Chaya Mughal to lead UAE’s squad in Emerging Asia Cup 2023

The team for the forthcoming Emerging Women’s Asia Cup has been announced by the Emirates Cricket Board. The UAE team will be led by Chhaya Mughal. Since 2021, she has served as the UAE cricket team’s captain.

Chaya Mughal to lead UAE's squad in Emerging Asia Cup 2023. PC: Twitter
Chaya Mughal to lead UAE’s squad in Emerging Asia Cup 2023. PC: Twitter

This month, Hong Kong will host the inaugural Women’s Asia Cup. Its first edition was recently announced by the Asian Cricket Council. The competition will have eight different countries competing. Five of them are full members, and the remaining three are associate members.

There are two groups of four teams each. UAE has been assigned to Group B with Malaysia, Bangladesh A, and Sri Lanka A. India A, Pakistan A, Thailand A, and the host nation, Hong Kong, make up Group A.

On June 12 at the Tin Kwon Road Ground, UAE will face Sri Lanka A in their opening game. On June 14 and 16, respectively, they will play against Malaysia and Bangladesh A in their remaining group-stage games.

UAE Women’s Squad for ACC Emerging Asia Cup:

Chaya Mughal (captain), Esha Rohit Oza (vice-captain), Archara Supriya, Avanee Sunil Patel, Indhuja Nandakumar, Judit Jose Peter (wicketkeeper), Kavisha Kumari, Khushi Mohan Sharma, Rinitha Rajith, Sanchin Singh, Samaira Dharnidharka, Siya Gokhale, Theertha Satish and Vaishnave Mahesh.

The recent form of the team has been quite average with three wins in their last nine matches. They have participated in a quadrangular series and Victoria Women’s T20 series recently.

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In both of these series, they finished third on the points table failing to qualify for the finals. Their batters have scored good runs in both tournaments, Kavisha and Theertha have been the top run scorers.

The UAE women’s cricket team has made incredible strides in recent years, putting on a number of standout performances against challenging opponents. The team’s batting line-up has excelled, with batters like Esha Oza and Kavisha Kumari frequently putting in strong performances.

However, the team still needs to work hard to become a well-rounded unit. Despite the areas of improvement, the team’s consistent form and impressive performance make them a team to watch out for.

(Inputs from ESPN Cricinfo)

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