ACC Women’s Asia Cup 2018
The ACC Women’s Asia Cup 2018 is all set to take place in June this year. The tournament will be a T20I cricket tournament headed by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). It has been played six times in the past, with the first four tournaments being played in the ODI format.
India have had a spectacular record when it comes to the ACC Asia Cup. They have won all the six editions of the tournament in the past.
This year, the tournament will take place in Malaysia from June 3 to June 11. The six participating countries are Malaysia, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Earlier this month, the ICC had declared full T20I status to T20 matches between all ICC member nations, starting 1st July 2018 for women’s teams and 1st January 2019 for men’s teams.
All T20 matches between member women’s teams will have full international status from 1st July 2018, men’s teams following on 1st January 2019 after the qualification cut-off for #WT20 2020. pic.twitter.com/WcOy7xjpxS
— ICC (@ICC) April 26, 2018
This means that the matches being played with Malaysia and Thailand during the Asia Cup in June will still not be considered T20I matches.
All the matches will be played in T20 format. Each team will play every other team once, and the top two teams on the points table will compete in the final.
The Indian squad for the ACC Women’s Asia Cup 2018 has been announced by the All-India Women’s Selection Committee. The 15-member squad does not include Rumeli Dhar, who had been called up for India’s previous two T20I series.
The Indian side will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur.
Here are the complete squads of the six participating countries.
|India Squad||Sri Lanka Squad||Bangladesh Squad||Pakistan Squad||Malaysia Squad||Thailand Squad|
|Anuja Patil||Shashikala Siriwardene (c)||Ayesha Rahman||Muneeba Ali||Ainna Hamizah Hashim||Arriya Yenyueak|
|Deepti Sharma||Hasini Perera||Salma Khatun (c)||Nahida Khan||Aina Najwa||Chanida Sutthiruang|
|Ekta Bisht||Yasoda Mendis||Nahida Akter||Javeria Rauf||Christina Baret||Nattaya Boochatham|
|Harmanpreet Kaur (c)||Anushka Sanjeewani||Rumana Ahmed||Nain Abidi||Dhanusri Muhunan||Naruemol Chaiwai|
|Jemimah Rodrigues||Achini Kulasooriya||Nigar Sultana||Javeria Khan||Jamahidaya Intan||Nattakan Chantam|
|Jhulan Goswami||Rebeca Vandort||Panna Ghosh||Natalia Pervaiz||Mahirah Izzati Ismail||Nannapat Khoncharoenkai|
|Mithali Raj||Nilakshi de Silva||Lily Rani Biswas||Sidra Nawaz||Mas Elysa||N Saensong|
|Mona Meshram||Udeshika Prabodhani||Fargana Hoque||Bismah Maroof (c)||Nadhirah Nasruddin||O Khamchompu|
|Pooja Vastrakar||Sugandika Kumari||Khadaija Tul Kubra||Nida Dar||Noor Hayati Zakaria||Rosenan Kanoh|
|Poonam Yadav||Oshadi Ranasinghe||Sanjida Islam||Anam Amin||Nur Arianna Natsya||Ratanaporn Padunglerd|
|Rajeshwari Gayakwad||Nipuni Hansika||Fahima Khatun||Kainat Imtiaz||Sasha Azmi||Sirintra Saengsakaorat|
|Shikha Pandey||Harshitha Madavi||Sharmin Sultana||Sana Mir||Wan Julia||Sornnarin Tippoch (c)|
|Smriti Mandhana (vc)||Inoshi Priyadharshani||Jahanara Alam||Nashra Sandhu||Winifred Duraisingam (c)||Sainammin Saenya|
|Taniya Bhatia||Inoka Ranaweera||Jannatul Ferdous Sumona||Diana Baig||Yusrina Yaakop||Suleeporn Laomi|
|Malsha Shehani||Shamima Sultana||Zumika Azmi||Wongpaka Liengprasert|