Winning the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had in my career, and I’d love nothing more than to win it all over again. I’ve played a lot of games over the years, but the memories of India 2016 are so remarkable.
Looking back, I just hope we can do it again this year – both the feeling we had as a team and the impact that individual players had on the tournament from start to finish.
Four years ago was a perfect storm for us. We really wanted to win, and I think we left the whole tournament on the field, especially in the final against Australia.
We had never made it to the semi-finals when they wanted to win the title for the fourth time in a row. We knew that this would be a big challenge for us. But we did it for our country and created memories that we will not forget.
This time we just have to do it again, play our game and push to the last ball to see how far it can take us. Winning the title and bringing the trophy back to the West Indies would be a success for us.
We have some exciting players on the team. Deandra Dottin is back injured after a long time and we have seen what she can do at previous T20 World Cups.
She is a very important player, both with the racket and with the ball. She offers you all possibilities and her experience is something we will be looking for.
We also welcome back some other absent players. Shamilia Connell and Shakera Selman were both injured.
Being a captain and leading the team means a lot to me. It means taking responsibility for my team and motivating my players to do their best so that our fans can be very proud of us at home.
I will travel to Australia with 100 international matches in T20I cricket, which I am very proud of. It has been a great feeling to have been chosen to represent the West Indies for so long.
Whether with a racket or ball or as a captain, it is always a good feeling to know that my contribution is helping the team.
But I don’t really think about the records I have, whether that’s West Indies or cricket as a whole. For me, it is more important to do my best and enjoy every game of cricket that I play.
Of course, as the captain of your country, there will always be pressure to perform well. There is pressure, also from myself, because I always have an influence on the team and the game and hopefully want to bring us to a victory.
It depends, I want to do my best, so there are pressure and expectation in it.
The ICC Women T20 World Cup 2020 will be no different. These are the best teams in the world, all prepared for an exciting competition.
It will be a challenge, as a team we know, but we have to make sure that we focus on ourselves and not on what is going on around us. So we will be successful in the next few weeks.