Jessica Jonassen: Win against Sri Lanka will act as morale booster
Australia women’s Jessica Jonassen in pleased at the way her side is playing and was upbeat about their chances in the ICC World T20 in Bangladesh.
Australia women had beaten Sri Lanka in their warm-up tie earlier and according to Jonassen the win would act as a morale booster for the entire squad before the business end of the tournament kick-starts.
The Meg Lanning-led team will be seeking their third straight World T20 in Bangladesh. Australia enter the tournament as the reigning title holders and are looking to be the first team, male or female, to win three straight trophies.
The tournament’s group stage will be held in Sylhet. As with previous tournaments, the semi-finals and the final will be played as double-headers with the men’s equivalent matches at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
The 10 competing nations have been divided into two groups with 20 matches in pool stages and the top two teams from each group qualifying for the semis.