Tammy Beaumont who reached the top of the ODI batting rankings has said that she feels that 2021 will usher in a new era for women’s cricket. She became only the sixth English batsman to reach 2500 runs in ODI’s after an impressive series in New Zealand. Beaumont who was part of the World Cup-winning team in 2017 made her debut in 2009 and is hoping for the expansion of the women’s game.
“It’s really exciting to know that this is going to be the first year where we’ve got over 40 professionals, training throughout the winter and absolutely ready and raring to go for the summer and I think it’s so good,” Beaumont said. “The game is just going to go up and up and there’s going to be that real competition for places at the England level but also for those domestic contracts because there’s only five at each region.”
“I’d love that there be 11 and the whole team get it but there’s so much competition and so much to look forward to and hopefully we’ll see that standard kick-off now and I feel like this is the start of the next 10 years of growth for women’s cricket really,” she added.