The Women’s World Twenty20 is all set to take place in the Windies from November 9 to 24. In the latest development, Bangladesh and Ireland women’s team secured their respective positions for the coveted event of the world cricket body ICC.
There are eight teams in total which will be locking horns with each other in the tournament that’s underway in the Netherlands.
Doing justice with the favourite’s tag, Bangladesh and Ireland topped their respective groups. Both teams will contest now in final which will determine who will emerge as a stronger team.
How they qualified:
Bangladesh topped group A after registering a convincing victory of 49 runs over Scotland at the VRA Ground in Amstelveen.
Bangladesh is currently ranked at ninth position in ICC’s multi-format Women’s ranking.
Ireland, who stands at 10th position in ICC rankings achieved the top spot in Group B. Ireland dismantled Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 27 runs at the same venue.
A sudden surprise:
Bangladesh got a sudden surprise as they claimed the title of Asia Cup. Salma Khatun-led Bangladesh and defending champions India locked the horns in final in which Bangladesh thrashed Women in Blue.
Bangladesh vs Scotland:
In the last match of the group stage, Bangladesh faced Scotland. With Ayasha Rahman and Shamima Sultana giving a brisk start to post 51 runs in just 6.1 overs, Bangladesh posted a total of 125 for six. In reply to it, Scotland could only manage 76 for seven at the end of an innings.
Ireland vs PNG:
Ireland finally finds a rhythm after a string of defeats. They faced got a massive defeat at home at the hands of New Zealand. Also, Ireland suffered a close defeat of 1-2 against Bangladesh both at home and as well as in away fixtures.
Against PNG, Ireland managed to score only 113. Defending a low total, Ireland displayed some disciplinary skills with the ball, as the opposite team could only muster 86 runs in 19.2 overs.