Nat Sciver-Brunt says there isn’t a additional stress on England regardless of report ticket gross sales for the Ladies’s Ashes.
With just below a month to go earlier than the multi-format sequence towards holders Australia, greater than 70,000 tickets have been offered throughout seven venues.
England’s girls’s soccer and rugby union groups have tasted success earlier than enormous residence crowds in the course of the previous yr.
“We are the underdogs, so there’s no more stress on us,” all-rounder Sciver-Brunt advised BBC Sport.
“The ticket gross sales is an enormous quantity, that comes with much more eyes on us. That would carry stress, however solely from the surface.
“These are alternatives that should be taken. It’s the proper time, proper place and proper second.”
Australia have held the Ashes since 2015 and are the 50-over and 20-over world champions, in addition to Commonwealth champions.
The Ashes sequence, which comprises one Take a look at, three one-day internationals and three T20s, will get underneath method on 22 June.
Final yr’s mixed report ticket gross sales for girls’s internationals of fifty,000 has already been damaged, with the report for a person girls’s bilateral worldwide within the UK – 15,000 – additionally set to go.
Greater than double the quantity of tickets for the final Ladies’s Ashes within the UK in 2019 have been offered.
The excessive curiosity comes after a watershed yr for girls’s group sports activities in England. In July, the Lionesses received soccer’s European Championship in entrance of 87,192 spectators at Wembley, whereas this month the identical floor hosted 77,390 for the FA Cup ultimate between Chelsea and Manchester United – a world report for a home girls’s soccer match.
In April, England’s rugby group sealed a Six Nations Grand Slam with victory over France at Twickenham, watched by a girls’s report crowd of 58,498.
“Hopefully we will mimic what the Lionesses achieved,” mentioned 30-year-old Sciver-Brunt.
“It’ll really feel totally different as a result of there will likely be extra individuals there, hopefully making extra noise and supporting us. That may assist, giving power once we may want just a little enhance, or driving the wave when issues are going properly.
“That is the place we wish to be, we wish to play in entrance of massive crowds, use that noise, power and stress and switch it right into a constructive.”
To deal with the big attendances, grounds reminiscent of Lord’s, Edgbaston, The Oval and Trent Bridge – venues normally related to main males’s matches – are getting used.
It’s a sharp distinction from the start of Sciver-Brunt’s worldwide profession a decade in the past, when she made her England debut at Louth Cricket Membership in Lincolnshire.
For the primary time in England, the ladies’s Take a look at will likely be performed over 5 days, fairly than the standard 4. It’s an try to make sure a constructive consequence, after the previous six girls’s Take a look at performed by any group have been drawn.
Regardless of Australia’s dominance of the worldwide sport, England quick bowler Issy Wong has suggested it is a “great time” to play them, whereas all-rounder Emma Lamb says Meg Lanning’s facet are “human” and “not perfect”.
Sciver-Brunt, who made her maiden Take a look at hundred within the draw towards South Africa final yr, mentioned: “Talent-wise I do not assume we have to change an excessive amount of.
“The best way that we play might be the largest distinction we will make. We have now made important progress in being aggressive, taking the constructive choice and all the time making an attempt to place the stress again on the opposition. With the ability to do this in stress moments is the place we will win.
“Australia have been primary for a very long time. Developing towards a group like that’s tough. We will likely be put underneath stress and must be on the prime of our sport to beat them. It’s doable. We simply have to put all of it collectively.”