China Women succumbed to a record-breaking defeat at the hands of UAE in a T20I encounter in Bangkok today. Both the margin of defeat (189 runs) and their brittle batting effort (14 all out) mean the players enter the record books for all the wrong reasons!
With T20I status now applied all across the globe, it’s to be hoped that such humbling defeats don’t discourage players from emerging nations and that cricket continues to evolve into a truly worldwide sport.
It was Kings of Convenience who said that “Failure is always the best way to learn”…
Looking forward to China posting competitive totals in the future.
Harris has history at this level but appears to have been employed primarily as a bowler when donning Australian colours. She’ll be hoping that her exploits with the willow can earn her a recall to the national side then both Australia’s men’s (Marcus) and women’s teams could have Harris at the top of the order.
I’m not going to pretend to know everything there is to know about Khan but from my previous readings it was stored in my memory that there were two sisters, (The other being Shazia) aided by their father, trailblazing a way for women in Pakistan to play cricket.
The sisters were instrumental in even getting Pakistan a women’s team and were part of the XI when the players took to the field to represent their nation for the first time ever. They achieved this despite fierce opposition from some quarters.
Women’s cricket continues to go from strength to strength today but the efforts of pioneers such as Khan back when the landscape was far more uneven should not be forgotten.
It’s been a while but here’s a brand spanking new audiocast. Not much prep went in to this but I thought that the Commonwealth Games merited a mention. What a great opportunity it could be to help provide more exposure to Associate nations and cricket in general.