Women’s cricket is all set to mark its debut at the Commonwealth Games on the 29th of July in Birmingham, England. The tournament will see 12 league stage games followed by 4 knockout games with the medal games set to be played on the 7th of August. The tournament will be played in the Twenty20 format and will feature 8 nations divided into two groups with India, Australia, Pakistan and Barbados in group A and England, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka in other, group B.
Barbados placed in group A play their opening game against Pakistan on the 29th of July in the evening hours. Below are Team Barbados fixtures against the opponents in the league and knockout rounds.
|DATE||OPPOSITION||TIME (BARBADOS)||TIME (UK)||VENUE|
|29-Jul-22||Pakistan||1:00 PM||6:00 PM||Edgbaston|
|31-Jul-22||Australia||1:00 PM||6:00 PM||Edgbaston|
|03-Aug-22||India||6:00 AM||11:00 AM||Edgbaston|
|DATE||MATCH||TIME (BARBADOS)||TIME (UK)||VENUE|
|06-Aug-22||semi-final 1||6:00 AM||11:00 AM||Edgbaston|
|06-Aug-22||semi-final 2||1:00 PM||6:00 PM||Edgbaston|
|07-Aug-22||Bronze medal||5:00 AM||10:00 AM||Edgbaston|
|07-Aug-22||Gold medal match||12:00 PM||5:00 PM||Edgbaston|
BARBADOS SQUAD FOR THE GAMES :
Hayley Matthews (C), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shanika Bruce, Shai Carrington, Shaunte Carrington, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Keila Elliott, Trishan Holder, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Alisa Scantlebury, Shakera Selman, Tiffany Thorpe, Aaliyah Williams.
The team will be representing the West Indies at the Games. Barbados has got a few international stars and a lot of rookies in the mix. It’ll be a seriously big achievement if they happen to get past the league stage games.
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR
Opener, Deandra Dottin is one of the best batters in world cricket in the shortest format holding the record for the fastest 100 in this format. The all-rounder in her has struggled in the recent past, but now is coming strong.
Skipper and all-rounder, Hayley Matthews has been a few of West Indies’ in-form players in recent times. She’s been on a good run with both bat and ball in hand. Hayley has got a century to her name and 4 fifties to her name. Batting with a strike rate of over 100, Hayley Matthews has got over 1000 runs and 58 wickets with best figures of 4/10.
Pacer, Shamilia Connell is a good fast bowler who’s a wicket-taker. She’s had a good run lately in various tournaments with figures of 1/16, 0/23 and 0/16. Connell has picked up 49 innings in 35 wickets with the best wickets of 3/14.
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