England captain Heather Knight says her side is embracing the ‘added nerves’ ahead of their World Cup semi-final match against South Africa in Bristol on Tuesday.
The hosts topped the eight-team group to seal a fourth match in the tournament at the County Ground against the fourth-placed Proteas.
Three-time world champions England defeated South Africa by 68 runs in their group game as the teams hit the highest-ever aggregate score of 678 on the same pitch on July 5.
England captain Heather Knight says they welcome ‘added nerves’ ahead of their semi-final
The hosts topped the eight-team group and face South Africa in Bristol on Tuesday
Three-time world champions England defeated South Africa by 68 runs in their group game
Lizelle Lee: The 25-year-old South African opener packs a punch at the top of the order and is a danger to England if she gets going.
Lee smashed 92 off just 65 balls, including 7 sixes, to lead her side to an impressive victory against India in the group stages.
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Kapp has taken 12 wickets in the World Cup so far, with best figures of 4-14.
‘We’re quite relaxed and the girls have been going about their business with a lot of purpose today,’ the 26-year-old said.
‘There will be added nerves tomorrow because it’s a semi-final but we wouldn’t be human if that wasn’t the case.’
A disappointing semi-final loss to Australia in the World T20 in March 2016 brought about a sea of change to England, with former skipper Charlotte Edwards retiring as coach Mark Robinson