Theertha Satish to lead UAE in ICC Women's Under 19 T20 World Cup

The Emirates Cricket Board announced for the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup

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UAE captain Theertha Satish (right). — Supplied photo
UAE captain Theertha Satish (right). — Supplied photo

Published: Sat 24 Dec 2022, 9:47 PM

Last updated: Sat 24 Dec 2022, 9:48 PM

The Emirates Cricket Board on Saturday confirmed the team that will represent the UAE in the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa Saturday (January 14-29).

The UAE, which have been drawn in Group D with South Africa, India and Scotland, will be led by wicketkeeper-batter Theertha Satish.

“The UAE Women’s team has continued to demonstrate an admirable approach to team cohesiveness where all players complement each other and deliver consistent match-winning performance," said Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Selection Committee Chairman.

"They have taken advantage of every opportunity to showcase their positive attitude with increasing confidence. As they now take their well-earned place to compete in the ICC’s inaugural U19 Women’s T20 World Cup, we wish the team a very successful South African tour.”

Having secured their place in the inaugural tournament through a dominating, five-match clean-sweep in the Asia Qualifiers, the UAE will be vying to secure their place in the top three of their group which will see them progress to the tournament’s ‘Super Six’ round.

The top two teams from the ‘Super Six’ groupings will then progress to the semifinals.

Najeeb Amar, the team's head coach said: “The UAE women's team have enjoyed a very successful 2022, and through these successes we are now part of history by competing in the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup - our collective reward for all the hard work each individual has invested.

"Our goal is to compete to the best of our abilities, to push those abilities and finish our Group matches in the top three (and) proceed to the Super Sixes.”

UAE squad: Theertha Satish (captain), Vaishnave Mahesh, Samaira Dharnidharka, Lavanya Keny, Sanchin Singh, Rinitha Rajith, Indhuja Nandakumar, Siya Gokhale, Mahika Gaur, Avanee Sunil Patil, Archara Supriya, Rishitha Rajith, Geethika Jyothis, Sanjana Ramesh, Ishitha Zehra

UAE’s schedule:

January 14: UAE v Scotland

January 16: UAE v India

January 18: UAE v South Africa

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