LIVE, England Women vs Thailand Women, 7th Match ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020

LIVE, England Women vs Thailand Women, 7th Match ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020

Team News:

England: The European nation could field the same side that slipped to a loss versus South Africa. Meanwhile, Mady Villiers, the off-spinner, who tends to bowl from round the wicket, Lauren Winfield, the wicketkeeper-batter, are some of the options available for the side.

Thailand: The Asian nation could be tempted to pick Rosenan Kanoh, the young off-spinner, in the playing XI, especially in the backdrop of England’s struggles to force the pace on slower tracks.

Match Preview:

When Thailand’s openers – Nattakan Chantam and Nattaya Boochatham – walked out to bat against the West Indies at the WACA in the Women’s T20 World Cup game, many expected the Asian nation to get overawed by the occasion of playing in a big-ticket tournament. However, on a track that offered enough pace and bounce, Thailand gave a good account of themselves before going down by seven wickets.

Thailand found a bright spot in Nannapat Koncharoenkai – the wicketkeeper-batter, who was named as the rising star of Thailand’s squad after the conclusion of the T20 Asia Cup in 2018, compiled an undefeated 33. Despite defending a meagre total, Boochatham and the experienced legspinner, Suleeporn Laomi, combined to make it hard work for West Indies’ batters. The fielding too was top-notch.

The Asian nation also would be getting the chance to play at the Manuka Oval, with the track expected to offer relatively bounce than the WACA. Thailand also would hope for the likes of Boochatham (country’s highest run-getter in the World Cup Qualifiers, 2017) and Naruemol Chaiwai to come good with the bat.