KATHERINE Brunt is hoping for yet another World Cup win in potentially her final year as an England player.
The 37-year-old from Dodworth, who is England’s all-time record wicket-taker, was part of the England team that won the first women’s World Twenty20 in 2009 and has also won the 50-over trophy twice.
She is hoping they can emulate the men’s team, who won their World Twenty20 title late last year, when the competition starts in South Africa in February.
Brunt said: “It would be perfect, following on from the men and things are so much more powerful when they are done together.
“I have committed whole-heartedly to the World Cup knowing we have a very very good chance of winning.”
Brunt – who returned to Barnsley over Christmas to visit her family after a tour of the West Indies in December – says she has decided when to retire, having previously said she will reassess after this World Cup.
She and her wife Nat Sciver, also an England player, watched all of the men’s run to glory on television.
“We got up early to watch it.
“We were buzzing for them because we knew what they could do.
“We’re really really chuffed for them and there is a lot we can learn from them. They win because they have a set style of play, they have specialist T20 players and they are giving their players a rest.
“That’s what we need to do, but it is more difficult in the women’s game because there isn’t the same money or the strength in depth of players.
“But I think we will catch up.”