Scotland Women’s Cricket Team with be looking to start 2022 how they left off last year. They were in the piping-hot form in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier in Spain held during August, winning every single game they played. They won all their 4 games emphatically and topped the table in the Europe Qualifier which helped qualify for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier. The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier is scheduled to take place this summer after it was abandoned due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. A win in this will be their ticket to the biggest stage, the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.
However, for now, their focus will be on the Commonwealth Qualifying games being held in Kuala Lumpur in which they will be facing Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Bangladesh and out of all the teams only one will qualify for the Birmingham Games 2022.
Let’s take a look at their squad of 14 players that have been selected with captain Kathryn Bryce at the helm.
Kathyrn Bryce (c),
Sarah Bryce (wk),
Mark Coles (Head Coach), Gemaal Hussain (Asst Coach), Sue Strachan (Team Manager), Charlotte Dalton-Howells (S&C and Analyst), Lorna Flanagan (Physio)
The team looks promising and full of talent. Here is what the Scotland captain Kathryn Bryce has to say: “We’re really looking forward to testing ourselves against teams like Sri Lanka and Bangladesh who’ve been near the top of the world stage for a long time.
“We’ve seen some good progression during our preparation for the tournament so far and while we know it’s going to be challenging, I believe that we are ready and we are going into the tournament with the goal of winning.”
The stakes are high and all teams will be playing to win but with their performances in the ICC qualifier, they are favourites to make it to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The tournament starts on 18th January 2022. Here are the Scotland fixtures-
18th January: Scotland v Malaysia (1:30 am GMT or7:00 am IST)
19th January: Scotland v Sri Lanka (1:30 am GMT or 7:00 am IST)
22nd January: Scotland v Kenya (1:30 am GMT or 7:00 am IST)
23rd January: Scotland v Bangladesh (1:30 am GMT or 7:00 am IST)
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