It’s a fantastic feeling to be a part of Thailand Women’s cricket squad these days. The past couple of seasons has seen the ladies improve by leaps and bounds in the International circuit. The turning point of their attention seeking rise was their win over Sri Lanka Women in the 2018 ACC Women’s Asia Cup.
The inexperience of playing in European conditions came to the fore as they were found wanting in the 2018 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifiers in Netherlands. Unable to secure a top 2 place to qualify for the T20 World Cup, however, starting something by winning the final two matches in the qualifiers, which would eventually see them break the all-time T20I winning streak of none other than Australia Women.
At the recently concluded Euro-Asia Women’s T20I Quadrangular in Netherlands, Thailand Women recorded their 17th consecutive victory in official women’s T20 internationals, beating the previous record of 16 set by Australia. The streak run came to an end as they lost to Scotland in a thrilling last-ball finish in their next game, Thailand finished with five wins in six games (including twin victories over Ireland and Netherlands) to top the points table and win the tournament. Scotland Women also showed impressive skills, as they finished 2nd in the 4-nation tournament.
Euro-Asia Women’s T20I Quadrangular Top 15 Run-scorer’s
|Gaby Lewis (Ireland)||6||180||71||36||153.84||2|
|Sarah Bryce (Scotland)||6||169||63 n.o||42.25||114.96||1|
|Lorna Jack (Scotland)||6||149||54 n.o||37.25||80.97||1|
|Nattakan Chantam (Thailand)||6||144||60 n.o||48||109.92||1|
|Nannapat Koncharoenkai (Thailand)||6||136||57||27.2||111.47||1|
|Kim Garth (Ireland)||3||93||47 n.o||46.5||98.93||0|
|Babette de Leede (Netherlands)||6||88||50||17.6||76.52||1|
|Chanida Sutthiruang (Thailand)||5||78||35||15.6||93.97||0|
|Mary Waldron (Ireland)||5||72||31 n.o||72||118.03||0|
|Eimear Richardson (Ireland)||4||69||63 n.o||23||121.05||1|
|Naruemol Chaiwai (Thailand)||6||67||24||11.16||67.67||0|
|Rebecca Glen (Scotland)||5||65||19||13||89.04||0|
|Laura Delany (Ireland)||5||64||24||16||94.11||0|
|Rebecca Stokell (Ireland)||4||63||36||15.75||123.52||0|
|Robin Rijke (Netherlands)||4||58||39||14.5||86.56||0|
All four teams will be taking part in the ICC Global Qualifiers in Scotland with two available spots in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia and having spent time in Netherlands, Thailand Women will be much better placed to challenge for them in Scotland. Ireland and Bangladesh, who qualified in the 2018 edition of the Global Qualifiers, will have some tougher opposition in the field in 2019, if they again have to come up trumps.
Thailand are placed alongside Ireland, Netherlands and Namibia in Group “B” in the global qualifiers in Scotland.
Euro-Asia Women’s T20I Quadrangular Top 15 Wicket-taker’s
|Onnicha Kamchomphu (Thailand)||4||47||9||5.22||4.27||7.3|
|Nattaya Boochatham (Thailand)||6||72||9||8||4.59||10.4|
|Katherine Fraser (Scotland)||6||86||9||9.55||4.19||13.6|
|Ratanaporn Padunglerd (Thailand)||6||60||8||7.5||4||11.2|
|Sornnarin Tippoch (Thailand)||6||65||7||9.28||4.33||12.8|
|Eimear Richardson (Ireland)||6||75||7||10.71||4.5||14.2|
|Laura Maritz (Ireland)||3||31||6||5.16||3.87||8|
|Suleeporn Laomi (Thailand)||6||85||6||14.16||4.32||19.6|
|Katie McGill (Scotland)||6||115||6||19.16||6.69||17.1|
|Annemijn van Beuge (Netherlands)||6||111||5||22.2||6.16||21.6|
|Leonie Bennett (Netherlands)||3||56||4||14||5.6||15|
|Iris Zwilling (Netherlands)||6||124||4||31||7.75||24|
|Mikkie Zwilling (Netherlands)||2||16||3||5.33||5.33||6|
|Samantha Haggo (Scotland)||3||30||3||10||6||10|
|Chanida Sutthiruang (Thailand)||6||64||3||21.33||4.57||28|