After Jimmy Anderson sparked a friendly war of words between the men’s Ashes teams with his accusations that Michael Clarke had refused to share a drink with England after the first Test in Cardiff, the #women‘s skippers insisted the contest would be played in the right spirit.
Ahead of naming the England team on Monday night, the 35-year-old Kent captain said: “We are excited and can’t wait to get under way. We’ve prepared for months and we’re more than ready.”
Speaking before the incident, Edwards and her Australian counterpart Meg Lanning faced the world’s press to reflect on this summer’s battle, being shown live on Sky Sports Ashes.
A week after Australian Chris Rogers was struck on the head by a Jimmy Anderson, Bolton suffered concussion and received treatment after lying down for 10 minutes. SSNHQ reporter Dave Reed said she “looked groggy” but was able to walk away from the nets with assistance.
The multi-format series, which features three one-dayers, a Test and three Twenty20 matches, starts with an ODI at Taunton on Tuesday and Edwards will lead her English side as they look to retain the urn after winning 10-8 on points down under in 2014.