Australian women’s captain Meg Lanning said that despite the uncertainty surrounding the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021, she and her team will be ready for the event next year.
Australia won the 2020 I20 Women’s T20 World Cup on home soil, but has been unable to play cricket since then due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Women’s World Cup 2021 over 50 will take place from February to March 2021 and Lanning is very keen to win the title back. “At this point, we expect the World Cup to take place on schedule (early next year), but we have to wait and see how that develops,” she said via video conference.
“We have a plan for what it looks like, but a full understanding of things can change fairly quickly.”
The 28-year-old added that there are currently plans to participate in government programs to keep up with education and use most of the available resources.
“We will be fully immersed in the state program over the next few months. There are no Australian camps in Brisbane because we cannot get there. But here in Victoria we have great facilities, we look forward to it.” to be involved in the state program, which we have not been able to do for a number of years due to our schedule.
“We are well prepared, we have enough resources to do what we need and then adjust to our schedule.”
While it is difficult at the moment to concentrate without live cricket, Lanning is sure that the talented group of players she leads can swing into action with less preparation.
“The group we have played a lot of cricket together over a long period of time and if it (the coronavirus) means we have only a short time to prepare and prepare (for the World Cup) I have no doubt that we can do it. We will be ready to go. “