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BBC Sport – Heather Knight column: Women’s Ashes and West Country accents

There have been a few tweaks to the multi-format structure since the last series down under in 2014: the number of points awarded for winning the Test match has been reduced from six to four, and this summer the Test will be played in between the three ODIs and three T20 internationals.

 

With the added excitement of every ball being broadcast live on BBC Radio and Sky Sports, it’s going to be a massive summer for us. There’s such a buzz around women’s sport in the UK at the moment, and it’s our turn to step up and showcase what we can do.

 

Having won the Women’s Ashes back-to-back in 2013 and 2014, we will be going for three in a row – which, with the Australians being both the ICC Twenty20 and 50-over World Cup champions, would be quite an achievement. We’ve had some great battles with this particular Australian team over the past couple of years, and I expect this summer to be no different.

 

For me, there’s nothing better than an Ashes series on home soil, and with not long now until things get under way at the County Ground in Taunton, excitement levels are building.

 

England vice-captain Heather Knight will be writing another series of columns for BBC Sport during this summer’s Women’s Ashes series, which begins in Taunton on Tuesday 21 July with the first of three one-day internationals. You can listen to commentary on every ball of the series on the BBC.

 

 

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