Which Players will participate in FairBreak Global Cricket Tournament 2022?

The concept of “FairBreak” was introduced in 2013 under the name Women’s International Cricket League (WICL). The initial thought process behind “FairBreak” was to provide more opportunities and remuneration to women cricketers. Gradually, the “FairBreak” movement envisioned a world where people have fair and equal access to opportunities that enable them to succeed in their chosen endeavor, independent of gender or geographical location. Cricket is used as a primary vehicle to achieve the objective of equality.

 

Danielle Wyatt and Bismah Maroof to play in FairBreak Invitational Tournament.
Danielle Wyatt and Bismah Maroof to play in FairBreak Invitational Tournament.

 

In its first, FairBreak Global has announced an invitational women’s T20 tournament that will be played in Dubai between May 1 and May 15, 2022. It will be the world’s first privately funded tournament in women’s cricket history. Six teams will participate in the competition and 19 matches will be played across the 15 days. These six teams will have women cricketers from different parts of the world, comprising 35 Countries around the World.

Player profile

Geetika Kodali (USA):

The teenager from the USA will be a part of FairBreak Global 2022 tournament that will be played in Hong Kong. She is a right hand bat and right arm seamer. She recently featured in the ICC Women’s T20 America Qualifiers and ICC Women’s World Cup Global Qualifiers. She has played six T20Is so far, scored 31 runs and picked up three wickets.

Maryam Bibi (Hong Kong):

She is a right arm seamer, having made her international debut for Hong Kong in 2019. She has represented Hong Kong in nine T20Is and has accounted for two wickets. Recently, she featured in the ICC Women’s World T20 Asia Qualifiers.

Babette de Leede (Netherlands):

The Dutch cricketer is a wicket-keeper bat. She has been playing international cricket since 2018. She has played 28 T20Is and has scored 329 runs, including a couple of half centuries. Behind the stumps, she is a safe house. She has 22 dismissals, including 11 stumpings and as many catches.

Deandra Dottin (West Indies):

The star all-rounder from West Indies is a swashbuckling opening bat and more than handy right arm seamer. She is a seasoned campaigner having played 124 T20Is, scored 2681 runs and picked up 61 wickets. She has been playing international cricket for more than 13 years.

Britney Cooper (West Indies):

She is a right hand middle order bat from Trinidad, who has played for West Indies in 73 T20Is since 2009. She has scored 608 runs and also has one T20I half century to her name. She was also a part of the winning squad that won the 2016 Women’s T20 World Cup in India.

Roberta Moretti Avery (Brazil):

The Brazilian all-rounder has been playing international cricket since 2018. She has featured in 16 T20Is. The right hand batter has mustered 608 runs, including one half century. The right arm speedster has accounted for 15 wickets, including the best of 3-1.

Anju Gurung (Bhutan):

The left arm quick from Bhutan has played nine T20I matches and has claimed 10 wickets. She made her international debut in 2019. She is a promising talent and has the ability to scale greater heights if given the opportunities and exposure.

Sterre Kalis (Netherlands):

The Dutch all-rounder is an upcoming talent, who has the ability to contribute with both bat and ball. She made her international debut in 2018 and since then has represented the Netherlands in 17 T20Is. The right hand batter has scored 556 runs, including one century and two half centuries. With the ball, the right arm speedster has four wickets.

Sindhu Sriharsha (USA):

The former India A and India U-21 player, who now represents the USA, will captain one of the teams in the FairBreak Global Tournament 2022. Captaincy will not be new to her since she leads the USA team. The Bangalore-born cricketer is an opening bat and wicket-keeper. She has played 14 T20Is for the USA, scored 159 runs and accounted for nine dismissals behind the stumps.

Mariko Hill (Hong Kong):

The all-rounder, who represents Hong Kong, made her international debut in 2019 and since then played 20 T20Is. The right hand batter has registered 296 runs and bowling right arm medium pace struck seven wickets.

Kary Chan (Hong Kong):

She is the captain of the Hong Kong team. The left arm spinner has claimed 30 wickets in 20 T20Is that she has played 2019 and 2021. The wily spinner has the ability to bowl in consistent lines and lengths for longer periods of time. With the bat, she has 317 runs at an average of almost 20 and strike rate of 85.

Ruchitha Venkatesh (Hong Kong):

She represents Hong Kong at the international level. She is a right arm off spinner, who has picked up eight wickets in 18 T20Is. With the bat, she is more than handy. She has scored 74 runs in 14 innings at an average of 11. Though she was born in India, she immediately moved to Hong Kong, where she was raised.

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Sana Mir (Pakistan):

The former captain of Pakistan will lead one of the teams in FairBreak Global Tournament 2022. She is vastly experienced having played 106 T20Is. She has muscled 802 runs and claimed 89 wickets. She is a right hand batter and right arm off spinner. In 2020, she announced retirement from international cricket.

Marizanne Kapp (South Africa):

The South African all-rounder has the reputation of playing in different leagues like the WBBL, the Hundred, etc. She is a prolific all-rounder, who has made some useful contributions with both bat and ball. In her career of 84 T20Is so far, she has smashed 1046 runs and picked up 66 wickets.

Shamilia Connell (West Indies)

The West Indian speedster is an experienced international player having been around in the international circuit since 2014. She has featured in 96 international matches, including 45 ODIs and 51 T20Is and has claimed 63 wickets. She is quick and has the reputation of bowling disciplined lines and lengths. She is a good new-ball bowler.

Georgia Redmayne (Australia):

Australia’s wicket-keeper bat was a part of the Australian squad for the India series that was played in September-October last year. However she is yet to make her international debut. In the recently concluded WBBL (Women’s Big Bash League), she was the fifth highest run-getter with 437 runs from 14 matches, including five half centuries. She is an attacking left handed opening bat and wicket-keeper.

Diviya GK (Singapore):

She is a right handed bat and right arm off spinner who has featured in 12 T20Is for Singapore. She was a part of FairBreak set up in 2018. The former Singapore captain is also the first female to play against men in the men’s leagues in Singapore. She has played across different parts of the world like in Australia, South AFrica and the Netherlands. Her uncle, Stacey Muruthi was the former captain of Singapore men’s cricket team.

Mary-Anne Musonda (Zimbabwe):

The captain of Zimbabwe became the first female cricketer of Zimbabwe to score an international century. She achieved the feat against Ireland last year. She is a right handed batter and has featured in 8 ODIs and 21 T20Is so far, after making her international debut in 2019.

Fatima Sana (Pakistan):

The right arm speedster from Pakistan will join her countrymate Sana Mir in the tournament. She made her international debut in 2019 and since then has represented Pakistan in 22 international matches, including 15 ODIs and 7 T20Is. She has scalped 28 wickets. Apart from her bowling she is more than a handy lower order bat. On the back of her good performances, she has been nominated for 2021 ICC ODI Player of the Year.

Selina Solman (Vanuatu)

She is the captain of Vanuatu team. She has been a part of Fairbreak since 2016. She won the player of the match in the first Paul Getty XI fixture in Wormsley, UK. At the international level, she has featured in 11 T20Is, scored 99 runs and picked up 11 wickets. She is a right-handed batter and a right arm seamer.

Diana Baig (Pakistan)

She is a right-arm pacer, who plays her international cricket for Pakistan. She is a new ball bowler. She has been playing international cricket since 2015. Apart from playing cricket, she also plays football for Pakistan.

Kimberley Garth (Ireland)

She is an Irish all-rounder, who is a right-handed batter and a right-arm speedster. She was a part of the WBBL last year where she represented Melbourne Stars. She was impressive with both bat and ball. For Ireland, she has played 51 T20Is, scored 762 runs and accounted for 42 wickets. She is also an excellent fielder.

Marizanne Kapp (South Africa)

She is the number one all-rounder in the world in WODIs. She is also the world’s number four bowler in WODIs. The South-African all-rounder is one of the best in the business. She is a vastly experienced player with more than 200 international appearances. She has also done well in franchise cricket like the Hundred and the WBBL in which she was the player of the match in both the finals last year.

Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa)

She is a right-handed top-order batter who plays for South Africa. She has a healthy strike rate of 115 in T20Is. She has been around at the international level since 2016. Apart from playing cricket for the Proteas, she plays franchise cricket for Northern Superchargers in the Hundred and Adelaide Strikers in the WBBL.

Georgia Redmayne (Austalia)

She is a left-handed top-order batter and a wicket-keeper. She was a part of the Australian squad for the India series that was played last year that is in 2021. She is an attacking batter and a safe house behind the stumps. She was impressive in the last WBBL season as she scored five half-centuries, which was the joint-highest in the tournament.

Nattakhan Chantam (Thailand):

The dashing right-handed batter from Thailand will feature in the upcoming Fairbreak Global Invitational T20 tournament. She has the experience of playing in 41 T20Is. She has registered 816 runs, including the best of 88 not out. She is an attacking and a consistent bat at the top of the order.

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Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka):

The Sri Lankan captain is a veteran of the game having been around at the international level since 2009. She is a swashbuckling left handed opening batter and more than a handy right-arm-off spinner. She has 4500+ international runs and 50+ wickets.

Jahanara Alam (Bangladesh):

She is a right-arm seamer from Bangladesh. She is an experienced campaigner with 71 T20Is under her belt. She has accounted for 55 T20I wickets, including a five-wicket haul. She is consistent with her lines and lengths.

Gunjan Shukla (Sweden):

She is the first Swedish to become a part of Fairbreak Global. She is a left-arm seamer and a right-handed batter. In 2021, she made her international debut playing a T20I against Norway.

Henriette Ishimwe (Rwanda):

She is a right-handed batter and a right-arm speedster from Rwanda. She has featured in 31 T20Is since her debut in 2019. She has scored 260 runs and picked up 24 wickets.

Rumana Ahmed (Bangladesh):

She is an all-rounder from Bangladesh, who is a right-handed batter and a right-arm leg spinner. She has appeared in more than 100 international matches, including 42 ODIs and 69 T20Is, since making her international debut in 2011. She has over 1600 international runs and 100+ international wickets.

Shebani Bhaskar (USA):

She is a right-handed batter, a wicket-keeper and a right-arm leg spinner. She plays her international cricket for the USA and has featured in 14 T20Is. She has scored 180 runs. Prior to playing for the USA, she played her domestic cricket for Tamil Nadu (India) and Otago (New Zealand).

Sornnarin Tippoch (Thailand):

She is an experienced left-handed batter and a right-arm-off spinner. She is also the former captain of Thailand. She has played 42 T20I, scored 226 runs and scalped 39 wickets.

Stafanie Taylor (West Indies):

The captain of the West Indies is one of the most experienced players in the world of women’s cricket with over 200 international matches under her belt. She is a right-handed batter and a right-arm-off spinner. She has scored over 8000 international runs and picked up more than 200 international wickets.

Sarah Bryce (Scotland):

She is a right-handed batter and a wicket-keeper who represents Scotland at the international level. Since her debut in 2018, she has played 32 T20Is for Scotland and mustered 706 runs. Behind the stumps, she has accounted for 42 dismissals.

Gaby Lewis (Ireland):

She is an Irish all-rounder, who is a right-handed batter and a right-arm leg spinner. She has featured in 70 international matches, including 22 ODIs and 48 T20Is. She has 1500 international runs and 13 international wickets to her name.

Kathryn Bryce (Scotland):

The captain of Scotland is a right-handed batter and a right arm seamer, who has featured in 26 T20Is. She has registered 647 runs and accounted for 25 wickets. She has been playing international cricket since 2018.

Shizuka Miyaji (Japan):

She is the first Japanese player to sign a professional contract to participate in an overseas competition after being chosen for the Fairbreak Global Invitational T20 tournament. She is a left handed batter and a left arm spinner. She has featured in nine T20Is, scored 150 runs and picked up five wickets.

Esha Oza (UAE):

She is a talented all-rounder from the UAE. She has been playing international cricket since 2018. She has appeared in 21 T20Is, scored 463 runs and accounted for 15 wickets.

Betty Chan (Hong Kong):

She is one of the best all-rounders of Hong Kong. She can open both the batting as well as the bowling. She has been playing international cricket since 2019. She has featured in 20 T20Is. The right-handed batter has mustered 38 runs in nine innings. With the ball, she has picked up 24 wickets in 20 innings.

Nattakhan Chantam (Thailand):

The dashing right-handed batter from Thailand will feature in the upcoming Fairbreak Global Invitational T20 tournament. She has the experience of playing in 41 T20Is. She has registered 816 runs, including the best of 88 not out. She is an attacking and a consistent bat at the top of the order.

Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka):

The Sri Lankan captain is a veteran of the game having been around at the international level since 2009. She is a swashbuckling left-handed opening batter and more than a handy right-arm-off spinner. She has 4500+ international runs and 50+ wickets.

Jahanara Alam (Bangladesh):

She is a right arm seamer from Bangladesh. She is an experienced campaigner with 71 T20Is under her belt. She has accounted for 55 T20I wickets, inclduing a five-wicket haul. She is consistent with her lines and lengths.

(More players to be added in the list as and when they are announced…)

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