In August 2014 Charlotte Edwards made the record for most centuries in Women’s ODIs
In August 2014 Charlotte Edwards made the record for most centuries in Women’s ODIs © Getty Images

England’s hard-hitting top-order batter Charlotte Edwards has said that she wishes to continue as England skipper, even after losing the Women’s Ashes 2015. In the second T20 England were given a paltry target of 107 by Australia. The English batters did not capitalise over the performance of their bowlers and crumbled like a pack of cards making just 87 runs falling short of 21 runs in their chase. It was necessary for England to win this match if they wanted to keep the series alive going into their third T20. With this loss Australia clinched the series and lead it 10-4. READ: Charlotte Edwards: Women’s Ashes 2015 most eagerly anticipated series of my career

In a conversation with BBC Edwards said, “I feel I have a lot to contribute to this team. This is not the time to walk away from English cricket. I don’t think one bad series defines me as a player or captain.” Speaking about the series the 35-year old batter said, “The best team have won the Ashes. We haven’t put them under enough pressure. We have batted poorly and allowed their bowlers to bowl at us. Credit has to go to Australia, they have played much better over the three formats.” ALSO READ: Charlotte Edwards among five cricketers nominated for ICC People’s Choice Award

Former England right-hand batter Ebony-Jewel Rainford-Brent also concurred that the best team won the series, “Australia have deserved it, well done to them. They have outplayed England throughout the tournament, out-skilled and out-captained them. Australia are a lot more aggressive in every single aspect of the game. They are building a future of aggressive players. They are investing in players who clear the ropes. Their top seven or eight look like they can hit every single ball out of the park.”