ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 Squads, Groups, Fixtures, Schedule

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ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 Squads, Groups, Fixtures, Schedule

The inaugural edition of the ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup will take place in South Africa from January 2023. Let us look at details on ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.

ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

As many as 16 teams will compete in the tournament, which will start on 14 January and comprise 41 matches in all. It will be followed by the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, which also begins in South Africa on 9 February.

Which teams are taking part in the Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup?

Eleven Full-Member nations gained automatic entry to the inaugural edition of the U19 Women’s T20 World Cup, namely: Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.

The remaining five spots were filled by one team from each of the ICC’s five regions, through regional Qualifier tournaments, which had begun from June this year.

Which teams came through the qualifiers?

As many as 19 teams participated in the regional qualifiers across Asia, Europe, East Asia-Pacific (EAP) and Africa.

  • Asia Qualifier: Bhutan, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, Qatar, UAE (Q)
  • Africa Qualifier: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda (Q), Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda
  • Europe Qualifier: Netherlands, Scotland (Q)
  • EAP Qualifier: Indonesia (Q), PNG
  • USA gained the fifth spot being the only Associate nation eligible to compete under ICC’s Event Pathway Participation Criteria in the Americas region.
  • UAE were the first to qualify after they won the Asia Qualifier in Malaysia with a six-wicket victory over Thailand. The two teams had beaten all others to reach the final, where UAE emerged triumphant.

In the EAP qualifier, Indonesia surprised PNG with a 2-1 series victory to qualify for the main tournament.

Scotland beat Netherlands in back-to-back matches to book their spot from the Europe Qualifier.

In the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier 2022. Also, Rwanda defeated Tanzania by six wickets in the final to fix their spot for the first time at an ICC World Cup tournament at any level.

What is the tournament format? : ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup

The 16 teams are divided into groups of four as below:

  • Group A: Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and USA
  • Group B: England, Pakistan, Rwanda and Zimbabwe
  • Group C: Indonesia, Ireland, New Zealand and West Indies
  • Group D: India, Scotland, South Africa and the UAE

The first-ever ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup will take place in South Africa from 14 to 29 January 2023.

6 teams will participate in the marquee event and some of them have already started unveiling their squads for the same.

The squads for ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup

Group A:

Australia: TBA

Bangladesh: TBA

Sri Lanka: TBA

USA: TBA

Group B:

England: Ellie Anderson, Hannah Baker, Josie Groves, Liberty Heap, Niamh Holland, Ryana MacDonald-Gay, Emma Marlow, Charis Pavely, Davina Perrin, Lizzie Scott, Grace Scrivens, Sophia Smale, Seren Smale, Alexa Stonehouse, Maddie Ward

Non-travelling reserves: Emily Churms, Charlotte Lambert, Bethan Miles, Jemima Spence, Mary Taylor

Pakistan: TBA

Rwanda: TBA

Zimbabwe: TBA

Group C:

Indonesia: TBA

Ireland: Amy Hunter (c), Siúin Wood (vc), Zara Craig, Georgina Dempsey, Rebecca Gough, Abbi Harrison, Jennifer Jackson, Joanna Loughran, Niamh MacNulty, Aimee Maguire, Kia McCartney, Ellie McGee, Julie McNally, Freya Sargent, Annabel Squires

Non-travelling reserves: Aoife Fisher, Alice Walsh

New Zealand: TBA

West Indies: TBA

Group D:

India: TBA

Scotland: TBA

South Africa: TBA

UAE: Squad TBA

The first-ever ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup will take place in South Africa from 14 to 29 January 2023.

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