The seventh 2022 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier match will be played between Bangladesh and Scotland on September 19 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The game will begin at 8.30 PM IST.
Both the teams won their first match of the competition. While Bangladesh handed a 14-run defeat to Ireland, Scotland thrashed the USA by 79 runs.
Bangladesh and Scotland have played three T20Is against each other, and Bangladesh has won all of them.
Bangladesh: Nigar Sultana (c), Rumana Ahmed, Marufa Akter, Nahida Akter, Sharmin Akhter, Jahanara Alam, Fargana Hoque, Fahima Khatun, Murshida Khatun, Salma Khatun, Sanjida Akter Meghla, Lata Mondal, Ritu Moni, Sobhana Mostary, Sharmin Sultana
Scotland: Kathryn Bryce (c), Sarah Bryce (vc, wk), Abbi Aitken-Drummond, Olivia Bell, Priyanaz Chatterji, Katherine Fraser, Saskia Horley, Lorna Jack, Ailsa Lister, Abtaha Maqsood, Megan McColl, Katie McGill, Hannah Rainey, Rachel Slater, Ellen Watson
Players to watch
The veteran right-arm off-spinner of Bangladesh was the pick of the bowlers in her last appearance against Ireland. She scalped 19/3 in four overs. She opened the bowling and bowled well with the new ball. She was also effective towards the death as she kept the opposition batters at bay. She was Bangladesh’s most successful and economical bowler in that match.
The captain of Bangladesh won the player of the match in her last outing against Ireland. The right-handed top-order batter muscled a delightful 67 off 53, including 10 boundaries and a six. It was her second 50+ score in T20Is. She guided her team to a competitive score of 143/4 in 20 overs.
The left-arm spinner of Scotland was one of the most successful bowlers for her team in her last game against the USA. She claimed 8/2 in four overs, including one maiden. She bowled well in the middle phase of the innings. Apart from her bowling, she contributed 10 from 12 with the bat. She is a right-handed middle-order batter.
Scotland’s right-handed batter and wicket-keeper starred with the bat in her last match against the USA. Coming in at number five, she smashed 45 off 32, hitting five boundaries and a six. In the process, she stitched a 73-run partnership with Priyanaz Chatterji for the fifth wicket. Bryce bagged the player of the match award for her brilliant batting performance.
This will be the fourth match of the tournament at this venue. Until yesterday, two matches were played, with the third being scheduled early in the day. Out of the two matches played yesterday, teams batting first and second won one game each. The wicket looks good for batting. However, spinners can come in handy here. Expect an exciting contest between bat and ball.
The weather is expected to be very warm with plenty of sunshine. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 39 degrees Celsius. There will be no cloud cover and no chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Shamima Sultana, Nigar Sultana, Sarah Bryce, Saskia Horley, Murshida Khatun, Lorna Jack, Salma Khatun, Kathryn Bryce, Katherine Fraser, Nahida Akter, Abtaha Maqsood
Date: September 19, 2022
Time: 8.30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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