Want to perform in every possible game: Danielle Wyatt

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 06, 2019 20:00 hrs

[India], Mar 6 (ANI): Danielle Wyatt, a T20I specialist, wants to perform in every possible game for England.

The top-order batter on Wednesday said, "I know I can do it and will try to get as many runs" while referring to the second T20I against India which will be held on March 7.

Wyatt, who self-inflicted her wicket on a loose shot in the opening ODI, was replaced by Lauren Winfield in the second game against India.

England captain Heather Knight earlier said "It was frustrating the way Danni (Danielle) got out (in 1st ODI). She's been outstanding in T20Is but she hasn't transferred that into ODIs. We'd set a challenge for her to be the best finisher in ODI but she hasn't shown that yet."

The 27-year-old batter returned for the third match, where she registered her first ODI half-century.

Unaware of her captain's comment, Wyatt said "the decision (of getting dropped) was probably fair enough" as it took her some odd games to get her first fifty.

"I've shown my talent in T20I games. It's just a matter of showing that remark that I can do in ODI. So to get that first fifty (was special) and that last ODI was a bit of relief really. Hopefully, that's the start of more runs to come," she said.

Wyatt scored a decent 35 in the first T20I, helping her side to win the game by 41-runs and take an early 1-0 lead against India.

When asked how she challenged her abilities when it comes to two different formats, she said: "It's a lot different, I mean it's all in the head. In T20I my job is at the top of the order and exploit from ball one. Whereas in ODIs, I've got more time to think, it's more about knocking the ball around."

"The coaches have said to lose my aggressiveness, the way that I play. In that first ODI a loose shot from me probably deserved to get me dropped from that second ODI. But it helped me to bounce back in the last game."

Wyatt, who played for Melbourne Renegades in the concluded Women's Big Bash League, however, pointed out that England were 15 runs short with the kind of start they had in the opening T20I.

"We were about 15 runs short actually with the start we had. We might play a little bit different (but) we're going with the same approach- try and hit some boundaries. The bowlers bowled exceptionally and fielders fielded very well. Hopefully, we'll put Indians under the pump again."

England, with a 1-0 up lead, will meet India for the second T20I at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium on March 7. (ANI)



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