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Greenway wants substance before style

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Lydia Greenway insists England women are prepared to win ugly if it means bringing the World Twenty20 trophy back from Sri Lanka.

England made a perfect start to their campaign by comfortably beating Pakistan on Thursday, despite not hitting top gear.

Greenway, who collected her 50th Twenty20 cap before that game, is unperturbed at a slighty below-par performance and believes substance sometimes has to come before style.

"When you come to a tournament like this it's about getting over the line," she told ecb.co.uk.

Lydia Greenway

Lydia Greenway was presented with her 50th Twenty cap by Hugh Morris before England's 43-run victory over Pakistan at Galle

"You won't always play the cricket you want, but it doesn't matter so long as you win. We are happy that we won. As it was the first game it was important to get a win.

"There are some areas we can improve on - we should have scored a few more runs and the bowlers can do better. It's a good sign if we are winning games without playing our best."

England will need to be on top form when they play India on Saturday; a place in the semi-finals awaits should they prevail.

"India are a good team with some world-class players," said Greenway.

"We've seen a lot of them in recent years and beat them 2-0 in a Twenty20 series in England over the summer.

"We certainly won't be underestimating them. We know how they play but we'll be sticking to our gameplan and hopefully getting another win."

England are odds-on to win the tournament as they did in 2009 but Greenway claimed the tag of favourites is not something that bothers Charlotte Edwards' side.

"It's different in Twenty20," she said. "As the games are so short the levels of the teams are brought closer together.

"One person can win a game on their own. We have a lot of belief in our team and will focus on us, our plans and executing our skills."

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