Women’s cricket will be a part of the upcoming Commonwealth Games that will be played in July in England this year. Eight teams will participate in the Commonwealth Games, out of which seven have already qualified. There is just one place for which the Qualifiers will be played among five teams. The five teams that will lock horns against each other for that one spot are Bangladesh, Kenya, Malaysia, Scotland and Sri Lanka. The Qualifiers will see T20 matches being played. Malaysia will host the event between January 18 and January 24. All the five teams have announced their squads.
Here’s a look at Scotland’s squad: Kathryn Bryce (c), Abbi Aitken-Drummond, Sarah Bryce (wk), Priyanaz Chatterji, Katherine Fraser, Lorna Jack, Ailsa Lister, Abtaha Maqsood, Megan McColl, Katie McGill, Hannah Rainey, Charis Scott, Rachel Slater, Ellen Watson
She is the captain of Scotland. She is an all-rounder, who is a right handed batter and a right arm speedster. She won the ICC Associate Women’s player of the decade for 2011-20. She has featured in 22 T20Is since making her debut in 2018. She has scored 547 runs in 20 innings, including three half centuries and scalped 24 wickets, including the best of 2-5.
She is a good all-rounder, who is a right handed batter and a right arm pacer. She has featured in 16 T20Is between 2018 and 2021. She has scored 39 runs in eight innings and accounted for four wickets in nine innings.
Sarah Bryce (wk):
She is a wicket-keeper and a right handed batter. She has been a part of 28T20Is for Scotland since 2018. She has muscled 628 runs at a strike rate of over 100. She has accounted for 40 dismissals behind the stumps, including 18 catches and 22 stumpings. She is a good player against spin.
She is a right arm seamer, who is also a handy lower middle order bat. She has represented Scotland in 26 T20Is since 2018. She has picked up 14 wickets in 24 innings, including the best of 3-5. She has also scored 125 runs in 16 innings.
She is one of the youngest players in the side and in 2019 when she made her international debut she was the youngest Scottish woman to do so. She has featured in 20 T20Is, scored 12 runs in four innings and picked up 25 wickets, including the best of 3-6. She is a right arm off spinner and a right handed batter.
She is a wicket-keeper and a right-handed batter. She has featured in 24 T20Is for Scotland since 2018. She has registered 269 runs in 23 innings, including one half century. She is also known to be safe behind the stumps.
She is a right handed batter, who made her international debut just last year that is in 2021. She has played four T20Is for Scotland and has scored 16 runs. Though she has had an ordinary start to her international career, she has a lot of potential to make it big at the highest level.
She is a right arm leg spinner who became a popular name in the world of women’s cricket after she was signed up by Birmingham Phoenix in the Hundred. She made her international debut in 2018 and since then featured in 22 T20Is. She has accounted for 26 wickets, including the best of 3-8. She also has a degree in dentistry.
She is a right arm quick, who has been a part of Scotland squad since 2019. She has played 16 T20Is and has picked up 10 wickets in 12 innings, including the best of 5-3. She has the best bowling figures in a T20I innings for a Scotland woman. With the bat, she has scored 52 runs in 11 innings.
She is a bowling all-rounder. She is a right arm seamer and a right handed batter. She has represented Scotland in 27 T20Is since her debut in 2018. She has picked up 28 wickets in 26 innings, including the best of 3-13. She has mustered 117 runs in 16 innings. She is more than a handy lower order bat.
She is a right arm speedster, who made her international debut in 2018. Since then she has featured in 14 T20Is and has picked up seven wickets in 13 innings, including the best of 2-7. She is also a right handed batter.
She is a right handed batter. She is relatively less experienced given that she has played just the three T20Is between 2019 and 2021. She has scored 12 runs in two innings. If given the opportunity she would look to make the most of it.
She is a right arm seamer and a right handed batter. She is yet to make her international debut. She was a part of the Northern Superchargers in the Hundred that was played last year in England.
She is relatively new to international cricket having made her debut in 2019 against Netherlands. Since then she has played nine T20Is and has scored 42 runs in six innings. She is a promising young talent. She is a wicket-keeper and a right-handed batter.
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