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.
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.