Charlotte Edwards is hoping England can carry the momentum from their warm-up games when they kick off their ICC Women’s World Twenty20 campaign against Bangladesh in Bangalore.
England go into their opening Group B match on the back of three straight wins which included a double over two-time World T20 runners-up New Zealand and an emphatic seven-wicket victory over South Africa.
Having won the inaugural tournament on home soil in 2009, Edwards believes England can repeat their heroics based on their recent form.
“I think to get three games against three really tough opposition was fantastic,” she told ecb.co.uk.
“To get three wins was even more important for us and I think we’re more than ready to start tomorrow against Bangladesh in a great stadium and get our first win on the board.”
England arrived in Bangalore yesterday and Edwards, along with the rest of the camp, are excited to get their competition under way having toured South Africa in the winter.
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“Everyone is really good, I think we’ve had a really good preparation week in Chennai,” Edwards said.
“We arrived here in Bangalore yesterday, we’ve had our first practice here and we’re really excited to start the competition tomorrow.”
West Indies, Pakistan and India are the other teams in Group B and after the hosts clinched an impressive victory over the Tigers in their opening match yesterday, the England skipper is wary of the hurdles they must clear to win their second T20 title.
“They (India) looked really good yesterday against Bangladesh and they’ve obviously taken a lot of confidence from beating Australia in Australia,” Edwards added.
“We’ve got a tough group and they all know the conditions well we’ve got to play well in every single game if we’re going to go further in this competition.
“I think we all have to play good cricket and I think everyone is really looking forward to a tight competition.”