“The ability to play games and to be put in the pressure situations is only going to help us in the deciding game,” Green said during a media interaction ahead of the series decider. “
New Zealand played an intra-squad practice match on Monday (September 6). Green said this helped New Zealand players to replicate game situations having played only a limited number of practice matches. “On this tour, we have tried to replicate game situations and put ourselves in pressure situations.
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After the three-match T20I series, teams will start the five-match ODI series in Bristol. This will be a vital series for both sides as a dress rehearsal for the upcoming Cricket World Cup 2022 in New Zealand in March next year. Green believes the momentum from the T20I series victory can be vital for her team.
“I think it will be fantastic if we win this last game and take that momentum to the One Day series. Obviously, it’s huge 12-18 months for us and women’s cricket in general with the World Cup and commonwealth games. So, the more cricket we can play, and more we can win as well and work out our winning formula is only going to help us as a group to keep improving and learning.”
England, who played the first two matches of the series without their regular captain Heather Knight were a little out of experience in the second match. Green expects them to come harder at New Zealand.
“England are a quality side and we know that they are not going down without a fight. As a team, we need to prepare that they are going to come back hard at us. We are really pleased with how we performed in Hove, but we also have to step up even more if we are going to beat them tomorrow night,” she concluded.