Women’s World Cup 2022: Get goosebumps imagining what retaining WC trophy would mean, says Heather Knight

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Women's World Cup 2022: Get goosebumps imagining what retaining WC trophy would mean, says Heather Knight
Women's World Cup 2022: Get goosebumps imagining what retaining WC trophy would mean, says Heather Knight

Women’s World Cup 2022: Get goosebumps imagining what retaining WC trophy would mean, says Heather Knight

Women’s World Cup 2022: England captain Heather Knight said she gets goosebumps thinking about what winning the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup would mean to her teammates.

In July 2017, England defeated India in the final of the Women’s ODI World Cup. Before England start “daydreaming” about winning the upcoming mega event, Knight says a lot of hard work must be done.

“I still think back to that day at Lord’s and what it meant to lift that trophy. The journey that the women’s game has been on in England and Wales. Since that day is one I’m hugely proud to be a part of,” Knight wrote in an ICC column.

“I sometimes get goosebumps imagining what retaining the trophy would mean to the game back home, to all those young girls, and to each and every one of the players and staff who give everything they have for this team.

“But we’ve got a lot of hard work to do. Before we can start daydreaming about potential success – starting with our warm-up games. I know that we’ll leave nothing out there,” she added.

The winners of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 will take home USD 1.32 million in prize money, double the amount awarded to the 2017 victors.

The runners-up of the tournament, which takes place in New Zealand from March 4 to April 3, will earn USD 600,000 – an increase of USD 270,000 from when India finished runners-up to England last time.

“World Cups are truly special events. There’s nothing that quite compares, and you always feel privileged to be a part of it. We’ve got a few faces who’ve been there and done it before. But we’ve also got a number of players who are taking part in a World Cup for the first time,” said the England captain.

“I think we saw that mix of youth and experience at its best. When we were at our best in the Ashes. And I’m keen to see us come out and play with some excitement. When we do get out of our bedrooms,” Knight added in the ICC column.

Every side will play each other once in the round-robin group round of the 2017 World Cup. With the 28 games spread throughout six host cities in New Zealand.