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Australia will arrive in England refreshed and ready to continue their peerless record in international cricket ahead of the Ashes in June, coach Shelley Nitschke says.
A dozen members of Australia’s winning T20 World Cup squad have arrived in India for the inaugural Women’s Premier League that begins on Sunday, but Nitschke said their impressive ability to switch off from cricket would hold them in good stead despite the whirlwind trip overseas.
Meg Lanning was named as the third Australian captain of the five WPL franchises on Wednesday when she was appointed skipper of the Delhi Capitals, with Beth Mooney taking the reins at the Gujarat Giants and Alyssa Healy in charge of the Uttar Pradesh Warriorz.
While the World Cup was going on, there was an element of talking about (the WPL) but not wanting to get too caught up,” she said.
“There was still getting the job done in South Africa, and then once that was finished, among the celebrations that focus started to shift … credit to them for keeping their eyes on the prize.
“I think that’s a testament to them and also probably contributes to some of our success – when you’re in tournaments, it’s that ability to switch off but then knowing that when you need to be on, you’re on.”
Nitschke said she was not concerned by how the tight WPL schedule – 22 games played in 23 days – might wear down Australia’s players following a packed fixture in South Africa
According to Nitschke, some players seem fatigued as the World Cup has been a strenuous journey, especially with closely scheduled round games. Despite sufficient training, many players would concentrate on playing and utilize the gaps between matches to recover for the next one. Fortunately, the turnaround time for the tournament is relatively short, and they know how to manage themselves.
Nitschke emphasized the significance of taking a break in April before the Ashes Test match in Nottingham on June 22. It would be a vital refreshment time for everyone. She suggested spending time on the beach and taking a break from work. While she was unsure about fishing, she believed it was essential to down the tools for a while.