England keen to prosper once more

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Arran Brindle is looking forward to the final of the World Twenty20

England women are fully focussed on ensuring they perform to the best of their ability in Sunday's World Twenty20 final against Australia.

Charlotte Edwards' side will start as favourites against the defending champions, having maintained the only unbeaten record in the competition.

The slow, turning surface at the Premadasa Stadium has prompted plenty of discussion, while England will naturally be wary of their talented opponents, whom they beat in the group stage.

However, the primary message from within the camp is clear.

"Once you get to a final, you've just got to perform on the day," all-rounder Arran Brindle explained to ecb.co.uk.

Arran Brindle

Talking ahead of England women's World Twenty20 final clash with Australia, all-rounder Arran Brindle said: "You have just got to perform on the day."

"It doesn't matter who you are playing against. We'll just concentrate on ourselves, hopefully do the basics well and go from there.

"We won't get too far ahead (of ourselves). We'll prepare well again and hit the final hard. We're out here enjoying ourselves and playing some good cricket, so hopefully that continues."

Brindle understandably takes confidence from the variety of bowlers at England's disposal.

After prospering on a pitch at Galle offering greater bounce, they adapted superbly to alternative conditions when restricting semi-final opponents New Zealand to a modest 93 for eight.

"We've got quite a lot of bases covered with our side," Brindle added. "We've got good quicks up front, medium-pacers, and then a bag full of spinners, so I don't think we would fear any conditions. It's just a case of adapting to what you get on each day."

One of the spinners to have prospered in Sri Lanka, Holly Colvin, shares Brindle's belief.

"We've got a lot of strength in depth," Colvin said. "Katherine Brunt takes the new ball and puts pressure on the new batsmen excellently, and then the spinners come on and tie up the middle overs.

"Everyone knows their game very well and we're hoping to make sure we nail it in the final."

Colvin is also heartened by the support England have received throughout their campaign.

"We're really excited for Sunday; we can't wait," she added. "It's been our goal to reach that final and hopefully go one better and win.

"We've had some really good support from back home, and it's been really lovely having support, not only from friends and family, but also the general public as well."

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