Edwards eyes double delight

Charlotte Edwards wants two England wins on Wednesday when the women’s and men’s teams play their ICC World Twenty20 semi-finals in a double-header.

First at the Feroz Shah Kolta in Delhi Edwards’ side take on holders Australia in a repeat of the World T20 final two years ago.

Later at the same venue Eoin Morgan‘s men face New Zealand, who won all four of their group games.

Both matches on Wednesday will be televised, with huge global audiences expected.

Edwards, asked if it is a big day for English cricket, said: “It certainly is. I’m really pleased for the guys who played brilliantly last night (versus holders Sri Lanka).

“To have two England semi-finals at Delhi on Wednesday is going to be fantastic. Hopefully we can get two wins.”

Against Pakistan on Sunday Edwards became the first female or male to reach 2,500 Twenty20 international runs.

Her 77 not out was only three less than Pakistan collectively managed as England cruised to a 68-run win.

England women hope to be celebrating, along with their male counterparts, at the Feroz Shah Kolta on Wednesday

“I’m really pleased but now it’s important we back this up on Wednesday against Australia, which is going to be a huge game for everyone,” Edwards added.

Although Edwards was player of the match, spinner Laura Marsh shone with bowling figures of 3-12 from four overs.

That was particularly pleasing for Edwards given Marsh joined the squad this week after Danielle Hazell was ruled out by injury.

“It’s really fantastic to see when players get their opportunity and they take it with both hands, and she certainly did that. I’m really pleased for Laura,” Edwards said.

Source: ECB

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