Women’s Cricket World Cup: England ‘thrive’ on pressure

Pace bowler Anya Shrubsole says England will thrive on the pressure of being defending champions of the Women’s Cricket World Cup.

England, winners in Australia in 2009, were beaten in the final of the World T20 by the Aussies in October.

Shrubsole, 21, told BBC Sport: “Being defending champions is a pressure we thrive on.

“We know there are teams trying to catch us and that’s why we do everything we can to stay ahead.”

Charlotte Edwards’s side begin their campaign in India against Sri Lanka on 2 February.

England reached the final of the World Twenty20 having lost only one of 25 T20 internationals before the four-run final defeat by the Southern Stars. Read more
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