England opener and World Cup star Tammy Beaumont feels that beating Australia at home “is not going to be easy by any stretch” as her side rev up to regain the Ashes Down Under in a few weeks’ time.
“They are going to want revenge against us,” Beaumont said at the PCA Awards in London on Thursday (October 5). They have a number of match winners in their team so we can’t hide away from the fact that we’ve just come off winning a World Cup and there’s a massive target on our back now, but it’s not going to be easy by any stretch,” she said.
“She missed a number of games in the World Cup and they still got over the line. It’s a shame that fans can’t come and watch the best batter in the world but there’s still enough firepower in that batting order,” she admitted.
England won eight successive games in the recently-concluded Women’s World Cup after losing to India in the tournament opener. And by virtue of winning the coveted Trophy, England became No.1 in ODIs. Beaumont, though, reckons they still have a long way to go in the shortest format.
“We’re only No.1 in the world in ODIs, we’ve got a long way to go in T20s. And beating Australia in Australia, it doesn’t come any harder than that.”