“We’re the underdogs, so there is no not more pressure on us,” says Nat Sciver-Brunt

The women’s ashes are scheduled to be played in England next month. The only test match to be played at Trent Bridge will be the first women’s test match to be played over five days. In the lead-up to the Ashes, star all-rounder Nat Sciver-Brunt spoke on the record-breaking ticket sales and impact of crowds.

Nat Sciver Brunt. PC: Getty Images
Nat Sciver Brunt. PC: Getty Images


Recently Interim Chief Executive Officer Clare Connor said: “I am particularly delighted that we have announced our England Men and England Women’s fixtures side by side for the first time, meaning that supporters can enter the ballot or register interest for any fixture on the same day. June and July will be very special months for cricket in this country with the buzz of two Ashes series taking place simultaneously.”

This has indeed led to record-breaking king ticket sales for the Women’s Ashes series. With just under a month to go before the multi-format series against holders Australia, more than 70,000 tickets have been sold across seven venues. All-rounder Nat Sciver-Brunt told BBC Sport,” The ticket sales is a big number, that comes with a lot more eyes on us. That could bring pressure, but only from the outside. We’re the underdogs, so there is no not more pressure on us. These are opportunities that have to be taken. It is the right time, right place and right moment.”

She further said, “It will feel different because there will be more people there, hopefully making more noise and supporting us. That’s where we want to be, we want to play in front of big crowds, use that noise, energy and pressure and turn it into a positive.”

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Nat Sciver has been in great shape lately. She has performed brilliantly in all the recent tournaments she has played. She had an amazing WPL where she played a crucial role for her team who lifted the inaugural title.

She ended the 2023 WT20 world cup with an average of 72 and a strike rate of 140. She is currently participating in CE 2023 where she scored 96 of just 50 balls and also picked a wicket. The star all-rounder will play an important role in England’s Ashes campaign.

Despite Australia’s dominance of the global game, England fast bowler Issy Wong has suggested it is a “great time” to play them, while all-rounder Emma Lamb says Meg Lanning’s side is “human” and “not perfect”.

This demonstrates how beaming and upbeat the England team is. Everyone on the team appears fired up and prepared for the challenge. Players on both teams are of the highest caliber and rank and among the finest in the world.

The matchup between these two teams on the pitch is always incredibly exciting and entertaining. The level of play will be very high. Three one-day matches, one test, and as many T20Is will be played between the sides. With astounding ticket sales, the series will be even more remarkable.

(Quotes sourced from BBC)

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