England will be defending their urn against Australia © Getty Images
England will be defending their urn against Australia © Getty Images


Jan 9, 2014


England women’s team skipper Charlotte Edwards is confident of winning the women’s Ashes starting from Friday with the only Test match at Perth followed by three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20s.


“We’ve fully prepared ourselves to win this Test match. We feel we have a bowling attack that can take 20 wickets, some world-class batters in our line-up, so all our preparation has been around winning the game. It’s a huge incentive, the six points for winning it as well, so hopefully come Monday the result will be in our favour. That’s the talk in Australia at the moment, the WACA’s going to produce a result.


“We’re not thinking too much about the six points, obviously if we can’t do that the draw’s the next best thing for us. We’re really confident we can come out with a positive result,” Edwards was quoted as saying  by skysports.


Australia had lost the Ashes when they toured last year to England. But Aussie skipper Jodie Fields is determined to turn things around at home.


“It was disappointing series for us in England but we are very keen to right that here. We’ve all gone back to our domestic teams and we are in form. I can’t wait to get out there. We want to go out and play an aggressive brand of cricket like the men have. We’re here to focus on what the Australian team is doing well and I can’t wait to see what they do,” she said.