Here's Danni Wyatt. England's livewire and a top-order tearaway. Talking tactics. Big-match atmospheres. And pathways to the top.
THE HUNDRED. HOW EXCITED ARE YOU?
I believe playing in these tournaments around the world really does develop you as a cricketer. I’ve developed my game a lot since I’ve been playing in Melbourne for the Big Bash and in the KSL. So, when I heard about The Hundred I was really excited. I can’t wait for next summer to arrive.
HOW WILL YOU APPROACH YOUR BATTING?
I played in a trial game last summer. I felt like I had more licence to swing from ball one. I play my best when I can play attacking shots from ball one, so hopefully I’ll be opening for my team.
WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE FACING TEN BALLS IN A ROW FROM A BOWLER?
It’s going to be a bit different, but we’ll get used to it! As a batter it gives you more time to see what the bowler is doing, so knowing they’re going to bowl another five balls on top of their original five could be a benefit.
WHAT WILL IT DO FOR THE WOMEN’S GAME?
A lot of the younger girls have been talking about it and they’re all so excited about the future and the competition. There has been a lot of chat about which teams they want to play for. It’s an opportunity for those players to show the country and the world what they can do. And with some of the games being shown on the BBC, it’s just a dream come true. It’s exactly what cricket needs.
WHICH ENGLAND PLAYER WOULD YOU SIGN FOR YOUR TEAM?
I’d have any of them! Nat Sciver is exceptionally good with the bat in T20 format and offers a lot with the ball as well. I’d go for an all-rounder like Nat, Heather Knight or Katherine Brunt.
AND AN OVERSEAS PLAYER?
Someone like Ash Gardner or Ellyse Perry would be good. Smitri Mandhana is a class batter in the shorter format, as is Harmanpreet Kaur.