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Captain Laura Delany speaks on the eve of the T20 World Cup Qualifier semi-final

Delany won Player of the Match v Netherlands
Delany won Player of the Match v Netherlands
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Scotland – Ireland Women’s captain Laura Delany believes her young squad have put the disappointment of the loss to Thailand behind them ahead of the crucial semi-final against Bangladesh on Thursday morning.

 Speaking on the eve of the semi-final, Delany said:

“We were bitterly disappointed to lose in such a tight game. We’ve had a few close encounters with Thailand over the last few weeks but were confident that we could get over the line yesterday. We are raring to go tomorrow and very focused on the job ahead.”

 To refocus and prepare the squad for the semi-final, she said:

“We have a young group so we have kept things pretty simple but we have had conversations about what we need to execute as individuals and as a unit. We are really lucky in that we have a support staff team of seven people, so we have all the tools at our disposal to be ready to go tomorrow.”

Ireland Women face Bangladesh in a do-or-die semi-final tomorrow morning at 10am (Irish time) – the winner of which heads to the Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia in February.