The record of winning 17 matches consecutively came in 2019 for Thailand while playing the Netherland’s Quadrangular Series. They brought great hopes to the fans by qualifying for the 2020 T20 World Cup. In what may be termed a remarkable development for any cricket fan, Thailand organized its inaugural T20 league and called it Thailand T-20 Smash League.

In the same time frame, Thailand hosted ICC women’s Asia region qualifier and came out as proud winners on their home soil. Along with the quadrangular series in Netherland, Thailand took part in ICC Women’s T20 qualifiers where they lost to Bangladesh by 70 runs.

Key Players

Naruemol Chaiwai, Nattaya Boochatham, Nattakan Chantam, Suleeporn Laomi, Chanida Sutthiruang

Team Thailand

Team Thailand. Image: T20World Cup

X-Factor

Sornnarin Tippoch

Strength

Thailand who has come this far after playing the qualifier is very much dependent on the spin trio of Nattaya Boochatham, Suleeporn Laomi, and Sornnarin Tippoch. They have picked up 48, 43 and 39 wickets in the last two years with an average of less than 10. Along with them, right arm seamer Chanida Sutthiruang has also produced some magical figure and has picked up 42 wickets with the best figure of 5/4. Batting will be dependent on Naruemol Chaiwai, Nattakan Chantam, both of who have scored more than 600 runs in 35 innings.

Weakness

Thailand has never played in such a big platform and against the gainst of the women cricket. All their records are against the associate nations who have been recently given the international T-20s. Thailand has none who has scored at a strike rate of more than 100 or a player, averaging 25. In the modern idea of T-20 game where one need to enough run on the board or need to chase at a brisk pace, these factors can go against the Thailand team.

Team Thailand. Image: T20World Cup

Team Thailand. Image: T20World Cup

Squad

Sornnarin Tippoch (C), Naruemol Chaiwai, Nattaya Boochatham, Nattakan Chantam, Ommicha Kamchomphu, Rosenan Kanoh, Suwanan Khiaoto, Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Suleeporn Laomi, Soraya Lateh, Woongpaka Leingprasert, Phannita Maya, Ratnaporn Pandunglerd, Thipatcha Putthawong, Chanida Sutthiruang

Head To Head

vs England Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 NR/T-0
vs South Africa Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 NR/T-0
vs West Indies Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 NR/T-0
vs Pakistan Played 1 Won 0 Lost 1 NR/T-0

Fixtures

22/2- vs West Indies 12.30 PM (IST)
26/2- vs England 9.30 AM (IST)
28/2- vs South Africa 9.30 AM (IST)
03/3 -Vs Pakistan 9.30 AM (IST)

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