SC-W vs USA-W Dream11 : Scotland Women look to make the most out of the easy opening fixture dished out their way as they head out looking to reaffirm their credentials as firm favourites for the tournament title
Out of the eight participating sides in the ICC Women’s World Twetny20 Qualifier, if there is one country which has made a real statement over women’s cricket, it’s Scotland. Ever since being earmarked by the ICC as one of the most upbringing outfit from the European, the side have reposed the faith accorded in them, making full use of the development programs imbedded to make massive strides in the arena.
And partaking in their biggest and most revered tournament till date, Scotland know that all their good work can only be justified by sealing one of the two available spots for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup from this tournament. After enjoying a flourishing outing in the warm-up encounters, one which saw them pile on one of the biggest scores as they registered 170 against Namibia, the side will be looking to emulate the same performance when they meet USA today.
On the other hand, USA know they have been straightaway thrown into an extremely tricky fixture, one which will test their entire mettle as a cricketing side today. They were cleaned apart by Thailand in the build up to this clash, a 58 run trouncing which saw their run chase stalled at 66-7 as they headed out in pursuit of the hefty 125 run target placed infront of them.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
If rain stays away for a good time prior to this clash, we should be in for sublime batting conditions. Scotland had posted a healthy 170 on this same surface during their warm-up encounter, a score and performance which paid full respect to the pristine batting conducive nature of the wicket.
Being the second encounter of the day being played here, the spinners will come into effect in the second part of the match, seeing the side winning the toss choosing to bat first.
Probable Playing 11
Kathryn Bryce (C), Sarah Bryce, Becky Glen, Ruth Willis, Priyanaz, Rachel Scholes, Lorna Jack, Katie McGill, Katherine Fraser, Abtaha Maqsood, Hannah Rainey
Sugetha Chandhrasekar, Erica Rendler, Nadia Gruny, Sindhu Sriharsha (C & WK), Shebani, Onika Wallerson, Samantha Ramautar, Sara Farooq, Lisa Ramjit, Claudine Beckford, Uzma Iftikhar
SC-W vs USA-W Match Prediction
This is a day of lopsided encounters with us being served matches which promise to swing heavily n favour of one side today. And the script stays true for this clash as well, a fixture which is bound to see Scotland live upto the expectations placed on their head and register a profoundly comprehensive win today.
Depth in batting is going to make all the difference here with Scotland laden with star performers in the batting order, names who can score runs in any situation.
ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier
Match: Scotland Women Vs USA Women
Date And Time: 31st August, Saturday- 6:30pm IST
Venue: Forthill, Dundee
- Kathryn Bryce, Sarah Bryce, Becky Glen, Lorna Jack
- Erica Rendler, Nadia Gruny, Sindhu Sriharsha, Onika Wallerson
Top 4 Batting Order
- Kathryn Bryce, Sarah Bryce, Becky Glen, Ruth Willis
- Sugetha Chandhrasekar, Erica Rendler, Nadia Gruny, Sindhu Sriharsha
- Kathryn Bryce, Lorna Jack
- Nadia Gruny, Onika Wallerson
Death Overs Bowlers
- Kathryn Bryce, Katie McGill
- Onika Wallerson, Sara Farooq
SC-W vs USA-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Her 33 ball, 51 run innings sees us choose Scotland’s Sarah Bryce without any hesitation here. She was in terrific touch in the warm-up match played on this surface and against a bowling unit which has failed to perturb the batters till now, the opener can easily pile on another big score today as well.
SC-W vs USA-W Dream11 Batswomen
We are going to continue picking off batters from Scotland with our main agenda being of roping in their entire top-order for this clash. Be it batting first or second, we don’t see Scotland losing too many wickets with their top 4 all coming out and opening their arms perfectly to amass a bagful of runs today.
With 58 in the last clash, the side’s second opener Lorna Jack comes in as well for us after stitching together an 87 run stand with Bryce for the opening wicket. Becky Glen is selected as well by us as we opt for a deadly duo from the side, one which is bestowed with the skill set needed to excel at the biggest stages.
In USA’s Erica Rendler, we finally have our first player come in from the side as well with the opener opted by us for this pertinent encounter.
SC-W vs USA-W Dream11 All-Rounders
With both the sides filled to the brim with specialist names, players who have an affinity to deliver enterprising performers with both the bat and ball, it was only befitting of us to pack our side with the four maximum allowed all-rounders. The two come in from either side with Scotland’s Kathryn Bryce and Rachel Scholes forming a two woman partnership from the side.
Elsewhere from USA we have opted to get in Onika Wallerson after her 15 runs with the bat and the 1 wicket with the ball in the last clash. She’ll be accompanied by Nadia Gruny whose 22 run knock as an opener promised to be converted into a big score before she found herself unlucky to be run-out.
SC-W vs USA-W Dream11 Bowling Order
Given how flummoxed USA are in the batting order, we are going in with the two picks from Scotland, their frontline bowlers who will leave no stone in bundling out the opposition cheaply. Pacer Katie McGill and Abtaha Maqsood come in for us with Maqsood delivering a staunch spell in the warm-up encounter to return with figures of 2-5 from 4 overs.
Sara Farooq from USA completes our side for today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Sarah is our captain for this clash while the side’s captain, Kathryn is selected as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.