Sarah Glenn is proud to have played a key role for England during their series win over the West Indies, and says performing at the Incora™ County Ground made the experience even more memorable.
Having taken seven wickets at an average of 12.00 across five Vitality IT20 fixtures, the Derbyshire-born leg-spinner picked up the Player of the Series award, as England won 5-0.
Glenn admits that she was initially nervous to step out and perform for her country in her home county, but the 21-year-old is delighted with how the series went as a whole.
“It was just so special to play international cricket in Derby,” said Glenn.
“In the first game, I was so nervous, I was actually shaking before I went out onto the field because it was my first game after a long time and there’s always the thought of ‘have I still got it?’.
“You have to back your own skills, but I wanted to do really well because I knew people from home were watching and I put a lot of pressure on myself.
“Once I stepped out onto the field, my head cleared and I just really enjoyed my cricket. I was playing with a smile on my face, moving up the order gave me a confidence boost, because I know the team are backing my batting.
“To win Player of the Series really topped it off, but to do it in Derby was just really special.”
Despite only making her international debut in December 2019, Glenn has quickly become a key member of the England team, even earning a place in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia earlier this year.
With 18 international appearances already to her name, Glenn is eager to keep learning and developing her game at the highest level.
“It’s been crazy, really,” She added.
“With the pandemic happening, we were lucky to even play this year, but it’s been a whirlwind because I didn’t make my international debut that long ago, so I’m just trying to enjoy these moments.
“I think I have gained the most experience from listening to others and seeing how they do things. To be working with such high-quality players and coaches is a really good learning experience for me.
“I want to keep performing well, and I think the best way to do that is to expose myself to new things, new people and just learn off them.”
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