Australian Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander has said Australia will have a fight on their hands when they take on England in the gold medal match this afternoon at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre.
It will be the first time England and Australia have faced each other in a final at the Commonwealth Games after England came away with a dramatic victory against Jamaica yesterday afternoon.
After a Quad Series clean sweep in January from the Diamonds, where they came away with a 50-46 win against England but the Games have seen New Zealand go unbeaten throughout each Pool match including a win over the Silver Ferns to see them top their Pool.
"The coaches and I watched the second quarter and third quarter and clearly Jamaica were on top then so we really need to look at the last quarter closely," Alexander said.
"They are clearly fighters, that's what you have on your hands with England.
"It's a credit to them to come from behind to beat Jamaica like that," she said.
Australia goes into the match as the reigning gold medalist from Glasgow but Alexander said the Diamonds won't go into the match thinking they need to defend their title.
"I think if you defend it then you get yourself stuck," she said
"In this next game we are looking to improve again, we showed that in the first three quarters and we've got some more improvement to come in us," Alexander added.