Australia the team to beat at Women's World Cup

"As well as all 31 games being broadcast live for the first time, highlights clips will be uploaded to the ICC Women's World Cup website and app within minutes of them happening, meaning fans around the world don't miss out on anything".

New Zealand and Sri Lanka meet in Bristol on the same day, with Australia, Pakistan, South Africa and the West Indies all waiting in the wings. "Hopefully we can contain them and just go out there and do what we do best".

"There is bound to be pressure".

Alongside Australia and England, New Zealand will be embarking on its 11th World Cup in 2017, keen to lift its first 50-over trophy away from home, as Suzie Bates and Amy Satterthwaite look to reach 100 caps. There are bound to be nerves.

'We'll be expected to make the semi-finals and potentially the final but we have to deal with that pressure.

"So we're looking forward to the first game and trying to get a good result out of it", she concluded.


Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Thursday advised the country's women's cricket team taking part in the ICC Women's World Cup in England, to emulate their male counterparts - the newly-crowned Champions Trophy winners.

But predecessor Charlotte Edwards, who retired from worldwide duty a year ago, said: "I don't believe for one minute that England feel like getting to the semi-finals will be a success".

Knight, who herself has only recently recovered from a stress fracture in her foot, is among the options to move up a place to opener against India, whom the England captain expects to provide a tough opening contest.

She also firmly laid out her side's objectives for the tournament.

Meanwhile India captain Mithali Raj summed up the spirit of defiance in a women's game that wants to be appreciated on its own terms.

"We just want to play fearless cricket and back ourselves".

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