Women’s World Cup: Every match will be played like a final, says Sune Luus

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Women's World Cup: Every match will be played like a final, says Sune Luus
Women's World Cup: Every match will be played like a final, says Sune Luus

Women’s World Cup: Every match will be played like a final, says Sune Luus

Women’s World Cup: South Africa all-rounder Sune Luus said the team will play every match in the upcoming Women’s ODI World Cup like a final.

Sune Luus wants South Africa to stay focused on the goal as the squad prepares for the showpiece event in New Zealand, which begins next month.

“The most important part for us is to not focus too much on our opposition. Every match will be played like a final. Therefore it is imperative that we only focus on what we do best and what we can control. In our previous series, this is what worked best for us,” Sune Luus wrote in an ICC column.

“We tried to do the basics as best as we could, and the result took care of itself. It so easy to get caught up in the hype and excitement of a World Cup. But it is going to important for us to stay in our little bubble and focused on our goal,” she added.

The South African all-rounder also expects that the Proteas reach the World Cup final this year. After a strong showing in the bilateral series.

“In the past, we have always seen as the underdogs. But I think we have shown in the past few years that we are a team to reckoned with,” said Luus.

“We have shown consistent performances in difficult countries like India and the West Indies. We as a team also had a great T20 World Cup two years ago In Australia and turned some heads.

“I hope that we do the same this year, and hopefully reach that final. That we’ve been missing out on, on three different occasions,” she added.

The competition’s runners-up will receive USD 600,000, an increase of USD 270,000 from the last time India finished second to England. The tournament will held in New Zealand from March 4 to April 3.

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