Greenway warns against complacency

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Lydia Greenway says England cannot afford to underestimate any team at the Women’s ICC World Twenty20 in India.

Australia have claimed the last three World T20 titles, after England won the inaugural event on home soil in 2009, but recent results have shown how much sides have improved.

Charlotte Edwards’ side geared up for the tournament by recently claiming two series victories over a South Africa outfit on the up.

The Proteas, having run England close, have since claimed a first T20 series win over West Indies while New Zealand and India both recently defeated world champions Australia.

Edwards yesterday labelled this tournament as “wide open” and Greenway certainly agrees with her skipper’s view.

“We were playing against a much-improved South African team and I think that will be the case with all the teams out here,” Greenway told ecb.co.uk.

“It is really important that we keep our heads down, work really hard and take each game as it comes.

“I think it is easy to say you should win these games and those games but I think these days, with all the teams improving, everyone is on a level playing field and that has showed over the last couple of years with some of the results that have gone on. 

“It is obviously going to be a really exciting World Cup.”

England took to the field today to begin preparations for their first official warm-up match on Saturday, against New Zealand in Chennai.

“We just arrived yesterday so it is nice to get outside, run around on the grass and get used to the sky and things with fielding,” Greenway added.

“It is good to get going. Our first session (in the nets) was to get our feet moving, a bit of reactive stuff so we are moving well into the ball.”  


Source: ECB

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