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Final Commonwealth Games spot up for grabs in Malaysia

Five groups really do fight at the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur for the last spot at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Bangladesh, Kenya, Malaysia, Scotland and Sri Lanka will contend in a cooperative configuration T20 competition, with the table-fixing group booking their pass to Birmingham.

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Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa have as of now gotten their spot for the games, just as Barbados, chose as the delegate from the West Indies.

Ladies’ cricket will include in the Commonwealth Games interestingly this year, with the game’s last appearance being a men’s opposition in 1998, fittingly in Kuala Lumpur, where the current week’s ladies’ competition happens.

The hosts start off procedures, confronting Bangladesh on the morning of match the very beginning, with Sri Lanka and Scotland going head to head in the early evening installation.

Malaysia skipper Winifred Anne Duraisingam stresses that her group should take advantage of their home-field information assuming they are to gain any ground at competition.

“We are positively agreeable as we probably are aware the ground conditions and we trust this will put forth a strong effort.

“The pitch is energetic and is really great for both batting and bowling.”

Sri Lanka head into the passing competition as ostensibly the most grounded side on paper, however Chamari Athapaththu’s side passed up fitting the bill for the Women’s World Cup, missing out to Bangladesh, Pakistan and the West Indies because of their mediocre ICC ODI Ranking.

Athapaththu accepts the group ought not battle for inspiration, given the failure of neglecting to meet all requirements for New Zealand 2022.

“Aside from the World Cup, the Commonwealth Games is the other significant competition to be held in 2022. Clearly, it won’t clear out the mistake of passing up the World Cup yet will provide us with some measure of comfort.

“We have a generally excellent shot at winning this competition and fitting the bill for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. We have encountered players just as capable young people in our side, with any semblance of Harsitha Samarawickrama and Kavisha Dilhari the ones to pay special attention to.”

Bangladesh and Scotland act like the greatest challengers for Athapaththu’s side, and Nigar Sultana accepts her side has sufficient aggregate ability to win.

“We have encountered campaigners to commend the young abundance in our group.

“We are good to go now, having played in various conditions during the beyond couple of months.

“It will be a consolidated exertion from us all on the off chance that we truly do well here.”

Scottish skipper Kathryn Bryce is playful with regards to her group’s possibilities, and keeping in mind that the exhibitions of both herself and leg-spinner Abtaha Maqsood will go quite far towards qualifying, the group is beginning to sort out solid exhibitions collectively.

“There are loads of players in the group who are beginning to stand up and as a group we’re not actually depending on few individuals any longer which is truly energizing to see.

“Clearly Abtaha Maqsood has had a huge summer playing in The Hundred and I think her quality will ideally come through and can possibly win us some matches.”

Each match of the Commonwealth Games Qualifier will be live-gushed on, with replays accessible on-request after the last ball.

Live scores and match reports will be at and the Online Media Zone.

Match plan (neighborhood time):

18 Jan: Malaysia versus Bangladesh (09h30); Sri Lanka versus Scotland (13h15)

19 Jan: Kenya versus Bangladesh (09h30); Scotland versus Malaysia (13h15)

20 Jan: Kenya versus Sri Lanka (09h30)

22 Jan: Scotland versus Kenya (09h30); Sri Lanka versus Malaysia (13h15)

23 Jan: Bangladesh versus Scotland (09h30); Malaysia versus Kenya (13h15)

24 Jan: Bangladesh versus Sri Lanka (09h30)

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