We want to win the T20 World Cup trophy once again: England captain Heather Knight

Source From: ENT 2023-02-03 07:46:37

Ahead of the Women's T20 World Cup starting in South Africa, England captain Heather Knight expressed that there is eagerness for success in her side as they want to win the trophy once again and believes that team is capable of beating anyone on their day in the competition.

England's campaign in the Women's T20 World Cup begins against 2016 champions West Indies on February 11 in Paarl as part of Group B that includes matches against India, Pakistan and Ireland.

"It's amazing to be here in South Africa ready to test ourselves in another global tournament. We have come close on a few occasions since 2017 and it would be really special to go one step further this time around. We haven't lifted the trophy since 2009 and we'd quite like to put that right. We felt in a great place in 2020 before the rain intervened at Sydney but in many ways that feels like a lifetime ago, with COVID-19 entering the mix soon after."

"We know on our day that we can be a match for anyone, our job now is to ensure we have our day as regularly as possible -- to keep being aggressive, taking the game forward and backing our strengths," wrote Heather in her column for the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday.

The right-handed batter also praised England's depth in the format and believed that the experience gained by younger players in the team last summer was a good sign for the team's future.