Heather Knight, the England captain has gone through a lot in the first 3 matches as England lost all of them and is on the verge of getting eliminated from the tournament. The England captain leading into this game has a tall task to take her team to the semi-final which is only possible if England can win the rest of the 4 matches against India, New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
Speaking to Sky Sports about the heartbreak in the first last match against South Africa, Knight said, “It’s pretty painful losing three games in a row and I guess at times we shot ourselves in the foot with our fielding.”
While reflecting about dropping Laura Wolvaardt’s catch which ended up in her scoring a magnificent 77, Knight felt that you can’t give chances to players like Wolvaardt as she will make you pay.
When asked about the approach going against India on Wednesday, the England captain said, “We are going to go for the win and win it well with big margins. We have to turn around as quickly as possible.”
Talking about the dressing room atmosphere, Knight mentioned that there are some sad faces and we have to get everybody up and ready for the fight. We know we have to win all 4 matches. We will back ourselves and we believe in ourselves.
England will take on team India on Wednesday at Mount Maunganui. Team India has won 2 and lost one in their 3 matches so far.
In the previous outing, the famous Finale of Women’s World Cup 2017, England went on to defeat team India by 9 Runs in a nail-biting thriller in front of a packed Lords Stadium. That loss did haunt India for several months and years. England, ironically, is in a do-or-die state where they cannot afford to lose tomorrow’s match. Can India avenge the Final loss or will England make a comeback in the tournament?
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