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Commonwealth Games 2022: Check out schedule, squads for Women’s T20 cricket

Eight teams will be playing in a round-robin format to qualify for the playoffs. the teams are divided into two pools.

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New Delhi: Women’s T20 cricket is making its debut in the upcoming Commonwealth Games. This is the second appearance of the sport in the event after 1998 when the men’s List-A cricket was played when South Africa won the gold medal. It is a great moment for cricket fans across the world and finally, the moment arrived in the origin country of the sport.

Eight teams will be playing in a round-robin format to qualify for the playoffs. the teams are divided into two pools. India along with Australia, Pakistan and Barbados is in Group A.

Group A Group B
India England
Australia South Africa
Pakistan New Zealand
Barbados Sri Lanka

Harmanpreet Kaur will be captaining the Indian side who will look out to win a medal in the event. World Champions Australia is the clear favourite, but England and India also have great chances to get their hand on the gold medal.

Schedule:

India will take on Australia in the first game of the tournament on July 29 at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground which will host all cricket matches at CWG. Meanwhile, India will face the Pakistan side on July 31, which is expected to be a big clash in terms of the audience and the thrill which will be added to the event.

Game Date
India vs Australia July 29
Pakistan vs Barbados July 29
New Zealand vs South Africa July 30
England vs Sri Lanka July 30
India vs Pakistan July 31
Barbados vs Australia July 31
England vs South Africa August 2
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka August 2
Australia vs Pakistan August 3
India vs Barbados August 3
South Africa vs Sri Lanka August 4
England vs New Zealand August 4
Semi-Finals August 6
Bronze Medal Match August 7
Finals August 7

Picture courtesy: Birmingham Games

Squads:

India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sabbhineni Meghana, Sneh Rana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh, Pooja Vastrakar, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav

Australia: Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington

Picture courtesy: ICC

Barbados: Hayley Matthews (c), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shanika Bruce, Shai Carrington, Shaunte Carrington, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Keila Elliott, Trishan Holder, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Alisa Scantlebury, Shakera Selman, Tiffany Thorpe, Aaliyah Williams

Pakistan: Bismah Maroof (c), Muneeba Ali (wk), Anam Amin, Aiman Anwer, Diana Baig, Nida Dar, Gull Feroza (wk), Tuba Hassan, Kainat Imtiaz, Sadia Iqbal, Iram Javed, Ayesha Naseem, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Omaima Sohail

England: Heather Knight (c), Nat Sciver (vc), Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Bryony Smith, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt

New Zealand: Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Eden Carson, Izzy Gaze, Claudia Green, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Amelia Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Jess McFadyen, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu

South Africa: Suné Luus (c), Anneke Bosch, Trisha Chetty, Lara Goodall, Sinalo Jafta, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Nadine de Klerk, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Mignon du Preez, Tumi Sekhukhune, Shabnim Ismail, Chloe Tryon, Laura Wolvaardt

Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu (c), Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Vishmi Gunaratne, Ama Kanchana, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Anushka Sanjeewani, Malsha Shehani, Rashmi Silva

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