England’s defense already on thin ice – match against South Africa is crunch time | Sports

It is fair to say that England’s defense of their World Cup title has not gone to plan. Only two games in, and they are already in the position of being unable to afford another slip-up.

After losing to Australia and West Indies, England face South Africa this evening with some selection decisions to make and a desperate need to cut out the basic errors that have cost them in their opening round-robin matches.

There has been a leveling up in women’s cricket since Heather Knight’s team triumphed at Lord’s in a thrilling win against India in 2017, although given the level of investment in women’s cricket in England, compared with some of the other seven countries taking part in New Zealand , qualifying for the

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