HARARE, Zimbabwe- West Indies Women head into the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier on a winning note, after defeating Thailand women by 151 runs in their warm-up match at the Sunrisers Sports Club ground in Harare. West Indies Women posted 230/6 from their 50 overs, with Thailand Women finishing on 79 all out in 36.3 overs.
Head Coach Courtney Walsh was pleased with the outcome ahead of the first match on November 23 against Ireland, “It was good to get in a practice match in Zimbabwe to get accustomed to the conditions. The ladies went out and did what was required. Deandra and Hayley had good knocks, so it’s good to see the runs continuing from over from Pakistan. We gave all the bowlers a chance to get a feel of the pitch here in Zimbabwe. It was important to get match practice as Papua New Guinea pulled out so we are short one game.”
Coach Walsh added, “Once you keep winning you’re going to keep having confidence. We left Pakistan pretty confidently and it’s important to keep that momentum and not taking anything for granted. Obviously, this was just a practice game but the win is important for team morale and then we have a few days before we start the competition, so it’s good to get that win under our belts.”
The West Indies Women will continue their training schedule for the next three days before kickstarting their qualifying campaign on November 23 against Ireland.
West Indies Women
230/6 (50 overs)
Deandra Dottin 101 Onnicha Kamchomphu 6-0-26-2
Hayley Matthews 57 Suleeporn Laomi 8-0-37-2
79 all out (36.3 overs)
Chanida Sutthiruang 37 Shakera Selman 2-1-1-2
Sornnarin Tippoch 9 Aaliyah Alleyne 5-2-9-2
ICC WOMEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFIER 2021 GROUPS
Group A: West Indies, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands
Group B: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Zimbabwe, USA
ICC WOMEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFIER 2021 – WEST INDIES WOMEN GROUP A FIXTURES.
November 23 – West Indies vs Ireland, Old Hararians
November 27 – West Indies vs Sri Lanka, Old Hararians
November 29 – West Indies vs Netherlands, Sunrise Cricket Club
ICC WOMEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFIER 2021 – SUPER6 FIXTURES
Super 6 Match 21 – Old Hararians
Super 6 Match 22 – Harare Sports Club
Super 6 Match 23 – Sunrise Cricket Club
Super 6 Match 24 – Old Hararians
Super 6 Match 25 -Harare Sports Club
Super 6 Match 26 – Sunrise Cricket Club
Super 6 Match 27 – Old Hararians
Super 6 Match 28 – Harare Sports Club
Super 6 Match 29 – Sunrise Cricket Club
All matches start at 9:30 am local time, 3:30 am Eastern Caribbean time, 2:30 am Jamaica time.