We certainly aren't complacent: Meg Lanning ahead of Women's T20 World Cup

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Australia women's captain, Meg Lanning says her side is hungry as ever and they prepare for the upcoming women's T20 World Cup, schedule to take place next month in South Africa.

Australia had a great preparation for the World Cup, with a series thumping win over Pakistan women. However, the final T20I was abandoned due to persistent rain without a ball being bowled.

The players never entered the field as the rain god had some other plans. Eventually, the home team sealed the series 2-0, and are riding high on confidence ahead of the mega event next month.

Australia will be flying out to South Africa on Tuesday, and will play two-warm up games against India and Ireland.

After the series conclusion with Pakistan, Lanning stated that her side won't get complacent when the World Cup commences.

"We're very aware there's a lot of good teams out there who are chasing the same amount of success; we certainly aren't complacent in any way," she said. 

"We have high expectations on ourselves...we're a very driven, very competitive group so that naturally lends itself to big tournaments like this where you need to be at your best."

Australian keeper-opener, Alyssa Healy, who was dealing with an injury is striking the ball well, and is on the flight to South Africa. Lanning is confident that Healy will recover in time for Australia's first game.

"She's striking well, it's all going to plan...I assume if she can, she'll play some of those practice games over there," Lanning said. "She's a very entertaining batter who takes the game on, puts the opposition under pressure from ball one, that's an important part of T20 cricket."

The Women's T20 World Cup commences from February 10.

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