Colvin thrilled to reach milestone
Holly Colvin admits she is “extremely proud” to have reached 50 one-day international caps for England, although she is already targeting 100.
The left-arm spinner, 20, brought up the achievement as England Women beat New Zealand by nine wickets at Barnsley to take an unassailable 3-1 NatWest Series lead.
And she has expressed her delight at reaching the milestone at such a young age.
“When I first made my debut for England, I just thought I would take it one day at a time and never thought I would make it to 50 caps,” she told ECBtv.
“Having done it so young, I am so proud and so privileged every time I play for England and hopefully I can continue to 100 caps - that will be my next aim.”
Despite her tender years, Colvin has vast experience for England having played an important role in last year’s World Cup and World Twenty20 successes.
And she has pinpointed scoring the winning runs as England beat New Zealand to win the World Cup last year as the highlight of her career thus far.
“I don’t think it was the match, it is your team-mates running towards you and knowing you have made your country so proud,” she said.
“That was definitely the highlight.”
Colvin’s 51st appearance should come at Lord’s - the venue where she picked up her first cap - tomorrow as England conclude their one-day series against the White Ferns.
Despite the series already being wrapped up, Colvin is adamant the hosts will not rest on their laurels, claiming they are desperate to win as emphatically as possible.
“We’re keen to make it 4-1 - we want to make sure we win this series and will it well,” she added.
“We have played good cricket, but there is still room for improvement and we really want to get down and make it 4-1 now.
“It would mean the world to us - we had a disappointing Twenty20 series and we really want to make sure we prove we are the best team in the world.
“Lord’s is a fantastic venue - we never take it for granted. As a kid growing up and having watched cricket here it is great and I am looking forward to the turning wicket which hopefully I will get tomorrow!”