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|Name of the team:||Barbados Women|
|Owner of the team:||Barbados Cricket Association|
|Captain of the team:||Hayley Matthews|
|Coach of the team:||Corey Collymore|
Super 50 Cup, Women 2023
Barbados, a small and lesser-known country in the West Indies, has given its women a chance to shoulder men by introducing cricket for women. The women's team was formed in 1975 and also recorded its first match in the same year. The team has been a witness to a lot of highs and lows, losses and wins, and is a glorious chapter in the history of the country. They have been very successful in the tournaments they played like the Super50 Cup and the T20 Blaze with 5 and 3 titles respectively.
They have also participated in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Women's T20 Internationals. But they could not perform to the expectations. They played 3 matches out of which they won 1 and lost the rest. Their first T20I was against Pakistan in the above-mentioned tournament.
The recently announced squad for the year 2023 includes insanely talented players like Allison Gordon, Theanny Herbert-Mayers, Trishan Holder, Kyshona Knight, Asabi Callender, NaiJanni Cumberbatch, Hayley Matthews as the captain, Alisa Scantlebury, Kycia Knight, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shanika Bruce, Shamilia Connell, Keila Elliott, Shakera Selman and lastly Aaliyah Williams.
The governing body of the team of Barbados Women is the Barbados Cricket Association which is also the owner of the Barbados Men's team. Established in 1933 as an act of the Parliament has been the reason for the all-around improvement of cricket in Barbados. It was established as a replacement for the Barbados Cricket Challenge Cup Committee. Since its formation, BCA is known for producing talented players and it is no doubt that they will keep up with the goodwill in the coming years as well.
The brand value of the team Barbados Women is not currently available on the web. The team is packed with talents and surprises, and they have proved it to the world several times. Owing to their performance in the following seasons of the Super50 Cup, Commonwealth Games, T20 Blaze and also in other leagues, their brand value is predicted to rise significantly in the next few years. Any further information about brand value will be updated here.
Super50 Cup performance
The team has been playing in the Super50 Cup for almost 40 years, but 2015 proved to be the most successful one. It was in this season that they claimed their first championship title ever. They started headstrong in the season, with 3 wins from 5 matches. Among the two of their remaining matches, one was abandoned and the other was tied due to their stellar performances. They ended the league stage at the top of the points table with 18 points and recorded a net run rate of 1.853. With this, they gained the eligibility to play in the finals. In the ultimate faceoff, they were against the second team on the points table, the Jamaica Women. In the match, Barbados Women dominated the game and pulled out a 124-run victory batting first. This gave them the chance to be crowned the champions for the first time. Since then, they did not look back and continuously delivered to the needs of the game.
2016 was not one of the best ones for the team, as they could not defend their championship trophy which was just a match away. In the season they played a total of 5 matches, of which they won 1, lost 1, and 3 matches were abandoned due to apt reasons. At the end of the league stage, the team stood in the third position with 11 points and a net run rate of 1.359. At this stage, they qualified for the finals though the reasons for Guyana who were in the second position on the points table being ruled out are not clear. Nevertheless, they lost the final match against the most successful team in the tournament, the Trinidad and Tobago Women. The match was abandoned due to rain but Trinidad and Tobago Women were declared champions based on better qualifier records.
This season, the team gave the same output as the previous one. They played beautiful cricket in all their group matches but failed to convert it to the finals. In 2017 they faced a total of 5 matches and not to anyone's surprise won all 5 of them. At the end of the league stage, the Barbados Women sealed the number one spot on the points table with 20 points and a net run rate of 1.614. The season was like a repetition of the 2016 season. They qualified for the finals for the third time in a row, and this time as well they were up against the Trinidad and Tobago Women. In the finals Barbados won the toss and put the opponents to bat first. They showed an incredible display of cricket but the other team was slightly better than them and thus, they lost the finals by 21 runs. This season, they ended up as runners-up as well.
In the 2018 season, the Barbados Women's team became the champions for the second time since 2015 after having not-so-good performances in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. It was like they got their momentum back and delivered outstanding performances throughout the season. This season they played a total of 3 matches. Of these three matches, they won 2 and the remaining 1 was abandoned due to rain. They finished the season right at the top spot of the points table with 11 points registering a net run rate of 1.876.
The first match in the 2018-19 season for the Barbados Women as a team was against the Leewards Island Women team, which they won by 7 wickets. Their second was a huge confidence booster for the women as they won it big by 241 runs against the Windward Island Women. Their next win came against Jamaica in the chase by 8 wickets. Then they faced the Guyana Women and as expected, won the match by 5 wickets, chasing down 159 runs. Their next encounter was again a victory against the Trinidad and Tobago Women by 28 runs. They delivered a spectacular performance in the entire 2019 season remaining unbeaten in all 5 matches and eventually went on to win the championship title for the fourth time in the team's history.
After being postponed for consecutive two years, the 2022 season was a comeback season for the teams as well. The defending champions Barbados Women's team resumed play with a one-sided win against the Windward Island Women by 149 runs. In their next encounter against the Jamaica Women, they successfully defended 121 runs, thus registering a win by 11 runs. The following match was again a victory in the chase by 9 wickets against the Trinidad and Tobago Women. Their next match was also a victory against the Jamaica Women which led them to be determined as the winners of the season for the fourth time.
The first match of the 2023 season for the four-time champions was on May 8 against Trinidad and Tobago which ended in a win by 6 wickets. Their second match was against the Guyana women's team which was the second victory in a row by 9 wickets in the chase. They got a pretty strong foothold in the sea as they registered their third win, which was by a big margin of 205 runs crushing Jamaica Women. Their next match was a successful defence as they emerged victorious against the Windward Women by 73 runs. They reached the finals of the tournament owing to their dominating performance throughout the season. In the finals, they were up against the Leewards Women in a low-scoring encounter. They held their nerves till they won the match by 7 wickets. This made the Barbados Women's team crowned as the champions for the fifth time in the tournament.
The team is packed with lots of emerging skills from across the country. Though they faltered in the season, they showed a glimpse of their brilliance on the 22 yards with outstanding batting and bowling figures. Even though the results were not as good as expected, they gave their best performances. The following subheadings are a highlight of the same.
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Barbados Women is undoubtedly a spectacularly talented and immensely skilled team and they have shown it to the audience, 5 times in The Regional Super50 Cup and thrice in the T20 Blaze. Though their performance in the Commonwealth Games was not as good they are sure to come back stronger and portray themselves as one of the main contenders for the Commonwealth gold medal in the upcoming seasons.