The T20 World Cup is due to be held in February-March 2020. As a result, bilateral T20I series in the lead up to the event are being used by teams to zero in on their personnel.
Delissa Kimmince, Australia’s fast bowler, believes the team has a few things to get in place to be prepared for the global tournament.
“We always know in the background what we are aiming for. At the same time, all these little games along the way are important to try and get a few things right for us. We are really trying to aim at the World Cup at the end,” she said after her team’s six-wicket win over West Indies in the opening T20I.
The 30-year-old, who warmed the bench in the three ODIs, made her first appearance in the ongoing tour against West Indies. Kimmince picked up one wicket in her three overs and conceded 20 runs in the first T20I.
On returning the playing XI, the pacer said, “I have really enjoyed T20 cricket. The pace of the game, knowing something is going to happen. It keeps me interested.”
Australia’s top-order has been impressive in the series so far. The likes of Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry are all in form, producing match winning knocks if the side loses one or two early wickets.
“That’s (top-order performing well) always pleasing. We don’t have to go out there but in some stage we know we have to go out there. It’s nice to see Midge (Alyssa Healy) and the way she is hitting the ball,” Kimmince said.
If Australia win the second T20I as well, they will take an unassailable lead in the series.
“There are these little things we aim for. I think to improve our game and winning is a bonus at the end of the day. Just tick the little boxes along the way which we are trying to do,” she signed off.