England bid to topple Australia and inject ‘bang’ into Women’s Ashes opener

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Lauren Filer’s ability to “bang the ball in” has earned the pace bowler an unexpected place in Heather Knight’s side for Thursday’s Ashes Test. The England captain is seeking an aggressive attack that can take all Australia’s wickets to secure a first result in a women’s Test since 2015.

“Myself and Jon [Lewis, the coach] are on the same page about how we want the team to play,” Knight said. “When I started out playing Test cricket I felt I had to go super-defensive, it was all about survival. I want all the girls to have in their minds how they’re going to take the game forward with the ball or with the bat.

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Written by Raf Nicholson at Trent Bridge
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jun/21/heather-knight-lauren-filer-cricket-england-australia-womens-ashes-test-trent-bridge under the title “England bid to topple Australia and inject ‘bang’ into Women’s Ashes opener”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.