Katie McGill to lead Scotland for 3T20s against FairBreak XI

After previous tours in 2018 and 2019, the FairBreak Global women’s team is currently on a three-destination tour. The tour’s first leg, matches in the United Kingdom will conclude on the 23rd of August and the team then will now tour Scotland before reaching the Netherlands in September for the final leg. The tour sees teams compete in 40-over and T25 (25-over) games.

 

Scotland Women's Cricket Team. PC: Getty Images
Scotland Women’s Cricket Team. PC: Getty Images

 

The games against FairBreak, have come as a big bonus for Scotland benefitting their buildup as they next are scheduled to play Ireland in a 3-match series before heading off to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers.

Schedules

26-August-2022: Fairbreak Global vs Scotland

28-Aug-2022: Fairbreak Global vs Scotland (2 ร— T20)

*Both games are scheduled to be played at the Grange.

FairBreak’s squad for the tour :

Mariko Hill, Roberta Moretti Avery, Poppy McGeown, Gunjan Shukla, Yasmin Daswani, Ruchi Venkatesh, Zainab Khan, Sonali Patel, Bhavika Gajipra, Ariana Dowse, Laura Bailey, Jo Foster.

Scotland’s squad for the series :

Katie McGill (C), Abbi Aitken-Drummond, Olivia Bell, Darcey Carter, Priyanaz Chatterji, Ikra Farooq, Becky Glen, Samantha Haggo, Abbie Hogg, Lorna Jack, Ailsa Lister (wk), Megan McColl, Hannah Rainey, Ellen Watson.

Captain Katie McGill on the upcoming series said, “Leading the Scotland team, like most of my cricket career, is not an opportunity I expected to have but Iโ€™m excited and proud to be given this chance and to have the backing of our coaches in a leadership role.

“The squad has a brilliant mix of supportive senior players and girls coming in off the back of fantastic performances in the U19s. It will be a lot of fun bringing that all together, especially on home soil.

“With this series also forming the first part of our build-up to the WCQ, being at the helm is an incredible opportunity to be a part of setting the tone for how we want to approach our cricket throughout the qualifiers and the Ireland series. We saw the U19s dominate with positive, brave and exciting cricket and that is a principle at our core throughout the womenโ€™s setup. I canโ€™t wait for us to take the game on.

“Being at the Grange for both the Fairbreak and Ireland series is huge for us. To be playing on high-quality pitches, at venues we know spectators have great experiences at is vital for growing the womenโ€™s game and showcasing the skills the squad have at their best.

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