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“Battle for Supremacy: Sri Lanka, Scotland, and Thailand Lock Horns in Women’s T20WC Qualifier Group A Showdown!”

The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 Global Qualifiers are set to kick off on 25 April in the UAE, marking the final stage in the quest for two spots in the main event in Bangladesh later this year.

The participating teams are divided into two groups, with Group A comprising Sri Lanka, Scotland, Thailand, USA, and Uganda. Group A is particularly competitive, featuring the highest-ranked team in the qualifiers, Sri Lanka, currently ranked 7th in T20Is. The battle in this group will determine which two teams advance to the semi-finals, with the opportunity to secure a place in the prestigious T20 World Cup.

Squads

Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu (c), Vishmi Gunaratne, Nilakshi de Silva, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Kavisha Dilhari, Hasini Perera, Anushka Sanjeewani, Udeshika Prabodhani, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya, Hansima Karunaratne, Kawya Kavindi, Inoshi Fernando, Sugandika Kumari, Sashini Gimhani

Scotland: Kathryn Bryce (c), Chloe Abel, Sarah Bryce, Darcey Carter, Priyanaz Chatterji, Katherine Fraser, Saskia Horley, Lorna Jack, Ailsa Lister, Abtaha Maqsood, Megan McColl, Hannah Rainey, Nayma Sheikh, Rachel Slater, Ellen Watson

Thailand: Naruemol Chaiwai (c), Thipatcha Putthawong (vc), Nannapat Khoncharoenkai, Suwanan Khiaoto, Chanida Sutthiruang, Nattaya Boochatham, Natthakan Chantham, Rosenanee Kanoh, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Suleeporn Laomi, Phannita Maya, Sunida Chaturongrattana, Aphisara Suwanchonrathi, Nannaphat Chaihan, Chayanisa Phengpaen

Uganda: Janet Mbabazi (c), Rita Musamali (vc), Consy Aweko, Evelyn Anyipo, Kevin Awino, Stephanie Nampiina, Immaculate Nakisuyi, Sarah Akiteng, Sarah Walaza, Phionah Khulume, Lorna Anyait, Malisa Ariokot, Proscovia Alako, Gloria Obukor, Esther Iloku

USA: Sindhu Sriharsha (c), Anika Kolan (vc), Aditiba Chudasama, Disha Dhingra, Gargi Bhogle, Geetika Kodali, Isani Vaghela, Jessica Willathgamuwa, Jivana Aras, Pooja Ganesh, Pooja Shah, Ritu Singh, Saanvi Immadi, Sai Tanmayi Eyyunni, Suhani Thadani

Here’s a breakdown of key players and expectations from Group A teams in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 Global Qualifiers:

Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka): Athapaththu’s recent stellar performances, including series wins over South Africa and England, make Sri Lanka strong favorites. Her leadership and all-round skills will be pivotal for Sri Lanka’s success.

Kathryn Bryce (Scotland): Bryce’s leadership and all-round abilities will be crucial for Scotland’s chances. With recent form and experience, Scotland aims for their maiden T20 World Cup appearance.

Natthakan Chantham (Thailand): As Thailand’s leading run-scorer, Chantham’s batting prowess will be key. Thailand, eager for a shot at the World Cup, relies heavily on her contributions.

Sindhu Sriharsha (USA): Sriharsha’s experience and leadership at the top order will be vital for USA’s young squad. With flawless performance in the Americas Qualifier, USA aims to surprise.

Immaculate Nakisuuyi (Uganda): Nakisuuyi’s consistent all-round performances make her Uganda’s linchpin. With aspirations to qualify, Uganda looks to her for inspiration.

Expectations: Sri Lanka enters as favorites, backed by recent successes. Scotland eyes their first World Cup appearance, while Thailand, Uganda, and USA aim to upset predictions with strong performances.

Fixtures

Thursday, 25 April

– Sri Lanka vs Thailand at Tolerance Oval

– Scotland vs Uganda at Tolerance Oval

Saturday, 27 April

– Uganda vs USA at Zayed Cricket Stadium

– Scotland vs Sri Lanka at Zayed Cricket Stadium

Monday, 29 April

– USA vs Scotland at Tolerance Oval

– Uganda vs Thailand at Tolerance Oval

Wednesday, 1 May

– Sri Lanka vs Uganda at Zayed Cricket Stadium

– Thailand vs USA at Zayed Cricket Stadium

Friday, 3 May

– Thailand vs Scotland at Tolerance Oval

– USA vs Sri Lanka at Zayed Cricket Stadium

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