Scotland has qualified for the ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, following a series win against the Netherlands. After securing a win in the first game of the series, Scotland register a nine-wicket win in the second game, and with that, they also confirmed their spot in the ICC Under-19 World Cup, due to be held in South Africa.
Scotland continued their winning momentum and also won the third game by a massive 123 runs. Both the openers, Ailsa Lister and Darcey Carter scored respective centuries.
A total of 8 Scotland bowlers claimed 8 wickets across three games. For the Netherlands, Robyn van Oosterom was the only batter who put up a fight with a 39-run knock in the second game and a 43-run knock in the third match.
Scotland bowled exceedingly well throughout the series. They restricted the Netherlands to 78 runs in the first game and 94 runs in the second match. In the third T20I, Scotland restricted the Netherlands for just 100 runs in the final match.
With that, Scotland becomes the fourth Associate qualifier for the tournament along with USA, UAE, and Indonesia. The latter earned their qualification for the very first time after defeating Papua New Guinea in a three-match series.
The final spot for the event will be decided in the African Qualifier, to be held in Botswana in September. The hosts will welcome teams such as welcome Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda.
It is worth mentioning that South Africa will host an ICC Under-19 T20 Women’s World Cup for the very first time in January next year.