Scotland are one of eight teams taking part in this ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier from 31st August to 7th September, with two places in next year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup the prize.
Scotland are joined this week by Bangladesh, Ireland, PNG, Thailand, USA, Netherlands and Zimbabwe. Eight teams will take part however just two teams will qualify for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 taking place in Australia.
Dundee and Angus are the tournament hosts with Arbroath United CC and Forfarshire CC staging 10 matches each.
Two games will be played each day (10:30 and 15:00) on 31st August and 1st, 3rd and 5th September. The final will be held on 7th September.
Today: Scotland play today against Bangladesh at 2pm. Forthill Sports Club, Dundee, is the venue and spectating is free.
The story so far: Scotland (for the full squad see below) started their campaign on Saturday with a comprehensive 30-run win over USA in a rain-shortened match. However Sunday’s six-wicket at the hands of Papua New Guinea was a major blow, and means today’s match against Group A favourites Bangladesh is a must-win if Scotland are to progress in the tournament.
One to watch: Scotland’s Samantha Haggo (pictured above). Hailing from a family steeped in Scottish cricket – including Uncle David who played as a wicketkeeper for the national team – Haggo is an integral part of the women’s team with 100+ caps. Back from a long term injury and back in form the right arm bowler will be key to Scotland’s chances of qualification this week.
Saturday 31 August v USA – 2pm at Forthill Sports Club, Dundee
Sunday 1 September v PNG – 10am at Arbroath United Cricket Club
Tuesday 3 September v Bangladesh – 2pm at Forthill Sports Club, Dundee
Spectating is free for all ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier matches.
Scotland squad: Kathryn Bryce (captain) (Edinburgh), Sarah Bryce (Edinburgh), Abbi Aitken-Drummond (Montrose), Priyanaz Chatterji (Dundee), Katherine Fraser (Edinburgh), Becky Glen (Durham), Rachel Hawkins (Motherwell), Lorna Jack (Paisley), Abtaha Maqsood (Glasgow), Megan McColl (Arbroath), Katie McGill (Edinburgh), Hannah Rainey (Edinburgh), Ellen Watson (Troon), Ruth Willis (Edinburgh)