The 2nd match of the 2019 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier between Netherlands Women and Thailand Women will be hosted by the Lochlands in Arbroath.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (9:00 AM GMT) (2:30 PM IST).
Thailand Women will face off Netherlands Women in the 2nd match of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier at the Lochlands. Recently, Thailand Women set a record for most consecutive wins by any team in the T20I format. In this process, they broke the record held by Australia Women with 16 successive wins. Thailand’s winning streak of 17 matches came to an end soon after they created history.
The 17 consecutive wins involve as many as 12 victories in Bangkok, which is their home venue. They will eye a spot in the main tournament after the success they saw heading into the tournament. In their first match, they will be up against Dutch Women, whom they have defeated quite a few times in the past. One of the main reasons for Thailand Women’s success is trusting the core group.
A perfect start to the tournament is expected in Arbroath with no chance of rain. It will be partly cloudy during the day without any rainfall.
There is no proper data on how the pitch at the Lochlands in Arbroath behaves. However, the warm-up matches recorded scores of 120 which is quite common among the teams in this competition. But if Netherlands bat first, they might finish with a lower score than what Thailand is expected to make.
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Sterre Kalis, Heather Siegers, Robine Rijke, Denise van Deventer, Babette de Leede (WK), Juliët Post (C), Iris Zwilling, Leonie Bennett, Caroline de Lange, Silver Siegers, Hannah Landheer.
Bench – Eva Lynch, Miranda Veringmeier, Frederique Overdijk.
Naruemol Chaiwai, Nattakan Chantam, Nannapat Koncharoenkai (WK), Nattaya Boochatham, Chanida Sutthiruang, Sornnarin Tippoch (C), Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Soraya Lateh, Suleeporn Laomi, Wongpaka Liengprasert.
Bench: Rosenan Kanoh, Phannita Maya, Arriya Yenyueak
Netherlands’ Sterre Kalis is the only player to have a 25+ T20I batting average in current squads. She has scored 439 runs from 12 innings at an average of 43.9. She held the record of the highest individual score in Women’s T20Is of 126* for nearly a month. Heather Siegers bats in top three and also bowls her full quota.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Nattaya Boochatham, Chanida Sutthiruang, Sterre Kalis
Vice-Captain Options – Sornnarin Tippoch, Heather Siegers, Babette de Leede
Nattaya Boochatham is Thailand’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is with 42 wickets to her name. She also scored 353 runs with the bat.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nannapat Koncharoenkai
Batters – Nattakan Chantam, Naruemol Chaiwai, Denise van Deventer
All-Rounders – Sterre Kalis, Heather Siegers, Nattaya Boochatham (C), Sornnarin Tippoch
Bowlers – Soraya Lateh, Iris Zwilling, Onnicha Kamchomphu
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Babette de Leede
Batters – Juliët Post, Nattakan Chantam, Robine Rijke
All-Rounders – Sterre Kalis (VC), Chanida Sutthiruang (C), Nattaya Boochatham, Sornnarin Tippoch
Bowlers – Soraya Lateh, Caroline de Lange, Onnicha Kamchomphu
Thailand Women usually stick to their regular playing XI. In the last one month, they featured in 8 T20Is but only 12 players featured in those. As many as ten players featured in all the 12 while Rosenan Kanoh played one when Nattakan Chantam was rested/injured. Even during the warm-up match, they used only 11 of their best players.
Thailand Women are expected to start the tournament with a comfortable win.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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