Australian captain Meg Lanning is excited about the standalone ICC T20 World Cup coming to Australia in 2020.
The fixtures for the T20 World Cup were revealed in Sydney on Tuesday.
It will be the first time, the women’s T20 World Cup is held as a standalone event in the same year as the men's and in the same country.
"It's really exciting to play in the home World Cup. I'm sure it will come around quickly and hopefully everyone gets behind us," Lanning said.
"We are excited about the standalone competition. It's the right time to take that next step and we can't wait to get into it."
Australia have been drawn in Group A alongside India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. It's similar to the pool they faced at the recent World Twenty20 in the West Indies, where they finished second behind India in the group stages.
After taking home their fourth T20 World Cup in November, they are the favourites to take a second consecutive title out on home soil but Lanning is already keeping a lid on expectations.
"As we found out with the World Cup just gone, there are no easy games so it's great for the women's game," she said.
"There is no doubt there is going to be big pressure, obviously the reigning Champions as well, we look forward to that and we are going to have to make sure we are prepared for that.
"World Cups are hard to win and it's hard to get to the semi-finals and finals.
"We have a tough group stage and we are looking forward to that challenge."
The tournament will take place from February 21 – March 8 2020 with the final to take place at the MCG and will be the first T20 World Cup on Australian soil.
The match at the MCG is a groundbreaking opportunity to set a new world record for attendance at a women’s sporting fixture which is currently sitting at 92,000.