World ODI record beckons for Aus women

Meg Lanning says there hasn't been much talk about her side breaking the Australian ODI win streak.
Meg Lanning says there hasn't been much talk about her side breaking the Australian ODI win streak.

History beckons for Australia in Wednesday's one-day international against Sri Lanka but Meg Lanning says the side's simple plans mean it hasn't been addressed.

An 18th-straight win in the format would see Lanning's outfit pass the Belinda Clark side's mighty streak of the late 1990s, with the two teams currently sharing the world record for consecutive women's ODI wins.

Lanning lauded the impact of Clark's side on the current crop but said the record hadn't dominated internal discussion this week.

"They were one of the great teams; the players who played in that era set the foundation for where we are today (as professionals)," the captain said.

"We talk about that, recognising what's come before us.

"There's some amazing players (in that side), so to be winning a similar amount of games as them is a special achievement but it's not something we've actually spoken about.

"The media have been talking about it a fair bit, we're trying to win every game ... it's a good habit to get into, winning."

Australia have already sewn up the three-match series with comfortable wins in Brisbane on Saturday and Monday, while their last ODI loss came against England in October 2017.

Contributions have come from all corners, with debutante Heather Graham the latest to chime in on Monday with a wicket as Jess Jonassen (4-31) and Rachael Haynes (118) starred.

"The ODI format's been our best format and we've got a good game plan and the squad we've got together is great as well," Lanning said.

"We feel comfortable with that format and hopefully we can continue to win."

Australian Associated Press