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Sophia Dunkley targeting the top spots of illustrious English teammates after playing for Southern Brave in The Hundred; England v New Zealand T20 series start Wednesday in Chelmsford, live on Sky Sports

Last update: 08/31/21 3:26 PM

Sophia Dunkley was The Hundred’s third top scorer

Sophia Dunkley aims to break through the formidable roster of England’s top four hitters ahead of the T20 international series against New Zealand.

Dunkley was The Hundred’s third-leading scorer at batting at No.3 for Southern Brave, but only passed No.6 once for his country, in Game 3 of a T20 sweep against the Nova -Zeeland in Wellington earlier this year.

The two teams renew their rivalry at Chelmsford on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports, and Dunkley is expected to end up in order behind formidable figures like Tammy Beaumont and Heather Knight, who is set to win her 200th international cap.

She said: “We have world class players. I just try to focus on what I’m doing, score as many points as possible and hopefully put my hat in the ring to be in the top four further down the line.

“It’s 100% one of my goals. I want to beat in the top four for England in all formats, so it’s definitely something I aspire to.

“It’s just… keep going, give me the best chance and if I hit lower try to take advantage. It’s a different challenge but I want to do well for the team.

“Whatever role I’m given – whether it’s in the middle or in the back – it’s just about knowing what I’m doing right and sticking to my strengths, which gives us the better chances of getting big scores. “

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Captain Knight has expressed England’s hope that The Hundred’s success will support public interest in women’s football, and early signs are good as Chelmsford is almost sold out for the opener. of a three-game T20 series.

Dunkley said: “This series is going to be really exciting. On the backs of The Hundred I think we’re all ready to go. It will be a very competitive and difficult series.

“With a bit of luck [The Hundred] gave people a good look at women’s cricket and how good it is. “

Watch the first T20 international between England and New Zealand, in Chelmsford, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 6pm Wednesday.

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