Sydney: Dec 20, 2013
The newly-appointed captain of the Australian women’s cricket team has said that her side would be aiming to mirror the aggressive style of their male counterparts in the women’s Ashes series, which begins in Perth on January 10.
The format of the Ashes will be similar to the recent series in England; there will be a Test match in Perth, three one-dayers and three Twenty20 games scattered across three states.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Meg Lanning, who topped the run-scoring tally for the Southern Stars in their earlier Ashes tour in August with 463 runs, said that although her team is not feeling the pressure of emulating the feats of the men’s team, consistency would be the key if they were to regain the Ashes and the mantle of No. 1 in the world.
Lanning further said that they have implemented a few things to stop the momentum of the England team in the upcoming series, adding that they are looking to emulate the aggressive style put on by their male counterparts in the ongoing Ashes, despite having a poor tour of England.
The Southern Stars go into camp on January 4 after playing in the final two rounds of the women’s national league, with the report adding that it was Lanning’s stellar performances in that competition which earned her the Player of the Season award and subsequently the vice-captaincy.
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