Monday, 15 April 2013

Coach Mark Lane believes England

Coach Mark Lane believes England need more big hitters following their exit from the World Cup.The defending champions saw opening bowlers Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole impress in India.But they failed to match the powerful batting of some of their rivals, managing just three sixes in the tournament so far."We are looking for players that can hit the ball a long way," Lane told BBC Sport.Play mediaCannot play media. You do not have the correct version of the flash player. Download the correct versionWomen's cricket World Cup: England 'loss' heartbreaking"We have players who can hit sixes but we need more, especially when we play on good surfaces."Brunt and Shrubsole combined to take 25 wickets between them, with Lane acknowledging the work both have done with Warkwickshire bowling coach Graeme Welch."As much that Brunt and Shrubsole bowled quickly, they bowled with skill, which has been the key," added Lane, who presided over England's 2009 World Cup and World Twenty20 successes."We are trying to stay ahead of the game, we do a lot of preparation against boys, putting our girls out of their comfort zone."While Shrubsole and Brunt are two of the three top wicket-takers in the tournament, not one of England's batters have managed more than 200 runs.

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