Meg Lanning is ready to embrace increased scrutiny on the Australian side as the pressure builds during their Twenty20 World Cup defence.
The Australian captain says an increase in debate and critical analysis of the national team is a sign of genuine engagement during their campaign on home soil.
The pressure cooker was turned up when the hosts dropped their tournament opener to effectively leave Australia facing a must-win scenario for the remainder of their matches.
Now Lanning and her comrades have a chance to offset some of the heat against Bangladesh at Manuka Oval on Thursday night.
But there is no chance they will stick their heads in the sand to get away from the outside noise, with Lanning adamant scrutiny is a positive sign during the rise of women's sport.
"Absolutely, it just shows where the game is at and the interest, and that people want us to do well," Lanning said.
"It's a great sign. Obviously you want to be playing excellent cricket and have everything going your way.
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"The reality is it doesn't happen in World Cups, and you've got to be able to fight your way through difficult periods.
"In the past, and we saw the other night, this group has really embraced the pressure and played well in big moments before.
"Heading into this World Cup, we knew there was going to be pressure. That's what happens at big tournaments.
"It's nothing we weren't expecting, and we've played well in the past when we're under the pump.
"The excitement levels, the confidence levels within the team are high."
Lanning says a niggling shoulder injury won't be enough to derail Ellyse Perry's campaign and she is confident the Australian side can ride the coat tails of resurgent wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy as they hunt for successive titles.
"[Healy is] a world class player and has been for a long time now. Twenty20 cricket especially, it's very fickle," Lanning said.
"You can be in-form one day and out the next. We always felt like she would come back really strongly."