Thailand Women’s Cricket team have had a tough time in the tournament after their defeats and no wins in all the matches played so far. The loss against West Indies, England, and South Africa made the newcomers understand the level of the game at the big stage.
But Thailand has a final chance to win and create history in their match against already-eliminated Pakistan. This match in Sydney Showground is a hopeful one for Thailand as Boochatham feels that through a win they can prove to their country and the world their capabilities of not just first time qualifying but also competing at the global stage.
“It would be a big statement if we were to win the last game,” said Nattaya Boochatham.
“We want to play our best cricket and show how well we’ve prepared. In the past few games, we haven’t been firing and haven’t demonstrated how well we’ve been working.
“Some of the games have been a wake-up call for us that motivates us to go home, improve our skills in various areas of cricket, so the world can see that we can play.
“It’s a good motivation for us to set the benchmark for the new generation of Thai cricketers coming into the team, that this is the level you have to be performing at. Hopefully, we can set a good role model.
“We have got off to a good start in games and we’ve learned about the need to capitalize on that because if you don’t, teams like England and South Africa run away from you.
On the other hand, Pakistan on winning can look back without regrets of being eliminated.
They have lost against England and South Africa which drained their spirits and hopes of reaching the knockout stages for the first time.
Therefore, Pakistan will take this match very seriously. All-rounder Iram Javed says that Pakistan has soaked up every second of the World Cup experience and will go all out to end on a high note against Thailand.
“We won’t take Thailand lightly, we will play our fearless cricket in the last game and hopefully we’ll manage to get the win,” said Iram.
“There is always a chance of improvement in any sport and we are improving day-by-day. We’ve learned so many things at this World Cup.
“We’ve watched and played against big teams like Australia and England and we can take a lot from them.