We have psychological advantage over Australia in WC final : West Indies skipper

Merissa Aguilleira

Having led the West Indies to their maiden ICC Women's World Cup final, skipper Merissa Aguilleira today said her team has a psychological edge over Australia in tomorrow's summit clash after their shock eight-run win over the same opponents in the last Super Six stage game.

"We will have a psychological advantage over them. I must say, for that game, everything went wrong for us in the morning. We had a few players falling ill and one of the players got injured and had to pull out at the last minute," said Aguilleira on the eve of the day-night final to be held at the Brabourne Stadium tomorrow.

"I think it was God who saw us through that game and we are really thankful for it. It's a big accomplishment for us and we have to grab hold of it," she said.

The 27-year-old wicketkeeper-batter said winning the trophy would mean a lot for the people back home.

"It would mean so much for them that we can bring home this trophy. We believe, once we keep ourselves in order and really bring forth our A game, that will be possible for them," she said.

She conceded that the five-time champions Australia would be a tough team to beat and the Caribbean side will have to bring out their best game.

"Well, its good that we have seen them. The more wesee them, the better idea we will have how they play. I guess it is more for us to analyse.

"It will be on the lines of us to bowl them and really accomplish something big for the people of the Caribbean as well. I guess it is good opportunity to play against them again. They are wonderful team so we definitely have to bring out our A game," Aguilleira said.

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