United Arab Emirates women's national cricket team

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United Arab Emirates
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Captain Humaira Tasneem
as of 5 December 2015

The United Arab Emirates national women's cricket team is the team that represents the country of the United Arab Emirates in international women's cricket matches. They made their international debut in the ACC Women's Tournament in Malaysia in July 2007, captained by twelve-year-old Natasha Cherriath. In the first round they faced Bangladesh, China and Singapore, and performed poorly, losing all of their games. On the first day of the tournament they suffered their most dramatic loss, scoring only 9 all out in 38 minutes, to which Bangladesh replied with 10/0 in eight balls; this is the lowest score in any form of international cricket.[1] Their highest total was against the slightly more experienced Singapore, against whom they scored 65/5 in 30 overs. Singapore reached 66/4 with 8 balls to spare.[2][3] Since then they have been playing many tournaments but haven't been able to achieve success. However, not letting all this affect their spirit, they took part in The GCC Women's T20 Championship in 2014 which was held in Oman and defeated Kuwait, Oman and Qatar in all the matches and were winners of the tournament.

They were also declared winners in the 2nd GCC Women's T20 Championship in Qatar in 2015. In this tournament also they remained undefeated.

Current Squad: Humaira Tasneem (Captain), Natasha Michael Cherriath, Priyanjali Jain (Wicketkeeper), Esha Oza, Kyna Astrid Vedhasinghe, Dharini Ravi, Chaya Mughal, Aysha Naushad Khan, Subha Srinivasan, Shalani Wanniarachchi, Shivani Sathe, Kavisha Kumari, Fatimah Ahsan , Heena Harish Hotchandani, Dipanki Borcar, Roopa Nagaraj, Nisha Ali, Namita D'souza, Samiya Salim, Bhairavi Prakash, Charvi Ajay Bhatt, Chaitrali Kalgutkar, Aashna Khemani, Bonfilia Periera.

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