TL-W vs SC-W Dream11 : Scotland and Thailand get their series underway as the two sides look to test out their final squad ahead of the T20 World Cup qualifiers
Ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier, four countries have gotten together to partake in the Euro-Asia Quadrangular Series. A showpiece series featuring Scotland, Ireland, Thailand and Netherlands, the importance of the series can be augured from the fact that all these sides will be clashing heads against each other once again starting 30 August in a bid to qualify for next year’s T20 World Cup.
The second match of the opening day of the series will see Scotland and Thailand square off against each other as either look to get their sojourn underway with a resounding win. Having contested against each other only once before, the match is an opportunity to not only test out their squads but also get acclimatised with each other’s strengths and weaknesses ahead of the all important qualification process.
While Thailand have emerged as one of the most promising cricketing countries in the women’s fraternity from the Asian region, Scotland have done equally well in the European continent. Coming up from the grassroots level as part of ICC’s development program in a bid to make the game as notable and expansive as possible, these two countries are a testament to the rampant rate at which cricket is extending its outreach on the world stage.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Despite this being the second encounter on the surface in a gap of almost one hour, don’t expect that to deter the playing conditions. The surface for the first match was a batting friendly one and should stay the same for this encounter as well, one which ensures a runs galore contest at our hands.
The side winning the toss will be looking to come out and chase on this surface and make the most of whatever purchase there is for the pacers in the early part of the encounter.
Probable Playing 11
Sarah Bryce, Becky Glen, Lorna Jack, Ruth Willis, Rachael Scholes, Priyanaz, Sam Haggo, Katie McGill, Megan McColl, Hannah Rainey, Charis Scott
Naruemol Chaiwai, Nattaken Chantam, Phannita Maya, Soraya lateh, Rosenan Kanoh, Nattaya Boochatham, Chanida Sutthiruang, Sornnarin Tippoch, Suleeporn Laomi, Onnicha Kamchomphu
The last time these two countries squared off against each, we saw Thailand women persevere by 27 runs in what was a complete performance by the side. As far as team strength goes, they are clearly the superior of the two units, lined up with names who know what it takes to succeed at the highest level.
We see this script titling the match in Thailand’s favour with us expecting them to go on and register a win in their series opener in what promises to be a closely contested encounter.
Euro-Asia Quadrangular Series
Match: Scotland Women Vs Thailand Women
Date And Time: 8th August, Thursday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Salland Cricket Club, Deventer
- Sarah Bryce, Becky Glen, Katie McGill, Megan McColl
- Naruemol Chaiwai, Nattaken Chantam, Nattaya Boochatham, Chanida Sutthiruang,
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for TL-W vs SC-W Dream11
Both the sides offer good value in this facet with the teams lined up with worldclass wicket-keepers, players who play quissential roles in their side’s batting order. From Scotland we have decided to pick up Sarah Bryce with her having amassed a momentous 440 runs in her previous 20 matches, one which include two 50s as well.
Elsewhere from Thailand we have their opener, Naruemol Chaiwai come in for us owing not only to her high batting position but her innate ability to use the nous of her abilities to make the most of the powerplay. The points she’ll amass from boundaries paired up with her stumpings and catches make her a choice to definitely indulge in for this encounter.
Batswomen for TL-W vs SC-W Dream11
Continuing with the picks from Thailand, we are bringing in number three bat Nattaken Chantam as well into our playing 11. A major reason for the side’s ascendancy over the course of the last year has been their flawless top 3, a trivalent which has on a consistent basis come up with hefty runs for the side.
Scotland see their opener Beck Glenn and Charis Scott enter the fray of our side for this encounter. The T20 format is one where we always find the top-order batters to be safe picks given the restricted number of overs and this duo is when on whom Scotland’s changes of winning this encounter heavily rest on.
All-Rounders for TL-W vs SC-W Dream11
Perhaps the most pivotal segment of our side, the all-rounders could end up determining in which favour this match swings. The first name on our mind while crafting this segment was Nattaya Boochatham with the opener amassing a rich bagful of runs in the domestic arena. She’s someone who has delivered across all formats for her side and at all levels, seeing her not only one of the most astute but experienced performer for her side as well.
With 342 runs in 24 innings, Chanida Sutthiruang comes in from the side as well while from Scotland we have opted for Rachel Scholes, someone who has a penchant to deliver in unison with both the bat and ball.
Bowling Order for TL-W vs SC-W Dream11
While the result can go either way, there is one certainty which definitely emerges from this encounter and that is of the fact that wickets will tumble down at will in this fixture. And with Thailand coming bestowed with such an exemplary bowling unit, the likelihood of Scotland tumbling down is a realistic one, seeing us bring in both Suleeporn Laomi and Onnicha Kamchomphu.
Elsewhere while we wanted to rope in pacer Katie McGill from Scotland, her hefty price tag saw us turn our attention to Megan McColl and Hannah Rainey instead. If the side are going to make things jittery for Thailand, these two will need to step up to the ante and rise to the occasion.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Nattaya is our side’s captain while we are going in with Chanida as our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, 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 who are expected to dole out the maximum points.