England women promise fight

October 13, 2016
West Indies' Stafanie Taylor takes a run as England's wicketkeeper Amy Jones chases the ball during the second one-day international between West Indies Women and England Women at the Trelawny Multiplex in Florence Hall, Jamaica on Monday.

England Women captain Heather Knight is promising a fight until the end in the remaining matches of their five-match one-day international series against West Indies Women.

The series, which is presently tied at 1-1 after the first two matches in Trelawny, will resume tomorrow with the playing of third match at Sabina Park.

It will then move to the fourth fixture on Sunday before the fifth encounter, which is scheduled for next Wednesday.

"The next three games are the most important ones, as they offer ICC championship points, and qualification for the World Cup," said Knight, shortly after her team first training session at the venue yesterday.

"We are therefore ready to fight down to the last game, and put in some good performances."

The English, who won the first match of the series by five runs, are currently third on 19 points on the ICC Women Championship table, which is used as a qualifier for next year's ICC Women's World Cup.

This is one point behind West Indies, who claimed the second game of series by 38 runs.

However, with each team having only one set of matches remaining in the championship after the series, the aim for either is to get as much points as they can, a fact that Knight is far too familiar with.

"Two points are offered for each game, and we will be looking to win every game we play," she said.

"We've got this series, and then we are off to Sri Lanka, so there is not too much room for error, and that is what our focus will be."

She continued: "If we win all three matches, we would qualify for the World Cup, and the same is for the West Indies as well."


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