Monday Apr 05, 2021
Australian captain Meg Lanning is confident to continue her side’s winning streak as they take on New Zealand for the second one-day international (ODI) on Wednesday.
Setting a world record, Australia women’s team secured its 22nd consecutive victory in ODIs after beating the Kiwis by six wickets at Mount Maunganui on Sunday.
The Australian skipper looks to extend the victory run and said the team will stick to their tried-and-tested formula.
"We like to play an aggressive brand of cricket. That’s natural for a lot of our players,” she was quoted as saying by The Australian.
"We don’t want to put any hand brakes on at all. We want to go out there and enjoy ourselves and play with freedom."
Australia's sequence started back in March 2018 with an eight-wicket win over India, and they have also beaten England, Pakistan, the West Indies and Sri Lanka during the record run.
“It’s a great achievement from this group over a long period of time," Lanning said.
"Those wins of ours have come over three years, which just shows how consistent we’ve been in this format. It’s certainly a great achievement and something we’ll look back on.”