Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: England unveil new jersey ahead of the tournament
England will get their campaign underway on February 23 against South Africa.
Published - Feb 14, 2020 12:24 pm | Updated - Feb 14, 2020 12:24 pm
The Women’s T20 World Cup is all set to get underway in Australia on February 21. The warm-up matches will start from Saturday as the players will look to get hold of the conditions before the main tournament. England Women who played the tri-series involving Australia and India recently will play their first warm-up against New Zealand and will feature in the game with the new jersey as well.
The ECB unveiled the new kit ahead of the World Cup on Friday evening and it has got the shades of 2007 jersey. England Men’s team featured in a similar jersey in the inaugural 2007 T20 World Cup which India won. The only thing missing in the new kit is the dark blue patch on the shoulders and the sleeves. Also, this time the ECB has opted for a round collar for the Red jersey.
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England to play their first match on February 23
England Women are in Group B in the 10-team T20 World Cup and will fight it out against South Africa, Thailand, Pakistan and West Indies. The Heather Knight-led side will get its campaign underway against South Africa on February 23 at the WACA in Perth. Their next three matches are scheduled on February 26 (against Thailand), February 28 (against Pakistan) and March 1 (against West Indies).
Though they were knocked out in the league stage in the recently concluded tri-series, England looked the complete team with most of their batters in form. Heather Knight led from the front for them scoring runs at a quick pace while Natalie Sciver also played her part both with the bat and ball. The likes of Anya Shrubsole and Katherine Brunt also looked in great touch as they will be eyeing to win the World Cup.
England Women had made it to the final of the 2018 edition of the T20 World Cup only to lose to Australia in the final. They had defeated India led by Harmanpreet Kaur in the semi-final and were hoping to win their second title in two years. But Australia spoiled their party by winning their fourth title in the format. England, this time around, will be keen to make amends and go one step further.