Gunn aims at tourists

Watch our video with Jenny Gunn as she looked ahead to the quadrangular series

Jenny Gunn hopes England can put their injury nightmare from the winter behind them and be triumphant during the NatWest Women's Quadrangular Series.

England were a depleted force in Australia as players were flown home early and others hobbled from one game to the next.

That England managed to win the Twenty20 series 4-1 without the likes of Claire Taylor and Katherine Brunt says much about the quality in reserve.

Those two key players are back now and vice-captain Gunn says the whole squad is in prime condition ahead of a hectic fortnight.

"Everyone is fighting fit," Gunn told ecb.co.uk. "There have been a few people in rehab but we are all on the pitch now. It's just exciting to be together again after having some club and county cricket. We just can't wait for the quad series."

Jenny Gunn

Jubilant vice-captain Jenny Gunn celebrates taking another wicket during England's injury-hit tour of Australia last winter

England's success in that Twenty20 series was based on their positive approach with the bat - something coach Mark Lane is keen to see replicated this summer.

Gunn says her team-mates are only too happy to oblige when England take on Australia, New Zealand and India in both 20-over and 50-over matches.

"How we played our Twenty20 in Australia, we want to to carry on from there and win that series," said the 25 year old all-rounder.

"We want to take that into the 50 overs. We want to show that intent. I think it's something we can do with the batting order we have. We can expand our shots a bit more than we have in the past. We are all looking forward to seeing how 50 over cricket goes.

Four years ago the same four teams took part in a quadrangular series in India. England endured a miserable time, losing all six group games before registering their only victory in the third-fourth play-off against the hosts.

Australia were the tournament winners after a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the final.

"I was part of it when we were in India years ago and things didn't go quite to plan," said Gunn.

"But the team has changed - the batting line-up we have is ridiculous. It's probably one of the best England teams I have been involved in."