Head Coach Mark Robinson is realising a dream leading England into the Women’s ICC World Twenty20.
The trip to India is the Yorkshireman’s second tour in charge of England, who claimed two limited-overs series wins on the recent tour of South Africa.
Charlotte Edwards’ side play three warm-up matches, two against New Zealand and the other versus South Africa, before taking on Bangladesh, India, West Indies and Pakistan in the group stages.
“This is fulfilling a dream, I am going to a global event and leading an England team,” Robinson told ecb.co.uk.
“I am a very proud person and I am very, very proud to be leading these girls. They are outstanding ambassadors for the game, and for themselves.”
Experience could be vital for Robinson’s side in India, with just Natasha Farrant yet to play in a global event with three lions on her shirt.
“The team we have got is very experienced, even though they are so young. We will be going out there with complete pride,” Sarah Taylor added.
Farrant, who replaced the injured Katherine Brunt in South Africa before receiving a World T20 call-up, missed the 2014 event in Bangladesh with a back injury.
“The morning of the game and singing the national anthem is pretty special but when you get out there and bowl your first ball, hopefully if it is a good one, you feel quite relaxed and can ease into it,” the Kent left-arm seamer said.