Yet another Quadrangular series for Hong Kong and Nepal who will be joined by Japan and Tanzania to complete the set this time around. From format and broadcasting details to squads and schedule, here’s everything you need to know about the 2023 Hong Kong Women’s Quadrangular Series.
Tanzania has never faced Japan, Nepal, or Hong Kong in a Twenty20 International (T20I) before. While both Nepal and Japan have played T20Is against Hong Kong, they are set to face each other for the first time. Hosts Hong Kong, on the other hand, are familiar opponents, having previously played against Nepal and Japan.
Format: Hong Kong Women’s Quadrangular Series 2023
The Quadrangular series will follow the round-robin format, where all four teams will compete against each other once in league games. After the league stage, the two top seeds will advance to the Final, while the remaining two teams will compete in the 3rd place playoff.
Squads: Hong Kong Women’s Quadrangular Series 2023
Hong Kong Women’s Cricket Team
Kary Chan (C), Natasha Miles (VC), Alison Siu, Betty Chan, Dorothea Chan, Emma Lai, Elysa Hubbard, Iqra Sahar, Lemon Cheung, Mariko Hill, Maryam Bibi, Mya Gardner, Ruchitha Venkatesh, Shanzeen Shadzad
Following the Asian Games in September 2023, this will be Hong Kong’s first international series. The team faced a setback at the Games, losing its only contest to Malaysia and falling short of advancing to the knockouts. In the lead-up to this series, national team players participated in the Women’s All Stars T20 series. With the likes of Kary Chan, Betty Chan, Alison Siu, Maryam Bibi, and Natasha Miles, the squad of 14 promises to be highly competitive.
Tanzania Women’s Cricket Team
Hudaa Omary, Monica Iddi, Saum Mtae, Aisha Mohamed, Saum Borakambi, Neema Pius, Fatuma Kibasu (C), Mwanamvua Ushanga, Sheila Kizito, Shufaa Mohamed, Mwajabu Salumu, Saumu Hussen, Sophia Frank, Perice Kamunya
Tanzania’s most recent international outing dates back to April 2023, to the abandoned Final of the Victoria series. However, the national side’s players actively participated in the recently concluded inaugural Tanzania Women’s T20 Premier League. With top-ranked national players dominating the competition, not a lot of local talent has come through just yet. Looking ahead, as the tournament progresses, a few notable names from the inaugural edition could make a strong case for themselves.
This series holds great significance for Tanzania, especially with their upcoming participation in the ICC Africa Division 1 Qualifier in December. The team is eyeing a coveted slot in the Global Qualifier for the 2024 T20 World Cup. Boasting a mix of exciting young talent and seasoned players in red-hot form, including the likes of Fatuma Kibasu, Hudaa Omary, Neema Pius, Pierce Zakayo, Mwanamvua Ushanga, and Saum Mtae, Tanzania is a well-rounded and formidable side.
Nepal Women’s Cricket Team
Indu Barma (C), Bindu Rawal (VC), Rubina Chhetry, Sita Rana Magar, Ashmina Karmacharya, Kajol Shrestha, Kanchan Shrestha, Somu Bist, Puja Mahato, Roma Thapa, Sangita Rai, Khushi Dangol, Samjhana Khadka, Sony Pakhrin
In their most recent outing in September 2023, Nepal exited the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Region Qualifier in the Semi-Final. Nepal has made a significant change ahead of the Quadrangular series by appointing the promising 26-year-old all-rounder Indu Barma as the captain, succeeding the 29-year-old Rubina Chhetry after her impressive 11-year stint in the role that contributed to the team’s global recognition. With the experience of seasoned campaigners like Indu Barma, Rubina Chhetri, and Sita Rana Magar, the team has consistently punched above its weight.
Japan Women’s Cricket Team
Ahilya Chandel, Ayumi Fujikawa, Kiyo Fujikawa, Hinase Goto, Palak Gundecha, Ruan Kanai, Elena Kusuda-Nairn, Akari Nishimura, Meg Ogawa, Shrunali Ranade, Seika Sumi, Erika Toguchi-Quinn, Mai Yanagida (C), Nonoha Yasumoto
The team’s most recent outing was in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Region Qualifier, where they had a respectable showing with 3 wins and 3 losses in 6 games. Guided by Mai Yanagida and bolstered by standout performers like Erika Oda, Ahilya Chandel, and Nonoha Yasumoto, the upcoming series promises to offer valuable exposure to the team, particularly in their upcoming match against Tanzania.
Schedule: Hong Kong Women’s Quadrangular Series 2023
|Tanzania v Nepal||9:30 AM|
|Hong Kong v Japan||2:00 PM|
|Tanzania v Japan||9:30 AM|
|Hong Kong v Nepal||2:00 PM|
|Nepal v Japan||9:30 AM|
|Hong Kong v Tanzania||2:00 PM|
|Third Place Playoff||9:30 AM|
*All games of the Quadrangular series will be played out at the Hong Kong Cricket Club, Wong Nai Chung Gap.
Broadcast: Hong Kong Women’s Quadrangular Series 2023
All matches of the Quadrangular series will be live-streamed on FanCode and Cricket Hong Kong’s Facebook page.