The inaugural edition of Commonwealth Games Women’s Cricket Competition 2022 is all set to get underway from July 29 in Birmingham.
The eight teams, divided into two groups, will clash for a gold medal at the tournament that will be played in the T20 format. Group A consists of Australia, India, Pakistan and Barbados – the representative team for West Indies. Similarly, Group B features England, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Squads of all eight teams:
- Australia: Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington.
- Barbados: Aaliyah Alleyne, Shanika Bruce, Shai Carrington, Shaunte Carrington, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Keila Elliott, Trishan Holder, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Alisa Scantlebury, Shakera Selman, Tiffany Thorpe, Aaliyah Williams.
- India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana, Taniya Sapna Bhatia, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana.
- Pakistan: Bismah Maroof (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Gul Feroza, Iram Javed, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Tuba Hassan.
- 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), Chloé Tryon (vc), Anneke Bosch, Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp (TBC), Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Laura Wolvaardt.
- Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu (capt), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Vishmi Gunaratne, Malsha Shehani, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Achini Kulasuriya, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Sugandika Kumari, Rashmi de Silva, Oshadi Ranasinghe Anushka Sanjeewani.
Fixtures (All timings in IST):
- July 29, Friday
Australia Women vs India Women, 4:30 pm
Barbados Women vs Pakistan Women, 11:30 pm
- July 30, Saturday
New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women, 4:30 pm
England Women vs Sri Lanka Women, 11:30 pm
- July 31, Sunday
India Women vs Pakistan Women, 4:30 pm
Australia Women vs Barbados Women, 11:30 pm
- August 2, Tuesday
England Women vs South Africa Women, 4:30 pm
New Zealand Women vs Sri Lanka Women, 11:30 pm
- August 3, Wednesday
Australia Women vs Pakistan Women, 4:30 pm
Barbados Women vs India Women, 11:30 pm
- August 4, Thursday
South Africa Women vs Sri Lanka Women, 4:30 pm
England Women vs New Zealand Women, 11:30 pm
- August 6, Saturday
1st semi-final, 4:30 pm
2nd semi-final, 11:30 pm
- August 7, Sunday
Bronze medal match, 2:30 pm
Gold medal match, 10:30 pm
All matches will be played at Edgbaston Stadium.