'Something special': Australia already focusing on home T20 defence
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'Something special': Australia already focusing on home T20 defence

Australia's women's cricketers have already set their sights on winning their first home World Cup in more than three decades when the next global Twenty20 carnival rolls around.

The Australians will get the chance to defend their newly reclaimed title on home soil when they host the Twenty20 World Cup as a stand-alone tournament in February and March of 2020.

The tournament was being spoken about by some players less than an hour after they lifted the trophy in Antigua on Sunday (AEDT), such is their desire to remain the world's No.1 team.

Australia's women have not won a global trophy at home since 1988 - with the 2009 World Cup the only major tournament hosted Down Under in the past three decades.

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Ellyse Perry is the sole survivor from the 2009 tournament, where Australia recorded their lowest-ever finish of fourth.

"There are a lot of exciting things on the horizon for us in terms of the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2020, that's an amazing opportunity for us to put on a great show," Perry said.

Meg Lanning celebrates the moment of victory.

Meg Lanning celebrates the moment of victory.Credit:AFP

"This is the first stepping stone towards that. But for what it is right now this is absolutely brilliant and an exciting point in the evolution of our team.

"There is a real feeling that the sky is the limit for our group and we want to take the game and things we want to do on and off the field."

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Working in Australia's favour is that all their squad could still be available to defend their title, with Rachael Haynes the oldest player at 31.

More immediately, the squad will return to Australia on Wednesday night before the weekend's opening round of Women's Big Bash League.

They then host New Zealand in the Rose Bowl one-day series next February and March, before their Twenty20 title defence and the ODI World Cup in 2021 in New Zealand.

"Hopefully this [World Twenty20] win is sort of the start of something," captain Meg Lanning said.

"I've got no doubt that this group is capable of something special.

"The T20 World Cup is in Australia in 2020, which is going to be massive.

"So I think we've shown that we can be the world's best team.

"But we're very keen to make sure we're very consistent and continue to win as many games as we can."

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