Thailand Women have been on an extended preparatory phase for 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup with tours of Australia and India - Image by ICC/Getty Images

Cricket Association of Thailand (CAT) have announced their 15-member Women’s squad for their first appearance at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia in Feb 2020.

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Thailand’s Naruemol Chaiwai in action against Ireland Women during 2019 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Scotland – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

Thailand squad boasts of Nattaya Boochatham, the leading wicket-taker in T20Is in 2019, Naruemol Chaiwai, the leading run-scorer in T20Is in 2019 and ICC Women’s Emerging Player of the Year, Chanida Sutthiruang, in their ranks alongside the experienced duo of Sornnarin Tippoch and Suleeporn Laomi.

Thailand squad have had an extensive run-up to the ICC event, with three members of the squad representing ICC Global Development Squad on their tour of Australia in Nov/Dec 2019, followed by the squads tour of Australia, where they played matches against the domestic clubs. The squad then travelled to India and played a T20 Quadrangular series involving Bangladesh Women as well, to whom they lost in the finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers in 2019.

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Thailand Women’s Squad in Jubilation after winning the semifinal against Papua New Guinea Women and securing their spot in 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

Thailand are drawn alongside West Indies, South Africa, England and Pakistan in Group B.

Thailand Squad

Sornnarin Tippoch (Captain), Nattaya Boochatham, Wongpaka Liengprasert, Phannita Maya, Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Naruemol Chaiwai, Chanida Sutthiruang, Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Soraya Lateh, Rosenanee Kanoh, Thipatcha Puttawong, Suleeporn Laomi, Natthakan Chantham & Suwanan Khiaoto

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Thailand and Namibia in action during ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Scotland – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

Thailand Women Women’s T20 World Cup Group Stage Schedule (timings local)

22nd Feb 2020: Thailand Women vs West Indies Women @WACA, Perth @2:00pm

26th Feb 2020: Thailand Women vs England Women @Manuka Oval, Canberra @2:00pm

28th Feb 2020: Thailand Women vs South Africa Women @Manuka Oval, Canberra @2:00pm

03rd Mar 2020: Thailand Women vs Pakistan Women @Sydney Showground, Sydney @2:00pm

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