SC-W vs GER-W Team: Germany look to put behind them two callous batting displays as they take on table toppers Scotland in their first match of the day
Germany Vs Scotland ICC Women’s Qualifiers Europe Best Dream 11 Team
With the ICC Women’s Qualifiers Europe being the first ever international tournament Germany were playing in, for the relatively new entrants into the women’s cricketing fraternity, the tournament promised plenty. This was the first time ever the team were showcasing their abilities infront of the world, a series which accorded them the fantastic opportunity of making a name for themselves.
However, their first two matches have been anything but. Taking on Scotland in their series opener on day 1 of the showpiece tournament, Germany were pummelled as the highest ranked side restricted them to just the 37 runs. It was a torrid batting display, one which saw them eventually lose by 8 wickets.
The second match against world number 23 Netherlands wasn’t any better either with the side recording their second defeat on the bounce as they squandered a massive opportunity to make some inroads on the big stage. On back at it again today after a hiatus of a day, for Germany the goal is only to put in a stellar display. The batting unit needs to come together as one, showing the stomach for a fight against a Scotland side who have in their sights the sole spot for the ICC ODI Women’s Qualifiers.
After falling short on Day 1 when they faced off against Netherlands by the 8 runs, the top two contenders for the trophy played out another cracker of a match with Scotland maintaining their composure this time around. After failing to get past the finishing line with the score ending level at 96, the match went into a super over where Scotland finally managed to prevail by 2 wickets.
That win brought them level on points with Netherlands and with both the teams playing a lowly ranked German side today, Scotland will be looking to put the onus back on Netherlands with a big win. They’ve been let down by their batting but the bowling has delivered some terrific displays in tandem and we see it pummelling Germany today as well who have a serious dearth in their batting line-up.
For us, Scotland win this one with ease and move back to the top of the table as positions continue to switch hands in a topsy turvy battle for first place.
Wicket-Keepers for SC-W vs GER-W
Out of all the 4 available options, there is only one which is viable enough in the form of Scotland’s Sarah Bryce. Ever since her first day heroics against Germany and Netherlands, she’s only gone onto build on those, emerging as one of the finest bats in the marquee event and she comes in without a doubt for us.
Batting Order for SC-W vs GER-W
Ever since the onset of the series, the one thing we have learned is that both the sides have massive problems when it comes to the batting unit. And given that narrative, we have stuck by just the bare minimum of three batters with Scotland dominating with the two picks.
Becky Glen in the opening spot has been someone we have been massively impressed with, especially given the manner in which she’s negated the early threat of the new ball and capitalised on the powerplay overs. Her 23 off 21 balls against Netherlands saw her effortlessly loft the ball to the boundary, making her become the first pick for us today, accompanied by Ruth Willis from her side.
Whilst we didn’t want to pick anyone from Germany here, the need to complete the four picks from their side is a necessary one and we have decided to back Anna Healey to put on a brave front today.
All-Rounders for SC-W vs GER-W
If the options were few and between in the batting facet, the all-rounders’ one is brimming to the top with them. From our massive repertoire of options, we have roped in Scotland’s captain Kathryn Bryce and Katie McGill from the favourites unit today.
Bryce has been a delight to watch, a player who is always ready to take shoulder the brunt of the responsibility when things get tough. Her player of the match performance against Netherlands to keep her sad alive in the tournament was an incredible one, one where she intertwined both her batting and bowling capabilities to see her side get past an extremely closely fought win in the end.
Germany will be represented by Christine Gough and Stephanie Frohnmayer for us. In a side where their counterparts have crumbled, putting in languishing displays filled with lapses, these two have taken centrestage to become the mainstay of their side.
Bowling Order for SC-W vs GER-W
No hesitation in bringing in Abtaha Maqsood and Megan McColl into our set up over here. The two have picked up wickets galore with Abtaha spearheading the bowling line to perfection and in Germany this duo has the ideal opposition to snare a bagful of wickets and truncate Germany’s batting effort midway.
Only the one pick from Germany in the form of Suzanne McAnanama.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Kathryn Bryce remains our captain for this one as well while we have opted for Abtaha to come in and become our vice-captain.
V Stolle, J Ronalds, A Healey, K Vijayaraghavan, A Doddaballapur, S Frohnmayer, C Gough, A Kohli, S Meyenborg, S McAnanama, M Beresford.
S Bryce, C Scott, S Haggo, B Glenn, K Bryce, R Scholes, L Jack, H Rainey, M McColl, A Maqsood, K McGill.
ICC Women’s Qualifiers Europe
Match: Germany Vs Scotland
Date And Time: 29th June, Saturday- 2:00pm IST
Venue: La Manga Club, Murcia, Spain
Where To Watch: ICC YouTube