Regarding future Diamonds (and I presume you are talking mid court and defence as the shooting end is quite youthful): There are younger upcoming players in the Diamonds training environment, involved in camps etc, they also play in the best professional league in the world against very high quality opposition. Some are already in the Diamonds squad. The Diamonds approach to getting a test cap is very different. You really have to earn that spot in the 12 and caps aren’t given out lightly. A big contrast to how the roses approaches their NZ series last year.
Regarding the roses, while I think there is a lot of reliance on Cardwell and Housby, I think England was found wanting in the midcourt again. If England are going to keep playing Metcalf against Australia I don’t think it will work for them. I thought Glasgow did some good things, but needed to be more solid on the shot. She shoots so well from range too and I don’t think we saw that.