Hope I can build on my good form this series, says Danielle Wyatt
Danielle Wyatt has said that the England squad were discussing the prospect of playing three global tournaments in 2022 while spending their time in quarantine in Derby ahead of the five-match T20I series against West Indies.
“As a squad, we’ve been talking about our future goals and the prospect of playing in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the same year as the 20-over and 50-over World Cups,” Wyatt wrote in her blog on skycricket.com.
She wrote that there are things that the side will want to work on before those events roll around, adding, “but safe to say that winning the gold medal would be an amazing achievement.”
The 29-year-old, however, was quick to shift the focus to the upcoming series that begins on Monday (September 21). “First, though, we can’t wait to get out onto the park on Monday, and hopefully, the weather stays nice because it’s quite cold as soon as the sun goes in!”
On her preparation so far, Wyatt said that the summer has been hard, and she was determined to train well and give herself the best chance to perform. “In addition to the squad games we played, we were released to go and play two matches for our teams in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, which was really enjoyable,” she added.
Wyatt looked in good touch in the RHF Trophy as she scored two half-centuries in as many matches for the Southern Vipers. “I’ve reached double figures in every innings I’ve had so far, and hopefully, I can build on that form in this series,” said the England batter.
With the T20Is set to be streamed live on the Sky Sports Cricket YouTube channel, Wyatt believes that it would bring more audience to the game. “This is a great chance for us to show off our skills because a lot of people will be watching; our job is to inspire the next generation so if we can get young boys and girls watching us on YouTube, it has to be a great idea,” she concluded.