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Women’s Ashes fires up England captain Charlotte Edwards | Cricket News | Sky Sports

Edwards will lead her English side in the multi-format series, which features three one-dayers, a Test and three Twenty20 matches, and starts with an ODI at Taunton on July 21.

England are looking to retain the Ashes after winning 10-8 on points Down Under in 2014 and Edwards agreed the event was the “pinnacle” for any cricketer.

The 35-year-old Kent captain, who made her international debut in 1996, told HQ: “Any England and Australia battle you look forward to as a player.

“(Sledging) is part of the game but there’s huge respect between the two teams and I think that’ll be kept on the field. This is a battle I’m really looking forward to and this one even more so.”

On the back of the England women’s football team shining at the World Cup in Canada – they secured third spot on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Germany – Edwards admitted their efforts had proved to be a huge inspiration for the game and women’s in general.

 

 

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