All you wish to have to grasp for cricket on the Comm Games

Cricket… within the Commonwealth Games?

Yes! Cricket is making its go back to the Commonwealth Games for the primary time since 1998. Back then, males’s one-day cricket featured within the Games staged in Kuala Lumpur.

This is the primary time girls’s cricket has been a part of the Games, with the T20 structure to function.

Women’s T20 cricket has already been showed as returning for the 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Australia, nevertheless it continues to be made up our minds whether or not a males’s pageant may also be presented.

When does it get started?

This Friday! It all will get underway at 11am native time (8pm AEST) when Australia meet India at Edgbaston in entrance of what’s anticipated to be a sell-out crowd.

The groups met within the opening sport of the final T20 World Cup, when India disenchanted the Aussies on their house turf, sooner than Meg Lanning’s staff had their revenge within the last, and the most recent instalment of considered one of cricket’s fiercest rivalries has the possible to be any other epic.

There can be 16 video games performed over 10 days, culminating within the medal fits on August 7. 

Click right here for the entire Commonwealth Games T20 cricket agenda

Where is it being performed?

Every sport can be performed at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium.

The floor is a high-profile venue for males’s cricket within the United Kingdom however has hardly hosted girls’s fits. After sporadic Tests and ODIs on the floor all the way through the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, no girls’s internationals had been performed at Edgbaston till a T20 between England and South Africa in 2014, without any performed since. An Australian girls’s facet hasn’t performed in this floor since 1976.

How does it paintings – and the place are the Windies?

Eight groups are break up throughout two teams of 4, with the highest two in each and every team qualifying for the semi-finals.

Sides completing first of their team will take at the second-place finisher within the reverse team, with the winners of the semi-finals attaining the gold medal fit.

The defeated semi-finalists will face off for the bronze medal.

Group A: Australia, Barbados, India, Pakistan

Group B: England, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka

Australia and India are robust favourites to advance from Group A, whilst England are in red-hot shape following their fresh sequence win over South Africa.

The fight for the second one semi-final berth in Group B might be the only to observe, with South Africa lacking 3 in their greatest stars in Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk and Lizelle Lee, whilst New Zealand have a brand new trainer in former Australian assistant Ben Sawyer, as they appear to finish a six-year absence from the industry finish of primary tournaments.

There’s no West Indies within the Commonwealth Games, with the person Caribbean countries as a substitute vying for the danger to function. Barbados, captained by means of Hayley Matthews, are flying the flag at this match. The Caribbean have been due host a qualifying match to resolve the video games entrant, but if COVID-19 avoided that from taking place Barbados was once awarded the spot by means of distinctive feature of profitable the newest home T20 pageant in 2019.

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What is the time distinction like?

It’s a blended bag for Australian fanatics. The team fits get started at both 11am or 6pm native time, which is 8pm or 3am in Victoria, NSW, Tasmania, Queensland and the ACT, 7.30pm or 2.30am in South Australia and the Northern Territory, or 6pm and 1am in Western Australia.

Australia’s fits in opposition to India and Pakistan are 11am native begins, whilst their fit in opposition to Barbados starts at 6pm.

The semi-finals are each at the similar day, August 6, and get started at 11am and 6pm native time, however who performs through which slot may not be introduced till after the gang fits are achieved. Fingers crossed Australia get the early timeslot so fanatics at house can watch at a good hour!

The bronze medal play-off starts at 10am native on Sunday, August 7 (7pm AEST) whilst the gold medal fit commences at 5pm native the similar day (2am AEST, Monday, August 8).

How can I watch?

Channel Seven dangle the unique rights for the are living protection, replays and highlights for the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Fans can stay alongside of the cricket (and Australia’s pursuit of gold in each recreation!) throughout Seven, 7mate and streaming by the use of 7plus.

Alison Mitchell and List Sthalekar can be a part of the statement staff for the cricket, whilst those that favor radio will have the ability to pay attention to SEN, who will broadcast the Seven statement by the use of their community.

When will the Aussies play?

July 29: Australia v India (11am native, 8pm AEST)

July 31: Australia v Barbados (6pm native, 3am Aug 1 AEST)

August 3: Australia v Pakistan (11am native, 8pm AEST)

Semi-finals: August 6, 11am native (8pm AEST) and 6pm native (3am Aug 7 AEST)

Bronze medal fit: August 7, 10am native (7pm AEST)

Gold medal fit: August 7, 5pm native (2am Aug 8 AEST)

All fits performed at Edgbaston Stadium

What are the Aussies dressed in?

Fans will see a new-look for the Australian cricket staff on the Commonwealth Games, with Meg Lanning’s facet to be decked out by means of the Australian federation’s reliable uniform provider Macron.

The equipment is predominantly ‘Aussie gold’ (no longer canary yellow) and, excitingly for fanatics who keep in mind the lads’s ODI heydays, includes a yellow helmet ! That’s a glance no longer observed on Australia’s girls because the flip of the century, and final at the males in short in March 2020 sooner than the pandemic close the whole thing down.

Beth Mooney models Australia's Commonwealth Games uniform and helmet // Supplied
Beth Mooney fashions Australia’s Commonwealth Games uniform and helmet // Commonwealth Games Australia

The Commonwealth Games Australia ‘Unity’ image, designed by means of Indigenous artist Jenna Lee as a part of a sequence of works created for the Gold Coast 2018 Reconciliation Action Plan, has been included into the design within the detailing on the best and backside of the blouse.  

Also noteworthy is the Commonwealth Games Australia badge at the entrance of the helmet, quite than the standard coat of fingers.

Who are the favourites?

Befitting their bulging trophy cupboard, Australia will pass in as favourites to win the gold, however second-ranked England will even fancy their possibilities as they head into the match in just right shape and with the house turf merit.

Lanning’s staff take a seat 8 issues transparent of England at the ICC’s T20I ratings and feature gained the previous two T20 World Cups in 2018 and 2020.

ICC T20I ratings

1) Australia, 2) England, 3) New Zealand, 4) India, 5) South Africa, 6) West Indies*, 7) Pakistan, 8) Sri Lanka

* West Indies are represented by means of Barbados on the Commonwealth Games

How are the groups shaping up?

Click right here for the entire rundown on each and every squad



Squad: Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington.

How they’re monitoring: Australia will simply be hoping the rain remains away, after having 4 in their seven T20Is in 2022 thus far washed out. The different video games they gained by means of margins of 9 wickets, 9 wickets and 63 runs respectively, so once they do organize to get a outcome, Meg Lanning’s staff had been in shape.


Squad: Aaliyah Alleyne, Shanika Bruce, Shai Carrington, Shaunte Carrington, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Keila Elliott, Trishan Holder, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Alisa Scantlebury, Shakera Selman, Tiffany Thorpe, Aaliyah Williams.

How they’re monitoring: Barbados want their West Indies stars to step up if they’re to advance on this match; thankfully, they have got the Windies’ two maximum devastating T20I avid gamers at their disposal in Hayley Matthews and Deandra Dottin.


Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana, Taniya Sapna Bhatia, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana.

How they’re monitoring: India will get started the match with out Sabbineni Meghana and Pooja Vastrakar, after the pair examined certain to COVID-19 previous to the staff’s departure for the United Kingdom. They touched down in Birmingham on Monday, so have little time to regulate to the prerequisites in comparison to opponents Australia and Pakistan.


Squad: Bismah Maroof (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Gul Feroza, Iram Javed, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Tuba Hassan.

How they’re monitoring: Pakistan additionally misplaced a very powerful preparation time all the way through the rain-affected T20I sequence in Ireland, with 3 in their 4 video games washed out. They claimed a 12-run win on DLS over Ireland of their finished fit.



Squad: Heather Knight (c), Nat Sciver (vc), Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Freya Kemp, Bryony Smith, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt.

How they’re monitoring: England finished a dominant T20I sweep in opposition to South Africa on Monday and can pass into the Commonwealth Games filled with self belief. They have made some daring strikes to variety and their batting order, losing Tammy Beaumont and selling Sophia Dunkley to opener, whilst veteran Katherine Brunt has discovered shape on the proper time.

New Zealand

Squad: Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Eden Carson, Izzy Gaze, Claudia Green, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Amelia Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Jess McFadyen, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu.   

How they’re monitoring: The White Ferns are one thing on an unknown amount, having performed only one T20I this yr, in opposition to India in February. They had been acclimatising to the native prerequisites at Millfield School in Somerset and feature a brand new trainer in former Australia assistant Ben Sawyer.

South Africa

Squad: Suné Luus (c), Chloé Tryon (vc), Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Delmi Tucker, Laura Wolvaardt.

How they’re monitoring: After an excellent 50-over World Cup marketing campaign that stumbled on the semi-final degree, the Proteas didn’t to find the similar shape all the way through their month-long multi-format sequence in opposition to England. They didn’t win any of the six white-ball video games and drew the rain-affected Test. Worse but, they pass into the Commonwealth Games with simply 14 avid gamers, having misplaced Marizanne Kapp (circle of relatives causes), Trisha Chetty (again) and Tumi Sekhukhune (groin) at the eve of the match, changed by means of Tazmin Brits and Delmi Tucker.

South Africa had been already with out famous person opener Lizelle Lee, who abruptly retired from world cricket mid-way in the course of the England sequence, whilst common captain Dane van Niekerk stays unavailable because of an ankle harm.

Sri Lanka

Squad: Chamari Athapaththu (capt), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Vishmi Gunaratne, Malsha Shehani, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Achini Kulasuriya, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Sugandika Kumari, Rashmi de Silva, Oshadi Ranasinghe Anushka Sanjeewani.

How they’re monitoring: Sri Lanka performed T20I sequence in opposition to Pakistan and India in May and June, however in being worried indicators for Chamari Athapaththu’s staff, they gained most effective a type of fits.

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