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Sciver Set For Landmark England Appearance

Published: 14th June, 2018

England all-rounder and Surrey Stars captain Nat Sciver can’t wait to make her 50th One-Day International appearance in the deciding match with South Africa on Friday.

After making her debut in 2013, Sciver has packed a lot in her 49 ODI caps so far scoring 1301 runs and taking 32 wickets. The 25-year-old played a key role in England’s World Cup triumph in 2017 before being named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year earlier this year.

Reflecting on her time with the national side, Sciver said: “I’m really excited to make it to 50 ODI caps. It’s come round pretty quickly, actually. With the World Cup last year we managed to play quite a few ODIs.

“It’s an exciting day and hopefully I’ll be able to put in a good performance. It’s always special to reach a landmark like that and it would make a victory and a series win that bit sweeter.”

Sciver started the summer in incredible form for Surrey Women, scoring 180* in just 98 balls against Derbyshire, but she has struggled in the two matches of this series so far; currently tied at 1-1.

She’s determined to bounce back at Canterbury after seeing her Surrey Stars teammate Sarah Taylor hit a century, stating: “Sometimes it’s not your day but I’d love to end this series with a good showing with bat and ball.

“It’s brilliant to see the team come back from the first defeat and to see Sarah [Taylor] and Tammy [Beaumont] perform as excellently as they did throughout the World Cup. And then the bowlers backed it up, which was great.”

We’ll have updates from England’s final ODI with South Africa on Twitter at @surreycricket.

You can book your tickets to see the likes of Sciver, Taylor and South Africa stars Marizanne Kapp, Lizelle Lee and Dane van Niekerk play for Surrey Stars in this year’s Kia Super League by clicking here.

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