagious.”

Sciver replaced regular captain Heather Knight, who missed her second game with a hip injury and has been shot to try to be fit for Saturday’s tournament opener.

Sophie Ecclestone closes the England innings in style by scoring a stunning 26 runs in the third T20 in the third T20 in the final against South Africa

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Sophie Ecclestone closes the England innings in style by scoring a stunning 26 runs in the third T20 in the third T20 in the final against South Africa

Sophie Ecclestone closes the England innings in style by scoring a stunning 26 runs in the third T20 in the third T20 in the final against South Africa

England still have group matches against South Africa on August 2 and New Zealand on August 4, before the semi-finals take place on August 6 ahead of the gold medal match the following day.

Sky Sports’ Charlotte Edwards said: “I think England have been absolutely outstanding. It’s incredibly exciting to see what of the talent come through, but also the senior players come on. There looks a really good atmosphere and I’m excited to see see what they’re up to at the Commonwealth Games.

South African captain Chloe Tryon says her side will learn lessons from their defeat to England as they prepare for the Commonwealth Games

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South African captain Chloe Tryon says her side will learn lessons from their defeat to England as they prepare for the Commonwealth Games

South African captain Chloe Tryon says her side will learn lessons from their defeat to England as they prepare for the Commonwealth Games

“I don’t think we invested soon enough after winning the World Cup five years ago, but our domestic structure has been in place for two and a half years now and I can see the difference it has made day in, day out.

“It shows how much investment can make a difference – the young players coming through, the competition for places. I’m very excited where we can bring English cricket.

“This series has given us the lift we all needed after the World Cup. I think the younger players have brought in an energy that has been lacking in recent years and that has become infectious. They are going to the Commonwealth Games in the best possible way. ” Place.”

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