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Sophie Ecclestone: England not yet in top form ahead of final with Australia

Sophie Ecclestone believes England have yet to play their best cricket ahead of the Women’s World Cup final against Australia on Sunday.

The spin thrower won a first international five for as England cruised to the final with a 137 run victory over South Africa.

Ecclestone finished with numbers of six for 36 as the Proteas were pitched for 156, in a game where Danni Wyatt scored with a first World Cup century in 293 for England eight.

Danni Wyatt scored a century in the semi-final win over South Africa (Martin Hunter/Photosport via AP)

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England opened the tournament with three straight defeats, but a fifth straight win saw Heather Knight’s side secure a final with Australia, and Ecclestone believes England haven’t been at their best so far. now.

“I think when we lost three out of three there were a few tears in the locker room after the game,” said the 22-year-old spinner.

“I think everyone was very disappointed with the way we started, but I think the turning point was having a few meetings to just say we have nothing to lose now, so just put what we let’s practice in a game and go out without fear.

“I think everyone was very disappointed with the way we started, but I think the turning point was having a few meetings to just say we have nothing to lose now, so just put what we let’s practice in a game and go out without fear.

England have not won a single game in the Ashes this winter and also lost to Australia in their World Cup opener.

However, Ecclestone urged his side to put on a show in Sunday’s final in Wellington.

“Obviously, it’s a great feeling to qualify for the final of the World Championship. It’s something we’ve been working on since we lost three games initially, so it’s great to be in the final and hopefully we can put on a show on Sunday,” she said.

Sophie Ecclestone: England not yet in top form ahead of final with Australia

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