Players to watch the Women’s World Cup Qualifier

Tippoch had first toured Sri Lanka in 2013 when she represented her club, Palink Sports Club, in Sri Lanka’s domestic limited-overs tournament.

A leader of the side, her teammates look up to her off the field as well. Polite to a fault, she has a ready smile for everyone and a can-do attitude – and Thailand’s ability to learn from the experience of playing big matches is reason enough for it, she says.

Group B

Sune Luus (South Africa)

Sune Luus finished as the top ODI wicket-taker for 2016, with 37 in 22 matches at an average of 20.40 and a best of 6 for 36.

Sune Luus, 21, became the second female player, after Heather Knight, to score a half-century and take a five-for in a One-Day International, with her 52 runs and six wickets for South Africa against Ireland in August 2016.

The legspinning allrounder, who also took the only five-for at the Women’s World T20, had a fantastic 2016. She finished as the top ODI wicket-taker for the year, with 37 in 22 matches at an average of 20.40 and a best of 6 for 36.

On South Africa’s tour of Australia, she was asked to open the innings, and despite finding herself in an unfamiliar role, impressed with back-to-back fifties. Her feats earned her a spot in the ICC Women’s Team of the Year.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Luus is making waves in the big leagues. She broke into the senior team at the age of 16, and was playing Under-19 cricket when only 13. Hilton Moreeng, her South Africa coach, describes her as a hard worker and a complete package. It’s easy to see why.

Anam Amin (Pakistan)

Anam Amin has taken four wickets in an innings three times in her 16 matches.