Scotland Women's squad named for ICC Global Qualifier
The squad set to represent Scotland at the ICC Women’s Global Qualifier in Sri Lanka has been announced.
Abbi Aitken leads the side and will be well supported by the experienced Kari Anderson, who will be vice-captain for the tour.
Seam-bowler Priyanaz Chatterji is the only change from the squad that travelled to Thailand for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier in 2015.
Top-order batter Fiona Urquhart will travel from Sydney where she has been representing Gordon Cricket Club, while Kathryn Bryce concludes her stint with the Melbourne Stars at the Women’s Big Bash League.
Katie McGill and Kari Anderson will both make their way from New Zealand where they have been representing Northern Spirit.
Scotland captain Abbi Aitken said, “It was an extremely difficult selection process this time around, and that’s credit to every member of the wider-squad for the brilliant efforts and attitudes shown throughout the preparation months.
The final 14 selected have a good variety of skills to offer as well as a good balance of youth and experienced players. The squad is very clear on our aims and aspirations for the tournament and what is required of us in order to achieve them.”
“Whatever the outcome, the experience and opportunity is huge and we will be going out there to do our country proud!” Aitken concluded.
Scotland will face some world-class opposition in Group B, being joined by the likes of Pakistan and South Africa.
The squad will depart on the January 29th to prepare for Sri Lanka with a short visit to the UAE where they will contest two warm up games against Ireland at Sharjah Stadium.
Scotland Squad: Abbi Aitken (c), Kari Anderson (vc), Kathryn Bryce, Sarah Bryce, Priyanaz Chatterji, Kirstie Gordon, Samantha Haggo, Lorna Jack, Abtaha Maqsood, Katie McGill, Liz Priddle, Ollie Rae, Rachel Scholes, Fi Urquhart.
Zimbabwe – 5 February at Colombo Cricket Ground
South Africa – 8 February at Mercantille Cricket Ground
Bangladesh – 10 February at Colombo Cricket Ground
PNG – 11 February at Mercantille Cricket Ground
Pakistan – 13 February at Mercantille Cricket Ground