ICC Twenty20 Ladies’ Captains Aimee Watkins (Kiwi’s/NZ) and Alex Blackwell (Mathilda’s/Aus) each see different techniques as driving their victories so far

While everyone in the Caribbean were hoping that the ladies outdid the men for the Windies, such was not the case – now, while regional folk are in mourning (So to speak, were they really surprised – deep down inside?)…

Ladies' and Gents' Trophies side by side - will they have the same destination or go separate paths until next time?

Ladies' and Gents' Trophies side by side - will they have the same destination or go separate paths until next time?

While some may view this event as a version of the Ashes in a Tropical setting, nevertheless Tourism benefits as the Barmy Army – who follow England wherever they play – have inundated Oistins every night!

Will the Awesome Aussies do a Double? Or will England and New Zealand send home Mathilda not waltzing but bawling home?

Will the Awesome Aussies do a Double? Or will England and New Zealand send home Mathilda not waltzing but bawling home?

Australians are equally boisterous and have thronged many parts of Barbados apart from our plentiful boozers (what Aussies call bars).

Some of the crowd thronging for their tickets earlier in the week

Some of the crowd thronging for their tickets earlier in the week

However, the crew from Down Under have more to look forward to, there is a possibility of a double victory? In both Men’s & Women’s matches, finds the dames and lads from Oz competing in what is expected to be a packed Kensington Oval from bright and early Sunday morning.

The ladies were training today at ‘The Mecca‘ and after a session took time to interact with the very extended media – local/ regional/ overseas of blogs/ papers/ radio/ tv/ etc.

Which "A" team will cop the prize? Alex (AUS/Yellow) or Aimee (NZ/Black)?

Which "A" team will cop the prize? Alex (AUS/Yellow) or Aimee (NZ/Black)?

My question was plain and simple, what attribute brought them so far? Captain of the Kiwi ladies, Aimee Watkins, sees the power of the mallet as instrumental for their winning streak {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

The New Zealand captain feels that Twenty20 lends itself to experimentation in techniques and this led to an improvement in their batting style.

Trophies-016In answering the same question, Alex Blackwell of Oz sees her team’s victories spinning from a different pitch {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

Alex also believes that Twenty20 has helped Cricket to develop in previously unexplored methods, but she sees the bowling attack as what has kept the edge on her team as razor-sharp including tomorrow’s Finale.

However you field it, the action will be HOT in Kensington and The Bajan Reporter will be there to fill in those who missed out on all of the fun!

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