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Women's T20 World Cup 2020 Teams & Squads

The seventh edition of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup is scheduled to begin from 21 February 2020 in Australia. The World Cup will feature 10 teams, out of which 8 have qualified directly for the tournament whereas two other teams, Bangladesh and Thailand have qualified for the tournament via the 2019 ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier.


Table of Contents


  1. The Squads
  2. India Women's Cricket Team
  3. Australia Women's Cricket Team
  4. England Women's Cricket Team
  5. Pakistan Women's Cricket Team
  6. South Africa Women's Cricket Team
  7. West Indies Women's Cricket Team
  8. New Zealand Women's Cricket Team
  9. Sri Lanka Women's Cricket Team
  10. Bangladesh Women's Cricket Team
  11. Thailand Women's Cricket Team


Most of the teams have already declared their Women's T20 World Cup squads, and they have taken care to select the best possible team for the World Cup.


The Squads


The title is currently held by Australia and the other teams such as India and England are strong contenders for the trophy. A total of 10 teams are participating in the tournament, with Thailand being the associate member of ICC which has gained an entry into the tournament after winning the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifiers.


India Women's Cricket Team


The Indian team, which is a strong contender for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup this year shall be led by Harmanpreet Kaur and Taniya Bhatia will be keeping the wickets as the main wicket-keeper. The team also has the presence of Smriti Mandhana, Rajeshwari Gaekwad and Shikha Pandey amongst the players along with the youngsters such as Jemimah Rodriguez.


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Players
Harmanpreet Kaur (c)
Taniya Bhatia (wk)
Harleen Deol
Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Richa Ghosh
Veda Krishnamurthy
Smriti Mandhana
Shikha Pandey
Arundhati Reddy
Jemimah Rodrigues
Deepti Sharma
Pooja Vastrakar
Shafali Verma
Poonam Yadav
Radha Yadav


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Australia Women's Cricket Team


Amongst all the ICC Women's T20 World Cup teams, the Australian team will have the highest expectations from the fans since it will be defending the title and that too, at home. The team will be led by Meg Lanning and the team will have the presence of Nicola Carey and Alyssa Healy in the top order to boost up the batting line up. Beth Mooney and Megan Schutt have also been included in the squad for a stronger bowling line up.


Players
Meg Lanning (c)
Rachael Haynes
Erin Burns
Nicola Carey
Ashleigh Gardner
Alyssa Healy
Jess Jonassen
Delissa Kimmince
Sophie Molineux
Beth Mooney
Ellyse Perry
Megan Schutt
Annabel Sutherland
Tayla Vlaeminck
Georgia Wareham


England Women's Cricket Team


The English Women's team will be led by Heather Knight and will be their first-ever tournament with a new coach. The team has 15 members including the wicket-keeper Amy Jones, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn and Lauren Winfield. The team will play India and Australia prior to the World Cup.


Players
Heather Knight (c)
Tammy Beaumont
Katherine Brunt
Kathryn Cross
Freya Davies
Sophie Ecclestone
Georgia Elwiss
Sarah Glenn
Amy Jones (wk)
Natalie Sciver
Anya Shrubsole
Lauren Winfield
Fran Wilson
Danielle Wyatt
Mady Villiers


Pakistan Women's Cricket Team


The Pakistan Women's team was announced on 20 January 2020 for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup and shall be led by Bismah Maroof. Two of the senior players, i.e. Muneeba Amin and Aimen Anwar have been recalled for the tournament whereas only one uncapped player, Ayesha Naseem has been included in the 15 member squad.


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Players
Bismah Maroof (c)
Aimen Anwar
Aliya Riaz
Anam Amin
Ayesha Naseem
Diana Baig
Fatima Sana
Iram Javed
Javeria Khan
Muneeba Ali
Nida Dar
Omaima Sohail
Sadia Iqbal
Sidra Nawaz (wicketkeeper)
Syeda Aroob Shah


South Africa Women's Cricket Team


The South African team will be led into the world cup by Dane van Niekerk who was out of action since February 2019 due to injury. However, she has been called back as the skipper to lead a team full of experienced players such as Mignon du Preez, Lizelle Lee, Trisha Chetty, Shabnim Ismail and Marizanne Kapp into the World Cup in Australia. Dane had earlier a great Women's Big Bash League season where she had scored 125 runs and took 9 wickets in 11 matches of the tournament.


Players
Dane van Niekerk (c)
Chloe Tryon
Trisha Chetty
Shabnim Ismail
Marizanne Kapp
Ayabonga Khaka
Masabata Klaas
Nadine de Klerk
Lizelle Lee
Suné Luus
Nonkululeko Mlaba
Mignon du Preez
Tumi Sekhukhune
Nondumiso Shangase
Laura Wolvaardt


West Indies Women's Cricket Team


The West Indies cricket board has also declared the final squad for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup and Stafanie Taylor has been named as the captain of the team. However, along with lots of players, the team has one senior player who has been recalled after 12 years, i.e. Lee Ann Kirby who had played her last match in 2008.


Players
Stafanie Taylor (c)
Aaliyah Alleyne
Shemaine Campbelle (wk)
Shamilia Connell
Britney Cooper
Deandra Dottin
Afy Fletcher
Cherry-Ann Fraser
Sheneta Grimmond
Chinelle Henry
Lee-Ann Kirby
Hayley Matthews
Anisa Mohammed
Chedean Nation
Shakera Selman


New Zealand Women's Cricket Team


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The White Ferns have not made a lot of changes in their squad since their series against the Proteas Women. However, Lea Tahuhu has joined the team again and the team is being led by the all-rounder Sophie Devine. The team has two uncapped players, Jess Kerr and Lauren Down as well who might make their debuts in the World Cup.


Players
Sophie Devine (c)
Suzie Bates
Lauren Down
Maddy Green
Holly Huddleston
Hayley Jensen
Leigh Kasperek
Amelia Kerr
Jess Kerr
Rosemary Mair
Katey Martin
Katie Perkins
Anna Peterson
Rachel Priest
Lea Tahuhu


Sri Lanka Women's Cricket Team


The Sri Lanka Cricket has selected a 15 - member squad led by Chamari Atapattu to move into the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup. She shall be assisted by players such as Harshitha Madavi, Anushka Sanjeevani, Nilakshi De Silva and Sathya Sandeepani. Additionally, the board also has announced a 5 member standby squad.


Players
Chamari Atapattu (c)
Harshitha Madavi
Anushka Sanjeewani
Hansima Karunaratne
Shashikala Siriwardene
Nilakshi De Silva
Ama Kanchana
Kavisha Dilhari
Udeshika Probodhani
Achini Kulasuriya
Hasini Perera
Sathya Sandeepani
Umesha Thimashini
Sugandika Kumari
Dilani Manodara


Bangladesh Women's Cricket Team


The Bangladesh team will be led by Salma Khatun who has affirmed that the team is balanced and has adequate experience to walk into the World Cup. Also, the team has been strengthened by the return of Rumana Ahmed who has been made the vice captain of the team.


Players
Salma Khatun (c)
Rumana Ahmed
Jahanara Alam
Shamima Sultana
Murshida Khatun Happy
Ayesha Rahman
Nigar Sultana Joty
Sanjida Islam
Khadija-Tul-Kubra
Panna Ghosh
Fargana Haque Pinki
Nahida Akhter
Fahima Khatun
Ritu Moni
Sobhana Mostary


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Thailand Women's Cricket Team


The Thailand Women's Team, which has won 17 matches in a row in 2019 has not undergone any major changes. The team for the world cup is almost the same as the one which had won the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifiers. Sornnarin Tippoch has been named the skipper of the team and she'll be accompanied by Natalya Boochatham, Naruemol Chaiwai and Chanida Sutthiruang.


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Players
Sornnarin Tippoch (c)
Nattaya Boochatham
Wongpaka Liengprasert
Phannita Maya
Ratanaporn Padunglerd
Onnicha Kamchomphu
Naruemol Chaiwai
Chanida Sutthiruang
Nannapat Koncharoenkai
Soraya Lateh
Rosenanee Kanoh
Thipatcha Puttawong
Suleeporn Laomi
Natthakan Chantham
Suwanan Khiaoto


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