Women’s T20 World Cup the closest ever, says England’s Georgia Elwiss
Georgia Elwiss has branded the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup that the”closest ever” since England get set to take on Pakistan in another must-win Team B on conflict on Friday.
England slipped up before getting back on track dropping into South Africa by six wickets – captain Heather Knight firing a hundred.
England, under normal circumstances, would expect another regular win in their second game; Pakistan have beaten England only once in 13 attempts in T20 internationals (after in 24 games, when such as ODIs), however acquired their World Cup campaign off to a stunning start with a shock eight-wicket triumph over 2016 winners West Indies.
Circle B wide open has been thrown by the end result, with all England tied on Friday on two things using also their opponents, South Africa and West Indies – .
“It shows how near the tournament is,” Elwiss told Sky Sports. “With no doubt [it’s the closest ]. You’ve noticed that with some.
“Both groups are really tough to predict and teams on their day can do it – likely one person who can take the game away from you.
“It is really great to see areas which have fought before, come into the fore and get success for the job they’ve put in over the past couple of years.”
Pakistan haven’t qualified winning five games – three against lower-ranked resistance – and dropping 16 in previous tournaments.
Pakistan showing was at the 2016 World T20, where they upset their great rivals India and conquer Bangladesh, but they fell short of a berth after being well-beaten by England in their final game.
Despite enjoying success against these Elwiss said together with the side believing they are finding form, England will not take their opponents lightly.
“We’re confident in what we’re doing, we are building nicely and its currently only about putting it together at the ideal time,” additional Elwiss.
“We took quite a whole lot from that first match, the heart we showed, and you constantly likely take more from a loss than a win.
“Afterward, [against Thailand] for Heather to bat how she did and for the bowlers to place in that complete performance, it was quite pleasing.
“It does take a little bit of pressure off us, getting that first win over the board, and we are just looking forward now to playing against a great Pakistan group, who had succeeding in their very first match.
“They are a wonderful side. The girls had a series against them in Malaysia, although they have some really dangerous gamers.
“We will take a great deal of confidence in the way we played there, but they are never to be underestimated.
“We’ve got to take every game at one time, as you will never know what can occur in T20 cricket. We will need to do what we do best to ensure we get the perfect result.”
Live coverage of this 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup continues on Sky Sports, together with England Women next in action against Pakistan Women on Friday at 7.30am.