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England have winning need: Shrubsole

Anya Shrubsole insists England have the desire to win every match they play as they prepare to face New Zealand in the Women’s World Cup in Auckland.

Heather Knight’s side kept their slim semi-final hopes alive with a four-wicket victory over India at Mount Maunganui on Wednesday, but they still face an uphill battle for qualification after slumping to three successive defeats in their opening matches.

New Zealand have had similar mixed fortunes in the competition so far, having won two and lost three of their opening five matches and will also be pushing for victory to have a chance of progressing in the tournament.

Shrubsole insisted England were motivated following their first win of the competition against India.

“We want to win every game of cricket that we play, we’re here representing England and we have a huge amount of pride in that and we’re here to win every game that we play,” the England seam bowler said.

“So yes we’re obviously motivated but I wouldn’t say we’re necessarily more motivated than the three games that we lost and the three games that we’re about to play.

“We’re motivated by wanting to put some things right that we feel like we haven’t achieved in this tournament so far and everyone will individually have their own motivation.”

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