The bowler attributed her sturdy performances within the West Indies to having a transparent function within the group and the help of senior teammates, together with Katherine Brunt and Kate Cross
England have the liberty to play “inspiring and entertaining” cricket beneath new head coach, Jon Lewis, says bowler Lauren Bell.
Lewis changed Lisa Keightley as head coach in November and promised to “take the hand brake off” and introduce a model of cricket which is able to “push” Australia “off the highest”.
In his first sequence in cost, England accomplished a convincing 3-0 win within the ODI leg of their tour towards West Indies, together with twice bowling their hosts out for beneath 120, earlier than starting the five-match T20I sequence with an eight-wicket win in North Sound.
“I am actually having fun with the tour up to now,” Bell stated. “It has been nice to have new coaches in and across the squad and Jon has are available and [driven] us to be inspiring and entertaining for anybody who’s watching girls’s cricket. I believe it is a actually good approach to view the sport and it is transferring in the appropriate path.”
Bell in motion within the first T20I [CWI Media]
Bell was one in all plenty of younger gamers launched onto the worldwide stage by Keightley, making her England debut in a Check match towards South Africa in Taunton in June 2022. She has since been capped in all codecs and has appeared fully at dwelling in her first tour of the Caribbean, even opening the bowling alongside Katherine Brunt and Kate Cross.
The best-arm tempo bowler picked up 1 for 36 within the second 50-over conflict earlier than returning career-best ODI figures of 4 for 33, together with the large wicket of Hayley Matthews, within the third as West Indies had been all out for 118. Bell added an additional three wickets within the opening T20I, ending with 3 for 26, and believes her sturdy performances are the results of having a clearly outlined function and help from skilled teammates.
“The West Indies has been a very good tour up to now,” she stated, reflecting on her performances. “The boldness I’ve from the coaches, the backing from the coaches and from Heather [Knight] has put me in a extremely good place.
“I do know my function within the group and I do know the place I stand, so I assume being valued and being a part of the group is a giant function in [my performances].
Bell is eager to be taught from the likes of Katherine Brunt [CWI Media]
“[The first T20I] was the primary time I might performed with Katherine [Brunt] in my profession in order that was fairly particular – not many individuals can say they’ve carried out that. Having her round and Crossy within the ODIs, I believe I can be taught a lot they usually’re actually open and serving to me with something. It was a extremely good expertise.”
Seeking to the long run, the 21-year-old has her sights firmly set on securing a spot in England’s squad for the 2023 T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to start in South Africa on February 10.
“It is my objective to get in that World Cup squad and that is a giant focus for us,” she stated. “The subsequent 4 T20s is an efficient likelihood to place a stamp to the remainder of the world about the place we’re with our cricket and the way good a T20 squad we could be.
“It should even be a very good likelihood to play a number of the women who’ve perhaps not performed a lot T20 cricket and see what our completely different choices are.”
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