Nepal, Malaysia and Bhutan selectors have announced their respective Women’s squads for the upcoming 2019 Thailand T20 Smash tournament, to be held from Jan 12th – 19th, 2019 at Terdthai Cricket Ground and Asian Institute of Technology ground in Thailand.
The tournament will be played with official T20I status with matches involving “Thailand A” exempted from the status (only T20). Thailand are the highest ranked team in the tournament as per ICC Women’s T20I Team rankings at 12th, followed by UAE at 14th. Nepal Women are ranked 18th in the team rankings as of now.
UAE, Nepal, China, Malaysia and Thailand A will be in Group A of the tournament while Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Bhutan and Myanmar will be in Group B. The group phase will be a single round-robin format followed by the semis and the finals. Top 2 from each group will qualify for the semi-finals while there will be play-off matches to determine till the 8th place for the tournament.
2019 Thailand Smash T20 Schedule (In order of play: first 2 matches in morning session at 9:30am followed by the remaining 2 matches in the afternoon session at 1:30pm):
18th Jan 2019: Semifinal #1 ; A3 vs B4 ; Semifinal #2 ; A4 vs B3
19th Jan 2019: 3rd/4th play-off ; 5th/6th Play-off ; Final ; 7th/8th Play-off
Bhutan Women’s Squad: Yeshey Wangmo (Captain), Anju Gurung, Thukten Dema, Tshering Zangmo, Ngwang Choden, Dechen Wangmo, Tashi Lhaden, Yeshey Choden, Pema Seldon, Sonam Peldon, Sonam, Tshering Yangchen, Karma Dema & Ritshi Choden
Nepal Women’s Squad: Rubina Chhetry Belbashi (Captain), Sita Rana Magar, Karuna Bhandari, Sarita Magar, Nery Thapa, Indu Barma, Sonu Khadka, Aarati Bidari, Kajal Shrestha, Roma Thapa, Kabita Kunwar, Dolly Bhatta, Mamta Kumari Chaudhary & Bindu Rawal
Malaysia Women’s Squad: Intan Jamadihayu, Mas Elysa Yasmin, Arianna Natasya, Niik Nur Atiela, Winifred Anne (Captain), Ainna Hamizah, Christina Nina, Wan Julia, Emylia Eliani, Nur Nadirah, Yusrina, Nurul Syahirah, Wan Nor Zulaika Sofea & Elsa