In Sunday’s World Cup final for women, the world’s top team will compete with its top-ranked bowler.
Australia will enter the title game against England as a heavy favorite with stunning Southern Stars statistics.
They have won 37 of their previous eight 38 one-day international games in all eight games of the tournament, including a 12-point lead over England over the weekend and beating Heter Knight by 12: 4 earlier this year. female ash multiformat series.
Mega Laning’s team is undoubtedly the best in the world – but at the moment they lack the best bowling player in the world, both according to the ICC rating and many spectators.
Australia v. England
April 3, 2022, at 1:00
Left-hand spinner Sofia Ecleston has long been at the top of the T20I cricket bowling charts and has now climbed to the top of the ODI charts, ahead of her Australian counterpart Jesse Jonasen after her sensational World Cup – her first game against Australia.
That day in Hamilton, Ecleston was penalized with 77 races out of 10 goalless innings, letting in 11 limits, including three in the final against Eliza Perry.
But Ecleston made the rally, winning 20 goals in Australia in seven games, with four assists to three goals and an outstanding six strokes in the South Africa semi-finals.
Ecleston likes to be the center of attention
The 22-year-old already has the most goals from England bowling in a single World Cup and needs four more goals in the final to break the overall record 23 set by Australian Lina Fulston in the 1982 final. This year’s tournament was also held in New Zealand.
Ebony Rainford-Brent thinks Ecleston could be one of the greatest bowling players of all time
Ecleston justified his thoughts as the best player in the game and left Alex Hartley to write in The Telegraphand teammate Denny White, who suggests she has the skills to succeed in men ‘s football.
The Chester-born star has six goals more than anyone else in this World Cup, has thrown more girls (12) than anyone else, and is the only bowler with a kickback rate below 3.50.
Ecstown’s cunning, rebound, height and rotation help her score a goal, and her control also makes her incredibly difficult to score. He had only 15 walks against Bangladesh.
English captain Hetere Knight also praised her character and stamina: “It’s crazy that she’s only twenty.
“She’s a complete player and she’s really on the big stage. Sometimes I want her to be 15 or 20 pairs, to be honest!
“She likes to be the center of attention for this player, she likes to play these difficult games. There was a game where it was very close and I said she would play next, and she made a small blow and said, ‘Come on in!’ how much she likes to be the one trying to win the game.
Watch England’s 137-point victory over South Africa in Thursday’s World Cup semi-finals.
“The first game against Australia was obviously her first game in the World Cup, and maybe she had some nerves. She was really disappointed with the way she played, but the maturity she showed to accept what was wrong and to be resilient, to return is remarkable. ”
From network bowling to the World Cup finalist
Ecston made his debut for England in 2016 at the age of 17, but in the 2017 World Cup, Naita’s team won India in the final, and her parents insisted she give him priority. – Levels.
Ecleston said: “I was in school and my mom and dad said I had to finish it so I could play cricket, which was the best decision for me at the time. I went down the day before the final as a net thrower and watched the crowd the next day.
“I have not won the main trophy since I started playing for England, and I would love to win it as soon as possible.
“I think if we win, there will be some tears. It would be a great time for me and my family. It would be a great day for everyone.
Ecleston talks about England’s chances of winning the Women’s World Cup final against Australia
Specialist and former England player Ebonie Rainford-Brent expects Ecleston to have many more great moments: “She is able to deal with pressure situations – not only to deal with them, but also to take over the game.
“She always had skills, stature and excellent performance, but I think her character, calmness and the skills she worked on show.
“She’s a real gain, and that’s what you want, players at the top of her game. There will be a lot of young girls trying to imitate her.
“She still has a decade left, so who knows what she could achieve? She could undoubtedly be one of the greatest spinners of all time. »
“I play sports I enjoy with some of my best friends”
Ecleston’s statistics, world rankings and external recognition are at his back. “I don’t look at it too much,” she added.
“My friends and family definitely do at home, and they’re all very proud of me, but I just love my cricket playing a sport that I enjoy with some of my best friends. I’m lucky to do it.
“After beating the Australians in the final, I can’t really put it into words according to the ashes we had. I have great faith in this group, and in our day we can definitely beat them – we have a great opportunity.
“We showed how good we can be, and the girls showed how good we are at the 2017 World Cup. Hopefully we will be able to play our best cricket to prove our team.”
Ecleston is definitely playing her best cricket, and if she repeats it on Sunday, she could get the elusive Major trophy she dreams of. She could be at the top of the world in several ways.
From Sunday at At 1:00, watch the women’s World Cup final between England and Australia on the free YouTube channels Sky Showcase, PICK and Sky Sports Cricket. The game is also featured in the Sky Sports Cricket World Cup and Sky Sports Main Event.
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