Tammy Beaumont will hope that the return of herself and Nat Shaver-Brent to the England ODI side that will face Sri Lanka will add experience and energy to the squad.
England were beaten 2-1 in the recent T20 series by Sri Lanka, who registered their first series win over the hosts with a seven-wicket win in the third match at Derby, with their slow bowlers once again coming to the fore.
Sciver-Brunt returns to England after missing the T20s while Beaumont and Emma Lamb also return for the ODIs starting on Saturday – live on Sky Sports Cricket from 10.30am (first ball at 11am).
“It was a difficult series for the girls, and maybe it wasn’t what they expected,” Beaumont said. Sky Sports News.
“Credit to Sri Lanka, they have come and played well so far. The young players in the team will definitely learn a lot and hopefully they will learn quickly and take that into tomorrow’s game.
“We have to play better. I think we’ve known for a while that our weakness is probably our spin game and we need to improve that quickly before we have World Cups in India and Bangladesh in the next two years – so we know that’s something we have to work on.” So we have to do it very quickly.
“They’re going to throw at least 40 turnovers at us tomorrow, so we know what’s coming and we have better plans and execute them better.”
She added: “We have brought Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver-Brent and I back into the team. We are desperate for them to bring a lot of energy to the group and hopefully some experience, with me and Nat in particular.”
“We want to get back to winning ways quickly and hope to have a successful series against Sri Lanka.”
Beaumont: It’s the best time to play women’s cricket
The ODI series comes in a summer that has seen record crowds and TV personalities for women’s cricket events, including the rollercoaster Ashes in which England clawed their way back from a 6-0 deficit to level the series 8-8 and deny Australia direct qualification. victory.
The third edition of The Hundred soon followed, before England faced Sri Lanka in the T20 series and now face them in a three-match ODI series.
“I think this is the best time to play women’s cricket. At 32 years old, I wish I was five years younger so I could experience what will happen in the next 10 years!” Beaumont said.
“It’s been great for the women’s game, the Ashes has sold out and even in this series we’ve sold out some of the smaller stadiums like Derby, Hove and Chelmsford.
“It’s great to see this movement towards quality starting to happen. There’s still a long way to go, and that’s absolutely true right now. It’s great to be a part of it, and now a little girl or boy the same age can be both.” “I see a career in the game – whether that’s professionally or in any other way, I think it’s great.”
England women’s national ODI team
Heather Knight (Captain), Tammy Beaumont, Maya Bushier, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Charlie Dean, Lauren Filer, Mahika Gore, Danielle Gibson, Sarah Glynn, Bess Heath, Amy Jones, Emma Lamb, Nat Seaver-Brunt.
England vs Sri Lanka – Women’s ODI Series
First international match: Saturday 9 September (Chester-le-Street) – 11am start
Audi II: Tuesday 12 September (Northampton) – Start at 12:30pm
Audi III: Thursday 14 September (Leicester) – Start at 12:30pm
All matches live on Sky Sports Cricket starting with the first ODI on Saturday from 10.30am, first ball at 11am.
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