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Edwards ready for next battle

England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards is relishing the opportunity to exact revenge on West Indies during the three-match one-day international series.

Still smarting from their eight-wicket loss to the Windies in the Tri-Series final at Bridgetown yesterday, Edwards’ side travel to new surroundings in the form of Trinidad this week for the last leg of their tour.

And after beating Australia 2-1 in their last 50-over series, the 33-year-old is confident England can continue that winning feeling against Merissa Aguilleira’s outfit.

Charlotte Edwards is hoping England can replicate their fine 50-over performances against Australia in the West Indies this week

"We've never been to Trinidad before so that's always nice,” she told ahead of Tuesday’s opener.

"The team has played well in ODI cricket for a period of time now so we're looking forward to going into that format and testing ourselves against a very good West Indian team.

"Over here they're an exceptional team.”

If they are to prevail over the next week, the tourists will need to find a way of dismissing Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin cheaply, with the duo’s run-scoring having been key to West Indies’ success in the shortest format of the game.

That is a challenge England are looking forward to, according to Edwards.

"We're going to have to go away and review and work out some plans to get Deandra and Stafanie out,” she added.

“They're certainly playing well at the moment. We're looking forward to that and it should be a good next week."