Women’s World T20 2018: Squads announced for the marquee Women’s ICC event

ICC Women’s World T20 2018 is hosted by the West Indies from 9th- 24th November.

West Indies women's team are the defending champions of the World T20 tournamentThe marquee ICC Women’s World T20 2018 is set to be played in the West Indies from 9th- 24th November.

The ICC confirmed the squads of all the participating nations with four players each from South Africa and the West Indies, three from Sri Lanka, two each from India, New Zealand and Pakistan and one each from Australia and England in the list of players not to miss a single edition of the tournament.

The defending champions West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor is appearing for the sixth time in the tournament and said, “Leading the West Indies in the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 is both an honor and challenge for me. It will obviously be a great feeling to be in the prestigious role at home but one has to also live up to expectations since we won the tournament in India last time.

There are 19 players who will be appearing in their sixth World T20 tournament and they are Ellyse Perry (Australia); Jenny Gunn (England); Harmanpreet Kaur, Mithali Raj (India); Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (New Zealand); Sana Mir, Javeria Khan (Pakistan); Dane van Niekerk, Trisha Chetty, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail (South Africa); Eshani Lokusooriya, Udeshika Prabodhani, Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka); Merissa Aguillera, Deandra Dottin, Anisa Mohammed, Stafanie Taylor (West Indies). 

Leading all-rounder Ellyse Perry is approaching a double, needing 10 wickets to become the first Australian to take 100 wickets in T20I cricket and 125 runs to reach 1,000.

For India, players like Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will be the stand out players in the tournament and first win will be their 50th in all editions of the tournament.

The squads:

Australia:
Meg Lanning (captain), Nicole Bolton, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Alyssa Starc, Elyse Villani, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham.


Bangladesh:
Salma Khatun (captain), Ayasha Rahman, Fahima Khatun, Fargana Hoque Pinky, Jahanara Alam, Khadiza Tul Kubra, Lata Mondol, Nahida Akter, Nigar Sultana Joty, Panna Ghosh, Ritu Moni, Rumana Ahmed, Sanjida Islam, Shamima Sultana, Sharmin Akhter Supta.


England:
Heather Knight (captain), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Kirstie Gordon, Jenny Gunn, Danni Hazell, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Linsey Smith, Lauren Winfield, Danni Wyatt.


India:
Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Tanya Bhatia, Ekta Bisht, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Anuja Patil, Mithali Raj, Arundathi Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav.


Ireland:
Laura Delany (captain), Kim Garth, Cecelia Joyce, Isobel Joyce, Shauna Kavanagh, Amy Kenealy, Gaby Lewis, Lara Maritz, Ciara Metcalfe, Lucy O’Reilly, Celeste Raack, Eimear Richardson, Clare Shillington, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.


New Zealand:
Amy Satterthwaite (captain) Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Sophie Devine, Kate Ebrahim, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Katey Martin, Anna Peterson, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Jessica Watkin.


Pakistan (captain to be announced later):
Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz.


South Africa:
Dane Van Niekerk (captain), Trisha Chetty, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Zintle Mali, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Robyn Searle, Tumi Sekhukhune, Saarah Smith, Chloe Tryon, Laura Wolvaardt.


Sri Lanka:
Chamari Athapaththu (captain), Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Sugandika Kumari, Eshani Lokusooriya, Dilani Manodara, Yashoda Mendis, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Prabodani, Inoshi Priyadarshani, Oshadhi Ranasinghe, Shashikala Siriwardena, Rebeka Vandort, Sripali Weearakkody.


West Indies:
Stafanie Taylor (captain), Merissa Aguilleira, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Natasha Mclean, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Shakera Selman.

(Inputs: icc-cricket.com)


By Jatin Sharma - 10 Oct, 2018

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