Know the Traveling Reserves of the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup teams

ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 kicks off next week. All the 8 strong teams of women’s cricket who would be competing in the race to be crowned as the World Champions are in the host country New Zealand and have finished their mandatory quarantine. Accompanying the main squad of each of the 7 visiting teams is a set of reserve players chosen as a part of the tournament’s Covid-19 protocols so that if in case any unforeseen situation arises, the teams have players to take into the main squad as and when required.


Know the Traveling Reserves of the 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup teams
Know the Traveling Reserves of the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup teams. PC: ICC

Below is the list of the traveling reserves for the World Cup teams-:

  • India – Ekta Bisht, Simran Dil Bahadur, Sabbhineni Meghana

  1. Ekta Bisht (Bowler):

An experienced bowler with just two wickets short of a century of wickets from her 63 ODIs, Ekta Bisht has been a consistent performer for India and has recorded some brilliant figures with the ball, the best one being 5 wickets for just 8 runs that came against Pakistan in February 2017 and was repeated months later in July during the 2017 Women’s World Cup wherein she conceded 18 runs taking 5 wickets against the same opponent.

  1. Sabbhineni Meghana (Batter):

Sabbhineni Meghana was a surprise performer in the first 3 ODIs between India and New Zealand played last week. Given the responsibility to open the innings in the absence of Smriti Mandhana, Meghana who was on her ODI debut scored 4, 49 and 61 respectively in the 3 ODIs while scored a crucial 37 in the only T20I between the teams. Prior to this, the 25 years old was the leading run-scorer of the 2021–22 Women’s Senior One Day Trophy.

  1.  Simran Dil Bahadur (All-Rounder):

Making her ODI debut in the 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand last week, all-rounder Simran Dil Bahadur though was not able to take a wicket in her 3 overs in Queenstown and did not get a chance with the bat, but she has the potential to do well in the times to come.

  • England – Lauren Bell, Mady Villers

  1. Lauren Bell (Bowler):

Bowler Lauren Bell was a part of England A’s squad that traveled with the Women’s Ashes main squad to Australia last month. In the warm-up matches against them ahead of the big competition, Bell recorded a spell of 3 for 35 getting the wickets of some key players for the team. Later during the T20I against Australia A, she recorded yet another 3-wicket spell giving away 17 runs.

  1. Mady Villers (Bowler):

Mady Villers has not played an ODI yet but has represented England in 17 T20Is taking 14 wickets in total at 17.28 with the best spell of 3/10. The 23 years old was a part of the winning team of the inaugural edition of The Hundred, Oval Invincibles.

  • Australia- Heather Graham, Georgia Redmayne

  1. Heather Graham (All-Rounder):
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All-rounder Heather Graham made her international debut in 2019 in an ODI against Sri Lanka which is the only match she has played to date for the national side. However, has had a great WBBL career completing 1000 runs and 100 wickets in the league last year, and has also been a consistent performer for Australia A lately, taking 5 wickets in T20I against England A with the best of 4/13 as well as 4 wickets in the ODIs against them with the best spell of 3/13.

  1. Georgia Redmayne (Wicketkeeper):

The Wicketkeeper batter has not made her international debut yet but has had a great domestic cricket career playing for Queensland in WNCL, Brisbane Heat in WBBL, and Welsh Fire in The Hundred. The winner of the 2018 Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year award, Redmayne played for Australia A against England A in the matches that went alongside the 2021-22 Women’s Ashes. She made an impressive 50* in the 2nd T20I and took a total of 5 catches as a wicketkeeper along with scoring 33* in the 3rd ODI.

  • South Africa- Andrie Steyn, Nadine de Klerk, Raisibe Ntozakhe

  1. Andrie Steyn (Batter):

Replacing injured Anneke Bosch as a traveling reserve, opener Andrie Steyn was a part of the 2017 World Cup but was ruled out later due to injury. The experienced batter has represented South Africa in 33 matches and has aggregated 765 runs at 24.67 with the highest score of an impressive 117 that came against Ireland just before the 2017 World Cup.

  1. Nadine de Klerk (Bowler):

All-rounder Nadine de Klerk made her international debut in February 2017 and months later found a place in Proteas 2017 World Cup squad though did not get a chance to play. In 16 ODIs till now, Kerk has accumulated 129 runs and 15 wickets with the best spell of 3/33 that came in September 2021 against West Indies wherein she bettered her own 3/35 that came against India earlier last year.

  1. Raisibe Ntozakhe (Bowler):

Just like her teammate, Klerk, Raisibe Ntozakhe also did not get a spot in the playing XI of the 2017 World Cup. The bowler made her international debut in May 2017 against India and has played 18 ODIs since then getting a total of 13 wickets with the best figure of 3 wickets 16 runs that came against Bangladesh a year after her debut.

  • Pakistan- Iram Javed, Najiha Alvi, Tuba Hassan

  1. Iram Javed (Batter):
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Batter and occasional bowler Iram Javed who has been a part of the Pakistan women’s cricket team since July 2013, has represented the team in 21 ODIs and has aggregated 222 runs along with 3 wickets from them. She was a part of Pakistan’s 2017 World Cup squad and played 5 matches for the side.

  1. Najiha Alvi (Wicketkeeper):

Young talent Najiha Alvi is yet to make her international debut. Playing the role of a wicketkeeper batter, Alvi has played for the Emerging Players team as well as the ‘A’ team from the country.

  1. Tuba Hassan (All-Rounder):

All-rounder Tuba Hassan is also a part of Pakistan’s World Cup squad as a traveling reserve. Like Alvi, she is yet to make her international debut and has represented the Emerging Players team from the country.

  • West Indies- Kaysia Schultz, Mandy Mangru, Jannillea Glasgow

  1. Kaysia Schultz (Bowler):

Kaysia Schultz is one of the three traveling reserves for the team. The 24 years old Guyanese cricketer is a left-arm orthodox bowler and was awarded a central contract from Cricket West Indies in May last year.

  1. Mandy Mangru (All-Rounder):

All-rounder Mandy Mangru made her international debut earlier this month during the 4th ODI against South Africa. She scored 15 runs with the bat and was not able to get a wicket but conceded just 8 runs in her 3 overs.

  1. Jannillea Glasgow (Bowler):

Bowler Jannillea Glasgow was a part of the West Indies ‘A’ squad that played against Pakistan, and she was also a part of the warm-up match on their recently concluded tour to South Africa.

  • Bangladesh- Nuzhat Tasnia, Sanjida Akter Meghla

  1. Nuzhat Tasnia (Batter):

With 63 runs from 13 ODIs, batter Nuzhat Tasnia has played a good role for Bangladesh. The 25 years old made her ODI debut in August 2012 against Ireland and since then has played against India, South Africa, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe

  1. Sajida Akter Meghla (Bowler):

The young talent Sajida Akter Meghla is yet to make her ODI debut. However, in the 4 T20Is, she has played, the bowler has taken 3 wickets with the best figure of 2/11 that came during the 2022 Commonwealth Games Cricket Qualifiers.

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