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ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers: Fixtures, Format, and Squads of all 10 teams

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Cricket fever is set to grip the UAE capital as the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers gear up to commence in Abu Dhabi. With 10 teams vying for two coveted spots in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024, anticipation is high for what promises to be a thrilling showcase of talent and determination.

Teams list

The global qualifier features a diverse array of teams, including Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uganda, UAE, USA, Vanuatu, and Zimbabwe. These teams will battle it out to secure their place alongside the already-qualified nations in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.

Qualified teams for T20 World Cup

Australia, South Africa, England, India, New Zealand, and the West Indies secured direct qualification to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 by virtue of their top-six finishes in the 2023 tournament held in South Africa. Additionally, Bangladesh earned automatic qualification as hosts, while Pakistan secured their spot based on their position in the ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings.

Format of the tournament

The tournament follows a rigorous format, with the teams divided into two groups of five. Each team will face off against all other teams in their respective groups once during the group stage. The top two finishers from each group will advance to the semi-finals, where they will compete for a chance to secure their spot in the prestigious T20 World Cup.

Group details

  • Group A: Sri Lanka, Thailand, Scotland, Uganda, USA
  • Group B: Ireland, Zimbabwe, Netherlands, UAE, Vanuatu

Venue and warm up games

Action-packed cricket matches are scheduled to take place across various venues in Abu Dhabi, including the Tolerance Oval and the Zayed Cricket Stadium. The tournament kicks off with a series of warm-up matches on April 21-23, allowing teams to fine-tune their strategies and adapt to the playing conditions.

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Complete Fixtures

Thursday, 25 April

– Sri Lanka vs Thailand at Tolerance Oval

– Scotland vs Uganda at Tolerance Oval

– Ireland vs UAE at Zayed Cricket Stadium

– Zimbabwe vs Vanuatu at Zayed Cricket Stadium

Saturday, 27 April

– Vanuatu vs Netherlands at Tolerance Oval

– UAE vs Zimbabwe at Tolerance Oval

– 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

– Ireland vs Zimbabwe at Zayed Cricket Stadium

– Netherlands vs UAE at Zayed Cricket Stadium

Wednesday, 1 May

– Zimbabwe vs Netherlands at Tolerance Oval

– Vanuatu vs Ireland at Zayed Cricket Stadium

– 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

– UAE vs Vanuatu at Zayed Cricket Stadium

– Netherlands vs Ireland at Zayed Cricket Stadium

Semi-Finals (Sunday, 5 May)

– Semi-Final 1 at Zayed Cricket Stadium

– Semi-Final 2 at Zayed Cricket Stadium

Final (Tuesday, 7 May)

– Final at Zayed Cricket Stadium

Squads

  • UAE Women: Esha Oza (c), Samaira Dharnidharka, Kavisha Egodage, Siya Gokhale, Heena Hotchandhani, Al Maseera Jahangir, Lavanya Keny, Suraksha Kotte, Vaishnave Mahesh, Indhuja Nandakumar, Avanee Patil, Rinitha Rajith, Theertha Satish, Khushi Sharma, Mehak Thakur
  • Sri Lanka Women: 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 women: 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
  • Netherlands Women: Heather Siegers (c), Babette de Leede, Carlijn van Koolwijk, Caroline de Lange, Eva Lynch, Frédérique Overdijk, Hannah Landheer, Iris Zwilling, Jolien van Vliet, Merel Dekeling, Phebe Molkenboer, Robine Rijke, Sanya Khurana, Silver Siegers, Sterre Kalis. Reserves: Myrthe van den Raad (travelling), Annemijn Thomson, Isabel van der Woning, Mikkie Zwilling
  • Vanuatu Women: Selina Solman (c), Rachel Andrew, Maiyllisse Carlot, Alvina Chilia, Gillian Chilia, Leimauri Chilia, Lissing Enock, Natalia Kakor, Valenta Langiatu, Vicky Mansale, Nasimana Navaika, Raylin Ova, Susan Stephen, Mahina Tarimiala, Vanessa Vira
  • Ireland Women: Laura Delany (c), Ava Canning, Alana Dalzell, Georgina Dempsey, Amy Hunter, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Joanna Loughran, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Eimear Richardson, Rebecca Stokell
  • Uganda Women: 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 Women: 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 Reserves: Maahi Madhavan (travelling), Chetna Reddy Pagydyala, Chetnaa Prasad
  • Thailand Women: 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
  • Zimbabwe Women: Mary-Anne Musonda (captain), Josephine Nkomo, Kelis Ndhlovu, Sharne Mayers, Modester Mupachikwa, Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano, Chiyedza Dhururu, Loreen Tshuma, Audrey Mazvishaya, Nomvelo Sibanda, Precious Marange, Pellagia Mujaji, Lindokuhle Mabhera, Francisca Chipare, Ashley Ndiraya

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