Scotland Women and Ireland Women will clash off in the penultimate game of the Women’s T20I Quadrangular Series. Scotland has a good chance of finishing on the top of the points table if they can get better of Ireland by a big margin or hope Thailand later loses to the Netherlands. Even if they finish 2nd, the Scottish team can be proud of their efforts in this competition.
The Sarah Bryce-led squad won four out of five matches they played so far. One of those wins came against Thailand just after they broke the record of the longest winning streak in T20Is. On the other hand, Ireland Women’s performances have been rather disappointing. They could win only one game in total while another one got washed out after they posted their highest T20I total of 213/4.
The 11th match of the 2019 Women’s T20I Quadrangular Series (in the Netherlands) between Scotland Women and Ireland Women will be hosted by the Sportpark Het Schootsveld in Deventer.
The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (9:00 AM GMT) (2:30 PM IST).
Last five completed T20I matches:
Scotland Women: W, W, W, W, L.
Ireland Women: L, W, L, L, W.
The weather forecast suggested less than 10% of rain chances until the evening. This could mean a full 20-over game in the morning under cloudy conditions.
Once again, the team batting first might have to settle down to a low score in the morning match. The chasing teams won four out of five matches which had 11:00 AM in this tournament.
Probable Playing XIs:
Sarah Bryce (C & WK), Lorna Jack, Becky Glen, Priyanaz Chatterji, Ruth Willis, Ellen Watson, Katie McGill, Samantha Haggo, Hannah Rainey, Megan McColl, Katherine Fraser.
Bench: Abbi Aitken, Abbie Hogg, Rachel Scholes, Charis Scott.
Gaby Lewis, Rebecca Stokell, Kim Garth, Mary Waldron (WK), Laura Delany (C), Eimear Richardson, Shauna Kavanagh, Sophie MacMahon, Louise Little, Hannah Little, Celeste Raack.
Bench – Leah Paul, Lara Maritz, Orla Prendergast, Una Raymond-Hoey
(Will be added when there is an update)
The 14-year-old leg-spinner Katherine Fraser has become a sensation in the tournament having picked nine wickets in previous four matches. Sarah Bryce is earning points with her keeping as she affected four stumpings in this tournament.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Sarah Bryce, Gaby Lewis, Katherine Fraser
Vice-Captain Options – Lorna Jack, Katie McGill, Eimear Richardson
Lorna Jack is Scotland’s leading run-getter in the tournament with 132 runs while Katie McGill is their 2nd highest wicket-taker with five wickets from as many matches.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sarah Bryce (C)
Batters – Lorna Jack, Gaby Lewis, Rebecca Stokell
All-Rounders – Kim Garth, Laura Delany, Eimear Richardson, Katie McGill
Bowlers – Samantha Haggo, Megan McColl, Katherine Fraser (VC)
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sarah Bryce
Batters – Gaby Lewis (C), Rebecca Stokell, Lorna Jack (VC), Becky Glen
All-Rounders – Kim Garth, Laura Delany, Katie McGill
Bowlers – Celeste Raack, Katherine Fraser, Samantha Haggo
Considering the performances of both the teams, Lorna Jack, Gaby Lewis and Rebecca Stokell will be ideal among the batters for this fixture.
Ireland Women are expected to edge past Scotland Women.
*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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