England one-day skipper Paul Collingwood is tipping Harrow's Beth Morgan to land the inaugural women's Twenty20 World Cup crown.
The men and women's teams will play side by side for the first time in a major competition as England prepares to host the second ever Twenty20 World Cup next June.
Morgan, 26, has already featured for England in a crushing win against the West Indies in July and will be hoping to put down a sizeable selection marker when South Africa and India arrive on home soil later this summer.
And Collingwood, who has 145 ODI caps, is relishing the prospect of both England's men and women going for glory.
The 27-year-old all-rounder, said: "Next year's World Twenty20 will be a unique event as fans have the opportunity to watch both the England men's and the England women's team fight it out for the title of world champions.
"The prospect of having both England teams playing alongside each other in the finals at Lord's is a mouth-watering one."
Morgan, a former Nower Hill High School pupil, has an impressive strike rate of more than a run a ball from her seven Twenty20 international appearances to date.
And with four more Twenty20 matches due in the next six weeks, Morgan is setting her sights on nailing down a World Cup place already.
"Having the Twenty20 World Cup at home is fantastic and it's a great idea to schedule it at the same time as the men," Morgan said.
"There's more and more interest in the game because of the Twenty20 success and that can only be good for women's cricket.
"In women's cricket the emphasis has always been on one-day cricket because we aren't professionals but Twenty20 is a great game to play in.
"Playing in the World Cup at home will be a great occasion and I want to make sure I'm part of it." [25a0] Watch England Women in action in the NatWest Women's Series at various grounds across the country. Visit www.ecb.co.uk/womens for more details.