Marsh primed for Australia test
Laura Marsh admits it will be a "fantastic achievement" to win her 50th one-day international cap when England women take on Australia in the NatWest Quadrangular Series at Lord’s.
The former seamer-turned-off-spinner is set to reach the landmark tomorrow as Charlotte Edwards’ side bid to extend their perfect start to the summer.
Whilst the 24-year-old was quick to hail a personal milestone, she acknowledged the moment will be a lot sweeter if England can make it seven wins from as many matches.
She told ecb.co.uk: “To have played 50 games is a proud moment anyway but to play at Lord’s against Australia will be a fantastic achievement.
“It’s something we’re really looking forward to and hopefully we can win the game as well.
“I think Australia will be lucky to beat us. I think we’ve had a really good run of wins in this tournament but we all love playing here at Lord’s and hopefully we can be successful tomorrow.”
Having won all four matches in the Twenty20 series, England have triumphed against India and New Zealand in the 50-over format and will approach tomorrow’s encounter oozing with confidence.
However, Marsh is not prepared to rest on her laurels as England bid to dent Australia’s morale ahead of the two sides’ clash in the tournament final at Wormsley on Thursday.
She added: “It should be a really good game. (It) looks a good pitch and hopefully we’ll play some good cricket and we can outdo the Aussies once again.
“We’ve had a really good of wins in this tournament. We want to keep that momentum and another win tomorrow would set us up really nicely for the final.
“Starting off with the Twenty20s, we played a good round of cricket and everybody just knew their roles and we went out there positive and it just came off for us.
“There’s a lot of confidence in the squad, we’re getting on really well, we’re training really well and hopefully we can take that success into the one-day stuff.
“I think everyone’s always really up for a game against Australia but I think we play against them quite a bit.
"We know their key players and we know our roles against those players, so hopefully we can execute those roles as well tomorrow and we’ll be able to beat them.”