Please find listed below six women’s international players that I suggested keeping an eye on when T20I status was dished out all around the globe. Firstly, here’s the link to my original post…
Louise Little (Ireland)
A tough time for the still only sixteen-year-old but hopefully she’ll be stronger for it.
Mariko Hill (Hong Kong)
Has shown glimpses of her ability but will want to make more significant contributions.
Pauke Siaka (Papua New Guinea)
A name synonymous with cricket in PNG, her games played are a small sample size on which to make a judgement.
Naruemol Chaiwai (Thailand)
Quite a few games under her belt now and performing well. She’s averaging 27.29 with the bat and has a top score of 64 not out scored against Malaysia in Bangkok last February.
Rubina Chhetry (Nepal)
Has produced some encouraging displays with both bat and ball including figures of 4-2 against Indonesia last January.
Cher van Slobbe (Netherlands)
Has chipped in with some wickets in her few games played.
Please find listed below six men’s international teams that I suggested keeping an eye on when T20I status was dished out all around the globe. Firstly, here’s the link to my original post…
The number in brackets denotes current world T20I ranking.
One of the few South American countries with any great cricket history, Argentina have plenty of work to do having fallen off the radar somewhat.
A few years on from any meaningful international success, Canada will hope to climb back into the top 20 soon. South African Davy Jacobs leads the side nowadays. The successful launch of the Global T20 Canada and with it the attraction of international stars will hopefully inspire a new generation of Canadians to take up the game.
One of the early Associate trailblazers, Denmark are looking to make a name for themselves once again. Coached by Ireland cult hero Jeremy Bray, they came unstuck in recent World Cup Qualifiers finishing behind Jersey, Germany and Italy.
Like Denmark, Fiji’s proximity to a major cricketing nation, in its case Australia, made them an early Associate force but they’ve got a lot to do in order to ascend the current rankings.
It’s early days but there’s a lot of cricket activity in Rwanda and they’ll surely be on the rise soon. They’ve got a lovely ground and cricket is the fastest growing sport in the country.
South Korea (64)
Languishing at the wrong end of the ladder, South Korea have some technically correct players but need to adapt to the modern game. In a recent regional World Cup Qualifier SK finished ahead of Japan and Indonesia but we won’t be seeing them in Australia next year.
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Please find listed below six men’s international players that I suggested keeping an eye on when T20I status was dished out all around the globe. Firstly, here’s the link to my original post…
Simon Ateak (Ghana)
Has made a couple of starts in the few matches that he’s played.
Harrison Carlyon (Jersey)
Struck 50 in his only T20I innings to date against arch rivals Guernsey exactly one month ago.
Ahmad Faiz (Malaysia)
Has made some useful contributions with the bat in the past week including a knock of 43 against Maldives and helping see his team to another victory by scoring 27 not out against Thailand both in Kuala Lumpur.
Andrew Mansale (Vanuatu)
A tough time so far but he’s off the mark.
Calum MacLeod (Scotland)
One of the Associate games most proven players continues to go from strength to strength. He averaged 117 in the Oman T20I Quadrangular in February and recently struck an ODI ton against Afghanistan, not for the first time.
Carl Sandri (Italy)
Errrr, I may have got this one wrong. He’s not been seen for a few years!
Cricket will be part of this year’s Pacific Games to be held in Samoa…
T20I status will be applied to most matches and its great to know that our sport is being recognised and played in all corners of the globe!
As you may be aware, I’m a huge fan of spreading the game around the globe beyond the traditional hotbeds of cricket.
This week, countries such as Papua New Guinea and USA amongst others, go in search of full ODI status…
As with the application of T20I status to all Associate nations, gaining ODI status provides context and inspiration to many cricketers as well as fans.
There’ll be skill on show but surely heartbreak will also unfold. Let’s wait and see how the tournament develops…
Thoughts are with the family of Scotland cricketer Con de Lange who passed away today…
De Lange did once make an appearance on this blog by claiming figures of 6-66 and 4-14 in the virtual world…
Far more importantly, he made contributions on and off the field for both his team and his family.
Wishing his wife and children great strength at such a difficult time.
USA return to the fold. United States of America have had their member status restored…
Leg Bye: Revamp of the Minor Counties set up. From 2020 the Minor Counties will have a new name and new structure…
England discard Dawid Malan has signed a new contract with Middlesex that will keep him at the club until the close of the 2021 campaign. Malan is currently skipper at Lords and is joined in committing his county future by former Glamorgan man James Harris. Harris, once a player seemingly destined to play for England, has at least developed into an important player for his adopted county.
Wide: A player you’d (Or I at least!) had completely forgotten about, has actually gone on to have a productive career… with a First Class average the right side of 40! The things you learn when scrolling through scorecards the world over…