Playing for the first time since the pandemic, the side will look to tune up for the 50-over World Cup qualifiers this December
Thailand will get some much-needed match-time, ahead of the 50-overs World Cup qualifiers later in the year, when they tour Zimbabwe and South Africa for a spread of limited-overs games starting August 15.
The Zimbabwe leg consists of four one-dayers and three T20Is against the national team, all in Harare, before they proceed to South Africa to play five one-dayers and three T20s against the Emerging XI in Potchefstroom.
“It’s going to be our first tour to Africa and also our first after the World Cup, so it’s going to be interesting to see how we fare in a new continent and adapt to foreign conditions,” said Shan Kader, Thailand’s cricket development manager. “Everyone in the squad is quite excited and looks really good in training so let’s see how it translates on this tour.”
The global qualifier will identify three teams that will join the top seven for next year’s 50-over World Cup in New Zealand. The qualifier was originally scheduled to be hosted by Sri Lanka in July 2020, but has now been pushed back to November-December 2021, with Zimbabwe, one of the participants, slated to host the event.
Squad: Naruemol Chaiwai (captain), Nannapat Khoncharoenkrai (vice-captain), Nattaya Boochatham, Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Chanida Sutthiruang, Natthakan Chantham, Suornornin Tippoch, Rosenanee Kanoh, Wongpaka Liengprachcha, Onch Sunida Chaturongrattana