United Arab Emirates women's national cricket team

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United Arab Emirates
Refer to caption
United Arab Emirates national Flag
Association Emirates Cricket Board
Personnel
Captain Humaira Tasneem
International Cricket Council
ICC status Associate member with T20I status (1990)
ICC region Asia
ICC Rankings Current [1] Best-ever
Women's n/a n/a
Women's international cricket
First international United Arab Emirates UAE vs. Bangladesh 
(Johor, Malaysia; 11 July 2007)
Women's Twenty20 Internationals
First WT20I v  Netherlands at the Kampong Cricket Club, Utrecht; 7 July 2018
Last WT20I v  Bangladesh at the Kampong Cricket Club, Utrecht; 10 July 2018
WT20Is Played Won/Lost
Total [2] TBA TBA
This year [3] TBA TBA

The United Arab Emirates women's national cricket team represents the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in international women's cricket. The team is organised by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), which has been a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 1990.

The UAE national team made its international debut at the 2007 ACC Women's Tournament in Malaysia.[4] The team lost all three of its matches by large margins, and on debut against Bangladesh were bowled out for just nine runs, in a match which took just one hour to complete.[5] The UAE squad was said to consist of "mothers and daughters",[6] and the captain, Natasha Cherriath, was just twelve years old.[7] The team's coach was Smitha Harikrishna, who played One Day International (ODI) cricket for India, and another ex-India player, Pramila Bhatt, was involved in a pre-tournament training camp.[8]

At the 2009 ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship, the UAE won its first international match, defeating Oman by 49 runs. The team also defeated Kuwait, placing fourth in its six-team group, and narrowly defeated Iran in a play-off to finish seventh overall (out of twelve teams).[9] The UAE had less success at the 2011 ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship, however, placing ninth out of ten teams and winning only two matches.[10] At the 2013 ACC Women's Championship in Thailand, the team failed to win a single game, placing tenth out of eleven teams (above only Kuwait).[11] However, the UAE has performed better in regional tournaments, winning both editions of the Gulf Cricket Council (GCC) Women's Twenty20 Championship (held in Oman in 2014 and in Qatar in 2015.[12]

In June 2016, two teams from Australia's Women's Big Bash League (WBBL), the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder, toured the UAE for a training camp. They played a Twenty20 exhibition match at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Dubai, and were joined by three UAE national team players (Natasha Michael, Chaya Mughal, and Esha Oza), who filled in for injured players.[13][14]

In April 2018, the ICC granted full Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between the United Arab Emirates women and another international side after 1 July 2018 will be a full WT20I.[15]

Squad[edit]

The United Arab Emirates squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier was as follows:[16]

Records[edit]

WT20I records[edit]

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied Draw %age First Last First Win
ICC Full members
 Bangladesh 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 2018 2018
ICC Associate members
 Netherlands 2 1 0 1 0 25.00 2018 2018 7 July 2018
 Papua New Guinea 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 2018 2018
 Thailand 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 2018 2018
Total 5 1 3 1 0 30.00 2018 2018 -
Statistics are correct as of  United Arab Emirates v  Netherlands at Amstelveen, July 14, 2018.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ICC Rankings". icc-cricket.com. 
  2. ^ "WT20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo. 
  3. ^ "WT20I matches - 2018 Team records". ESPNcricinfo. 
  4. ^ Other matches played by United Arab Emirates women, CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  5. ^ "UAE embarrassed by Bangladesh", ESPNcricinfo, 11 July 2007. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Bangladesh crush UAE", Asian Cricket Council, 11 July 2007. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Natasha Cherriath: Emirates high-flyer", Asian Cricket Council. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Natasha to lead UAE women's team", Gulf News, 3 July 2007. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  9. ^ Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Championship 2009, CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  10. ^ Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Championship 2010/11, CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  11. ^ Asian Cricket Council Women's Championship 2012/13, CricketArchive. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  12. ^ "UAE women retain Gulf T20 cricket title", Emirates 24/7, 6 December 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  13. ^ "WBBL teams Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder to tour UAE to promote women's cricket", The National, 26 May 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  14. ^ "'Dream come true' as UAE women's cricketers to share field with Big Bash League stars", The National, 4 June 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  15. ^ "All T20I matches to get international status". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  16. ^ "ICC announces umpire and referee appointments for ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 June 2018. 
  17. ^ "Records / UAE Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Highest totals". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 July 2018. 
  18. ^ "Records / UAE Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Lowest totals". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 July 2018. 
  19. ^ "Records / UAE Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Top Scores". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 July 2018. 
  20. ^ "Records / UAE Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Best Bowling figures". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 July 2018.