England bowler Lauren Bell believes their best is yet to come as they look to build on two famous series victories over Australia in the summer.
A first tour to India since 2019 awaits Bell and her team-mates as they step up preparations for next year’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.
Despite narrowly failing to regain the Ashes earlier this year, England beat the world champions in both the T20 and ODI legs of the multi-format series to draw 8-8 overall in a contest England captain Heather Knight labelled “the best series there’s ever been in the history of the women’s game.”
In front of record crowds, England stood toe-to-toe with one of the most dominant teams in recent sporting history and won four of their last five matches against Australia.
Now they turn their attention to one of cricket’s greatest challenges, winning in India.
Bell is likely to be a key part of England’s attack across three T20s and a Test match and is confident they can continue to improve quickly.
Whilst spin is likely to play a huge part for India, with world number one bowler Sophie Ecclestone back in both squads after successful shoulder surgery, England’s attack features exciting pace options including Lauren Filer, 22, and 17-year-old Mahika Gaur.
Despite also being just 22 herself, Bell has already made 22 international appearances across all formats and is relishing being part of a bowling group that has wicket-taking at the forefront of their plans.