Scotland Women play USA Women in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier on Monday, September 19, at the Tolerance Oval in Abu Dhabi from 8:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
The Scotland women’s cricket team were beaten in both matches of the recent T20I series against Ireland Women. However, Saskia Horley’s knock of 44 runs from 33 balls will be a positive for the Scots heading into these qualifiers.
On the other hand, USA Women secured a 25-run win against UAE Women in their last competitive match in this format. Despite Disha Dhingra’s half-century in the run chase, USA fell short of Thailand Women’s score by 64 runs in the warm-up match on September 16, 2022.
Eight teams have been drawn together in two groups of four teams in these qualifiers. The top two teams from each group will compete in the playoffs and the qualified finalists will book their ticket to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 in South Africa.
Scotland Women vs USA Women ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier odds
Parimatch odds: Scotland Women: 1.24, USA Women: 3.90
Betwinner odds: Scotland Women: 1.25, USA Women: 3.98
10CRIC odds: Scotland Women: 1.24, USA Women: 3.96
1xBet odds: Scotland Women: 1.26, USA Women: 4.02
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Scotland Women vs USA Women head-to-head in T20Is
Scotland Women beat USA Women by 30 runs in their only previous match against each other. The Scottish side batted first and scored 60 runs in seven overs in a rain-curtailed encounter and restricted USA to 30/5 in the run chase.
The USA women’s cricket team have also never faced the Scots in WODIs.
Scotland Women vs USA Women ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier squads
Scotland Women: Kathryn Bryce (captain), Abbi Aitken-Drummond, Lorna Jack, Priyanaz Chatterji, Katie McGill, Sarah Bryce (wicketkeeper), Abtaha Maqsood, Hannah Rainey, Ellen Watson, Saskia Horley, Megan McColl, Katherine Fraser, Ailsa Lister, Rachel Slater, Olivia Bell.
USA Women: Sindhu Sriharsha (captain and wicketkeeper), Moksha Chaudhary, Mahika Kandanala, Geetika Kodali, Lisa Ramjit, Anika Kolan, Gargi Bhogle, Isani Vaghela, Suhani Thadani, Snigdha Paul, Bhumika Bhadriraju, Taranum Chopra, Disha Dhingra, Prithi Iyengar, Ritu Singh, Yashaaditi Teki, Sai Tanmayi Eyyunni.
Scotland Women vs USA Women probable playing XI
Scotland Women: Ailsa Lister, Sarah Bryce (wicketkeeper), Abbi Aitken-Drummond, Kathryn Bryce (captain), Saskia Horley, Lorna Jack, Katherine Fraser, Megan McColl, Rachel Slater, Abtaha Maqsood, Hannah Rainey.
USA Women: Mahika Kandanala, Disha Dhingra, Snigdha Paul, Sindhu Sriharsha (captain and wicketkeeper), Lisa Ramjit, Ritu Singh, Geetika Kodali, Isani Vaghela, Taranum Chopra, Suhani Thadani, Bhumika Bhadriraju.
Scotland Women vs USA Women ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier combined fantasy XI
Mahika Kandanala, Sarah Bryce (wicketkeeper), Sindhu Sriharsha, Kathryn Bryce (captain), Saskia Horley, Lorna Jack, Katherine Fraser, Bhumika Bhadriraju, Rachel Slater, Abtaha Maqsood, Suhani Thadani.
Scotland Women top picks vs USA Women ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier
Kathryn Bryce: The Scotland captain has smashed 647 runs in 26 WT20Is, averaging 40.43. Bryce has the ability to play a long innings with the bat and is also economical with the ball. She has scalped 25 wickets in her career at the international level.
Abtaha Maqsood: The 23-year-old legbreak bowler was a revelation for Birmingham Pheonix Women in The Hundred 2022. Maqsood has also had a bright start to her international career for Scotland, taking 30 wickets in 27 innings. Maqsood tends to strangle the batters with her variations in pace and length.
USA Women top picks vs Scotland Women ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier
Bhumika Bhadriraju: The 17-year-old offbreak bowler bowled an impressive spell of 4/9 in only her second WT20I for the United States of America. Bhadriraju also bowled economically against Zimbabwe Women on her debut for the team.
Sindhu Sriharsha: USA’s captain ranks fifth in the all-time WT20I records for most catches in an innings, thanks to her three catches against Argentina Women in October 2021. Sriharsha has scored 232 runs with a top score of 50* in 17 matches for the USA women’s cricket team.
Scotland Women vs USA Women ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier prediction
Scotland Women are richer in experience at the highest level as compared to USA Women in T20Is. The Scots have the odds in their favour in this fixture and they are expected to brush aside the USA challenge in this qualifier.
The United States of America team lack the X-factor to create a massive impact against the Scots in this encounter. They are unlikely to create an upset in this match at the Tolerance Oval.
Scotland Women vs USA Women ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 38°C
Wind: 17 km/h
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