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England vs Pakistan: Lauren Bell Wants to Push England’s Bowling Attack Further

England pace bowler Lauren Bell wants to continue playing international cricket and boost the bowling attack.

Bell has excelled since making her England debut in 2022, earning a World Cup call-up the following year, earning a Women’s Premier League contract with UP Warriorz and featuring during last year’s Ashes season.

With this responsibility comes important decisions. The 23-year-old followed her captain Heather Knight and withdrew from the WPL to concentrate on the New Zealand and Pakistan series live Sky Sportsand plans to continue to prioritize the international scene to help England drive their bowling attack in a World Cup year.

“I feel really lucky to have so much cricket to offer, but it’s just unrealistic to be able to play it all, so it’s about figuring out what my priorities are over the course of the year,” Bell said.

“I’m at a point in my career where my priority is international cricket and I love leading this bowling attack and we have so many seamers coming through so I want to continue to lead it. I want to drive England’s close attack.”

The World Cup in Bangladesh will take place in October, live on Sky Sports, England are using their multi-format white-ball series against Pakistan to prepare for this and Bell doesn’t feel like she missed out on the WPL.

“The girls who played in India had the chance to play against the best players in the world and they were in subcontinent conditions, which is a really good experience,” said Bell, who played in the first T20I in England a record of 3-22 ended against Pakistan.

“For someone like me, I have more international T20 experience. I played against New Zealand, who also have some world-class players.”

“I think there are positive sides to both things. We had a series in India before Christmas and I was in the WPL the year before, so I feel like I have some conditions in the subcontinent too.”

“It won’t be completely new to me and I think we have a lot of knowledge in the dressing room about what it’s going to be like and even though we’re not there yet, that doesn’t mean I can at the moment not prepare for what it will be like in Bangladesh.”

England started their three-match T20I series against Pakistan with a 53-run win but were reduced to 11-4 in the powerplay by Pakistan’s spinners.

However, England managed to weather the storm as they continued to be aggressive in both batting and bowling – a message that head coach Jon Lewis reiterated.

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Highlights of the opening T20 between England and Pakistan at Edgbaston

“Our approach will never change and the messaging will never change,” Bell added.

“I’m not a hitter, but the things that were discussed were the way we approach our game and stick to our attitude and approach.”

“We wanted to move the game forward and move on. That’s always Jon’s message and I don’t think he’ll budge from it.”

“The fact that we were 11-4 and still got to 163-6 shows the strength of our team and how hard we hit, so we took a lot of confidence from that.”

“We didn’t start either innings the way we wanted, but in the end we still won by a huge margin in T20 cricket and that just shows the character and strength of this team.”

“We will fail sometimes, but we will not deviate from the way we want to play.”

Bell had to adapt quickly to the English situation and is seeing the fruits of her labor as her skipper and coach entrusted her with bowling at crucial points in the game.

“It’s been quite a learning experience, I made my international debut quite young and I’m still learning on the international stage,” said Bell.

“After the Ashes I sat down and really thought about how I was going to take my game forward and I realized I had a bit more responsibility in all three formats and Knight gave me the ball in pretty important moments, so that’s what I’m doing .” take a lot of confidence from it.

“When you have support from your captain and your coach, it really gives you a sense of ownership as a player and it helps push me forward.”

Watch England Women take on Pakistan in the second T20I on Friday 17th May Sky Sports Cricket, with live broadcast from 5:30 p.m. Stream Sky Sports NOW – no contract, can be canceled at any time.

Women’s Vitality T20I Series vs Pakistan schedule – live on Sky Sports

May 11th: 1st Women’s T20I – Edgbaston, Birmingham, 2.30pm
17th of May: 2nd Women’s T20I – The County Ground, Northampton, 6.30pm
May 19th: 3rd Women’s T20I – Headingley, Leeds, 1pm

Women’s Metro Bank One-Day International Series schedule against Pakistan – live on Sky Sports

23. May: 1. Women’s One-Day International – The Incora County Ground, Derby, 1:00 p.m
May 26: 2. Women’s One-Day International – The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, 11am
May 29th: 3rd Women’s One-Day International – The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford, 1pm

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