The blockbuster year beforehand in women’s cricket

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Straight away we’re into the swing of things, with England’s excursion of India concluding with the 1/3 T20I on Saturday, nine March, and their collection in opposition to Sri Lanka starting the week after.

Vital ICC Women’s Championship points could be on offer, and England, 50-over global champions but simplest a location beforehand of West Indies at No.7, can be determined to claim entire cost to boost their hopes of automatic qualification for the 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, is remaining, with one win from 12, and so will need to close the gap.

In May, Pakistan travels to South Africa for 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is, while within the mid-yr, a majority of the focus could be on Irish and English beaches. The former will experience a global bumper agenda, providing the visits of West Indies and Zimbabwe.

The latter may also tackle West Indies, earlier than the warfare for the Ashes resumes. The vacation spot of the urn can be determined, all over again, by a multi-format collection, with points unfold across 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is, and a Test in shape. Last time out, in Australia, the Southern Stars retained the urn in a drawn collection. This time, with England back on acquainted turf, and desperate to avenge no longer merely that end result, but their defeat inside the Women’s World T20 2018 final, it is able to be a specific tale.

All the while, the journey to the T20 World Cup and ODI World Cup can be persevering with apace. The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier will take vicinity in Scotland from 31 August to 7 September, and lots of the intervening time may be spent identifying who will take part.

By distinctive feature in their 9th and tenth place finishes at the 2018 Women’s World T20 very last, Bangladesh and Ireland are already showed contributors. Thailand, through a distinctive feature of their smooth sweep of the ICC Women’s Qualifier – Asia 2019, will also be there, as will Scotland as hosts.

The other 4 spots are yet to be determined, and favorable to be hotly contested, with 4 regional competitions among now after which figuring out now not just who will participate within the August event, however also who will feature inside the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in 2020.

First up, from 5-12 May, 9 teams – Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe – will do battle within the ICC Women’s Qualifier Africa 2019 in Zimbabwe. The ultimate is probable to be the favorites, with Uganda having stunned Zimbabwe by using 3 wickets at the 2017 equal to ebook their location on the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier 2018.

Concurrently, from 6-eleven May, there could be the ICC Women’s Qualifier East-Asia Pacific 2019, in Vanuatu. Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and the hosts might be the members. PNG, who were just one win away from qualifying for the 2018 Women’s World T20, will be hot favorites but will be wary of Samoa in particular, having been crushed using them at the 2015 Pacific Games.

Canada and USA will face off inside the USA from 17-19 May, before Germany, the Netherlands and Scotland will conflict in the ICC Women’s Qualifier Europe 2019, to be played from 24-30 June in Spain. It’s to affirm the very last region on the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier, an event this is sure to be interesting. Ireland and Bangladesh could be favorites, having progressed from the 2018 game, but Scotland especially, playing at home and having formerly come agonizingly near in that competition, can be hoping to spring a wonder.

That will all lead into the 2019 Women’s T20 World Cup, featuring teams from the qualifier, in addition to England, West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, New Zealand, South Africa, and hosts and holders Australia. The final will take location on the Melbourne Cricket Ground, precisely a 12 months on nowadays, additionally on International Women’s Day, and Belinda Clark, who is aware of an aspect or two approximately breaking facts, has pretty excessive hopes for it.