Shrubsole’s response is straightforward. “The one thing I think is potentially unfair is the constant comparison between [men and women’s sport],” she said.
“We are never going to bowl as fast or hit the ball as hard because we physically can’t. There’s nothing we can do about that – men and women are biologically different.
“Just because we can’t do that, doesn’t mean there’s any less skill involved. The same with 100-metre sprinters – biologically, the two can’t compete in the same field.
So, what do we do about those who are genetically on the one side here but want to bat for the other?