Ashes glory is long overdue for Australian captain Jodie Fields, but she's confident her barren run will end this summer.
Fields is yet to win an Ashes campaign, but the talented wicketkeeper gets another chance at redemption when the Australian women's cricket team host England in a series consisting of a Test, three one-dayers and three Twenty20s.
In 2009, Fields was part of the Southern Stars unit that failed to regain the Ashes in a one-off Test in England.
Then when Australia won back the urn in 2011, Fields was nursing a serious hamstring injury that kept her off the international scene for almost two years.
Last year heaped more Ashes heartache on the 29-year-old, who was part of the side that lost to England 12 points to four in the new-look series that was played across all three formats.
That series defeat was on enemy soil, and came at a time when the Stars were effectively in their off-season.
This time the roles are reversed, with England making the trek to Australia on the back of limited match practice.
The series will again be split over three formats, and Fields is hoping for a happier ending this time around.
"I remember standing there at Southampton when we lost the Ashes last year. It hurt. It was hard to watch them win the trophy," Fields said ahead of this summer's series-opening Test, starting at the WACA on Friday.
"There's definitely a burning ambition inside to lead the side to victory.
"I know that we can do it if we all back each other and support each other.
"I missed 18 months when I ripped my hamstring off the bone.
"So that was pretty devastating. But I got through the hard part and I'm back now. Leading the side is a great thing."
Fields, who boasts a Test average of 91.66, said Australia were desperate to win the four-day WACA Test, which is worth six points.
Two points are on offer for each one-dayer and T20 clash.
The WACA is renowned for its pace and bounce, but Fields said her team's speedsters weren't planning to unleash a bouncer barrage.
"It's really important that we still bowl full," Fields said.
"You can get carried away with the bounce at the WACA, even in women's cricket.
"It's something that's spoken about in our bowling group."