ICC Girls’s World Twenty20 2018: Event information and gamers to look at


England are hoping so as to add the World T20 to the World Cup, as they did in 2009
ICC Girls’s World Twenty20
Venues: Guyana, St Lucia, Antigua Dates: 9-24 November
Protection: Ball-by-ball Take a look at Match Particular commentary and in-play video highlights on all video games on BBC Radio 5 stay sports activities additional and by way of the BBC Sport web site & app; stay textual content commentary on all England & Eire video games, plus chosen different matches

After 5 tournaments performed in parallel with the boys’s occasion, the ICC Girls’s World Twenty20 lastly holds its first standalone version, within the West Indies.

The hosts are additionally the defending champions after their victory in India in 2016. England, in the meantime, are hoping for a repeat of 2009, once they received the inaugural competitors whereas nonetheless holding the 50-over Girls’s World Cup – which they received once more on house soil final yr.

Three-time winners Australia stay robust, whereas World Cup runners-up India, perennial semi-finalists New Zealand and enhancing South Africa may also fancy their possibilities. In the meantime, the sport’s shortest format will permit Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Eire to dream of overturning the shape e book.

The construction of the competitors is straightforward – the 10 groups are divided into two round-robin teams of 5, with two groups from every group qualifying for the semi-finals.

BBC Take a look at Match Particular summariser Ebony Rainford-Brent, a part of England’s successful squad in 2009, has picked out a few of the gamers and groups to look at.

Chamari Atapattu (Sri Lanka)

Position: Left-handed opener, right-arm seamer, captain

T20 worldwide document: 69 video games; 1,162 runs (common 17.60, strike price 92.73); 14 wickets (common 31.92, economic system price 6.43)

2018 kind: Regained the captaincy in March, however missed the Asia Cup with dengue fever and has a high rating of 31 in T20 internationals this yr.

Ebony’s view: “She hit 178 not out towards Australia within the World Cup in England final yr, and since then she’s performed around the globe within the Large Bash and the Tremendous League.

“She’s a harmful left-hander who can take you aside. Massively be careful for her.”

Do you know: Atapattu is the primary Sri Lankan girl to play within the huge abroad T20 leagues – lining up for Yorkshire Diamonds in England’s Tremendous League, and for Melbourne Renegades in Australia’s Large Bash.

Deandra Dottin (West Indies)

Position: Proper-handed middle-order batter, right-arm seamer

T20 worldwide document: 102 video games; 2,089 runs (common 25.47, two centuries); 46 wickets (common 20.00, economic system price 6.27)

2018 kind: An unremarkable yr by her requirements, averaging underneath 20 in eight T20I appearances – with a 44-ball 59 in an ODI being a spotlight.

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Ebony’s view: “She’s damaged information earlier than, and she will bowl a few of the most deadly yorkers on the dying.

“Though she’s not fired for a very long time, she’s a high quality participant. I noticed she took three wickets in a warm-up sport – and taking part in at house, I would be careful for her.”

Do you know: Dottin’s century towards South Africa within the opening match of the 2010 match, from 38 balls, was the primary scored in ladies’s T20 internationals. It remained the quickest in males’s or ladies’s T20 worldwide cricket till crushed by David Miller and Rohit Sharma (each 35 balls) in 2017.

Sophia Dunkley (England)

Position: Proper-handed middle-order batter, leg-spin bowler

T20 worldwide document: Uncapped

2018 kind: Received the Kia Tremendous League with Surrey Stars, impressing coach Mark Robinson sufficient to call her as one in all three uncapped – and uncontracted – gamers within the England squad.

Ebony’s view: “When a staff suppose they have you on the ropes, she will are available in at six or seven, knock the ball round, hit a few boundaries and alter the dynamic of a sport.

“She’s bought some helpful leg-spin and he or she’s an attention-grabbing participant I am trying ahead to seeing.”

Do you know: Though that is her first official England call-up, Dunkley skilled with the complete facet throughout the summer time collection towards New Zealand.

Ashleigh Gardner (Australia)

Position: Proper-handed batter, off-spin bowler

T20 worldwide document: 17 video games; 220 runs (common 18.33, strike price 136.64); 11 wickets (common 24.81, economic system price 7.00)

2018 kind: Established herself at quantity three for Australia, not too long ago hit 63 not out from 37 balls towards Pakistan.

Ebony’s view: “She could be completely harmful in terms of batting – she scored 100 within the Girls’s Large Bash League