Just over three weeks, the national sides of Germany, Netherlands and Scotland will be converging on La Manga, Spain for a week of strong competition.
- Qualification up for grabs to both the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier and the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier.
- Germany, Netherlands and Scotland step up preparations as squads are announced ahead of ICC Women’s Qualifier Europe 2019
- All matches to be played as T20 Internationals and to be live-streamed across ICC social media channels with the dedicated commentary team
Germany turns up to the event ranked 31st in the Women’s T20I rankings. On the other hand, the ICC Women’s Qualifier Europe 2019 represents the first time the German nationwide team has competed in an ICC women’s event. Germany captain Anuradha Doddaballapur – who is a postdoctoral research scientist specializing in cardiovascular biology(environmental science) by profession – understands the significant role the national side can play in growing the sport domestically,
“The girls are hugely zealous about cricket and are devoted to raising the profile of the game in various roles at all development levels in Germany”. Asked about the emotion of playing in this event, Doddaballapur said she and her teammates are “really looking forward to playing on the big stage and showing what we are capable of”.
Although being just 21 years old, Scotland captain Kathryn Bryce has plenty of knowledge playing in ICC events of this nature, having made her debut for her country in 2011, aged just 13. Since then, Bryce has seen cricket in Scotland build up both on and off the field.
“The promise to growing the game in Scotland is one of the best things about cricket here. It is currently the best ever growing sport in the country and so many people of all ages are getting involved and having a fantastic time”, said Bryce. Currently ranked 13th in the Women’s T20I rankings, Bryce discusses what qualification would mean for her, “I would feel very excited and exciting! We have been aiming for this for a number of years now, so to finally make it would be such an incredible feeling”.
The ICC Women’s Qualifier Europe 2019 gets underway on 26th June, with Scotland vs Germany at 10:30 am BST.
Babette de Leede, Miranda Veringmeier, Juliet Post (C), Heather Siegers, Robine Rijke, Jolien van Vliet, Caroline de Lange, Hannah Landheer, Iris Zwilling, Esther Corder, Sterre Kalis, Silver Siegers, Eva Lynch, Denise van Deventer.
Katherine Fraser, Kathryn Bryce (C), Sarah Bryce, Priyanaz Chatterji, Rebecca Glen, Samantha Haggo, Lorna Jack, Abtaha Maqsood, Megan McColl, Kathleen McGill, Hannah Rainey, Rachel Scholes, Charis Scott, Ruth Willis
Antonia Meyenborg, Peris Wadenpohl, Anuradha Doddaballapur (C), Christina Gough, Stephanie Frohnmayer, Karthika Vijayaraghavan, Verena Stolle, Anne Bierwisch, Selina Meyenborg, Asmita Kohli, Milena Beresford.
while hosts of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier, Scotland have already secured a place in this event, but will still be hoping to move to the after that stage of the 50-over format of the game.
In just over three weeks, the nationwide sides of Germany, Netherlands and Scotland will be converging on La Manga, Spain for a week of intense competition. The aspirations for all three sides will be to leave 6 days later with confirmed spots in both the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier and the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier.
each and every one Six matches of the ICC Women’s Qualifier Europe 2019 will be broadcast live on ICC social media channels, showcasing ICC’s assurance to increasing awareness of the Women’s game across Europe. The live stream will be delivered by manufacture agency 3C International, with on-screen graphics and scoring integration provided by chic clubs. Each match will also have an enthusiastic commentary team consisting of Iain Leggat and Ciara Metcalfe to provide context and insight as the event progresses.
Netherlands great captain Juliët Post has been playing the game since the age of six and appreciates the exclusive position of cricket as both an individual and team sport,
“I love playing cricket for the reason that you can give self-belief to your teammates from your own performance, and you can also draw confidence from them”.
Discussing the outlook of qualification for the team ranked 23rd in the world, Post said,
“We have trained very hard over the entire winter with our young squad, and it would be huge to achieve qualification from this event”.
*Squads are subject to change.