Australia united in bid to return to former glories in netball Quad Series

Australia united in bid to return to former glories in netball Quad Series

Australia coach Stacey Marinkovich is netball’s great number-cruncher, someone who pores over complex statistics and makes data-driven decisions. But heading into a four-Test Quad Series in London this weekend – which will bring the Diamonds’ total international preparation for this year’s Commonwealth Games to just eight games in two years – the equation for Marinkovich is simple. She has 240 minutes of pressure cooker match-play against England, New Zealand, and South Africa to get her new-look, relatively inexperienced side firing and at least signalling an intention to reclaim three lost crowns – their Commonwealth and World Cup titles and the Constellation Cup. Following strict Covid protocols which began with the Australians effectively locking down from Christmas onwards, the Diamonds will take on the world champion Ferns, reigning Commonwealth gold medallist …
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