England Women Win 11th Straight T20, Sweep New Zealand


Five wins and just one defeat, not a bad return for a side playing their competitive cricket for the first time in 5 months.


England women will be flying home with their confidence soaring, after seeing off New Zealand with another comprehensive T20 win. Having been asked to bat first, England posted a score of 128, a good but not great score.


Enter Katherine Brunt, the England talisman got rid of captain Sophie Devine and Haylen Jensen before the first over was in the books. When impressive spinner Sarah Glenn got the key wicket of the dangerous Amy Satterthwaite, it was only a matter of time for England, who would end up bowling New Zealand out for just 96 in 18 overs.


The victory at Sky Stadium in Wellington brought to an end a very impressive tour for England, with the only blemish being the defeat in the third ODI with the series already won. You have to imagine had England not rested Brunt for that game, they would be coming home with 6 wins from 6.


England women are now not due to play until October, with a 3-game series against Pakistan due to be played in Pakistan. However, the ECB are set to announce white-balls games against both New Zealand and South Africa this summer, as the England women prepare for the 50 over World Cup in New Zealand next year.


The quality of England's depth will be the key positive to take away from this successful tour. Sophia Dunkley and Fran Wilson came through in the 3rd T20 with key contributions, Freya Davies and Tash Farrant showed that the ball is in safe hands after Brunt and Shrubsole decide to call time on their careers.


In Mady Villiers, Sarah Glenn and Sophie Eccleston, England have a trip of spinners that are capable of taking the game away from any opponent.


Tammy Beaumont showed scintillating form with the bat at the top of the lineup, which was backed up by the middle order of Nat Sciver, Heather Knight and Amy Jones.


The only question mark hanging over the England team comes in the form of an opening batsman, much likes the mens team. Danni Wyatt is a class act, but her form has deserted her, scoring just 63 runs in 6 innings. I'm sure Wyatt's form will return, but Lauren Winfield-Hill may get an extended run this summer.

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