Tahlia McGrath, an all-rounder for the Australian women’s team, expressed her familiarity with playing in packed stadiums after participating in the inaugural Women’s Premiere League (WPL) held in India earlier in March.
McGrath’s remarks precede Australia’s opening T20I match against England in the Women’s Ashes, scheduled for Saturday, July 1, at Edgbaston.
According to The Guardian, Edgbaston is poised to witness the highest attendance ever recorded for a women’s match in England, with nearly 20,000 tickets already sold for the first T20I. The previous attendance record stood at 14,000 when the Indian women’s team played against the hosts in an ODI at Lord’s on September 24.
McGrath, who represented UP Warriorz in the 2023 WPL, shared her experience of playing in front of large crowds in India. In an interview with cricket.com.au before the first T20I, McGrath expressed her excitement about the anticipated sell-out crowd, stating:
“We’re absolutely thrilled about that. We can’t wait. Playing in India has accustomed us to playing in front of crowds. Many of us participated in the WPL, and even the crowds at Trent Bridge during the one-off Test were really amazing. Playing in front of large crowds is what we truly enjoy.”