The inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup Asia qualifiers will be played in Malaysia from June 3 to June 9. Six teams, including Bhutan, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, Qatar, and UAE will participate in the competition.
These six teams will fight for one spot in the 2023 ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup to be played in South Africa. This will be the first Women’s U19 T20 World Cup. Each team will play against the other five teams once in a round-robin format. A total of 15 matches will be played. Apart from June 5 and June 8, which will be the rest days, three matches will be played on each of the other days.
Squads – ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup Asia qualifiers
1. Bhutan U19 Women’s Cricket Team
Ngawang Choden (Captain), Eva Somsei Yangzom, Sonam, Pema Yangchen, Chado Om, Anjuli Ghailey, Norbu Seldon, Sangay Wangmo, Sonam Dema, Sangay Wangmo (1), Sangay Zangmo, Chencho Dema, Namgay Wangmo and Kuenga Lhamo
2. Malaysia U19 Women’s Cricket Team
Elsa Hunter (Captain), Dhanusri Sri Muhunan, Nur Dania Syuhada Abedul Samad, Nurr Fatin Aisyah Abdul Rahman, Nurul Athirah Mohd Adeb, Nurhasyimah Tajuddin, Nor Fatahya Yasalmah Binti Abdul Wahid, Ainur Amelina Muhd Ridhwan, Nur Najwa Balqis Binti Mohd Sapuan, Nur Izzatul Syafiqa Fajrol’AS, Siti Nazwah Alyazis, Musfirah Nur Ainaa Baiti Azmi, Fatin Faqihah Adani Rohizan, Nureen Qistina Helmizan, Irdina Beh Biti Nabil, Saubika A/P Manivanan, Nurul Hidayah Yaakub and Nuriman Hidayah Halid
3. Nepal U19 Women’s Cricket Team
Kritika Marasini (Captain), Sneha Mahara, Shristhi Jaisi, Manisha Upadhyaya, Manisha Rana Magar, Alisha Yadav, Sana Praveen, Ranju Shrestha, Aasma Pulami Magar, Sanu Rajbanshi, Kiran Kunwar, Anjali BK, Anu Kadayat and Sushmita Bhusal
4. Qatar U19 Women’s Cricket Team
Aleena Khan, Apsara Weerasekara Bamunumudiyanselage, Bhargavi, Fatima Saeed, Hiya, Pooja, Sarinah, Shrutiben Rana, Saachi Dhadwal, Tafaul Elkhair, Zunaira, Sneha Chandani, Romila and Reeva Shah
5. UAE U19 Women’s Cricket Team
Theertha Satish (Captain), Ishitha Zehra, Jia Bhatia, Sanchin Singh, Mahika Gaur, Rishitha Rajith, Lavanya Keny, Archara Supriya, Avanee Patil, Indhuja Nandakumar, Rinitha Rajith, Vaishnavi Mahesh, Siya Gokhale, and Samaira Dharnidharka
6. Thailand U19 Women’s Cricket Team :
Apishara Suwanchonrati, Bhantida Leephattana, Chayanisa Phengpaen, Nannaphat Chainan, Nanthita Boonshukam, Nattharika Thokoi, Kenyakorn Buthanshen, Onauma Senanok, Phannita Maya, Pornnapha Saehoe, Thayalak Chumnan, Thipatcha Putthawong, Sunida Chaaturonggrattana and Suwanan Khiaoto
Schedule – ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup Asia qualifiers
June 3, 2022
|Malaysia v Thailand|
|Qatar v Nepal|
|UAE v Bhutan|
June 4, 2022
|Qatar v Malaysia|
|Bhutan v Thailand|
|Nepal v UAE|
June 6, 2022
|Thailand v Qatar|
|Nepal v Bhutan|
|Malaysia v UAE|
June 7, 2022
|Nepal v Thailand|
|UAE v Qatar|
|Bhutan v Malaysia|
June 9, 2022
|Malaysia v Nepal|
|Qatar v Bhutan|
|Thailand v UAE|
Warm-up fixtures were played on May 30 and 31.
Bhutan, Malaysia, Nepal, Qatar, Thailand and UAE will fight hard against each other in the ICC Women’s U19 Asia Qualifiers to earn that crucial one spot in the inaugural ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup. The ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played in South Africa in January 2023. The event will see a total of 16 teams participating and 41 matches being played.
I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.