Naruemol Chaiwai replaces Sornnarin Tippoch as Thailand skipper

Naruemol Chaiwai © Getty  

Naruemol Chaiwai has been appointed as the new captain of the Thailand cricket team in all formats by the Cricket Association of Thailand. Nannapat Khoncharoenkai will be serving as her deputy.

Speaking about the appointment, Chaiwai said that she is humbled to have the opportunity to lead the team. “I consider myself very lucky to be given this opportunity, and I proudly accept this responsibility and its challenges with great pride,” she said.

“There is a great mood and momentum the camp, and I personally feel everyone in the team is in a good place mentally and physically, our goals are well defined, and we share a common vision to excel. With a smile in my heart, I believe exciting times are surely guaranteed in the future.”

Chaiwai, who will be taking over from Sornnarin Tippoch, has played 39 T20Is for Thailand. The 30-year-old batter has made 676 runs including, two half-centuries.

The newly appointed vice-captain Khoncharoenkai has represented the country in 37 matches, and the wicketkeeper batter has scored 388 runs in the shortest format so far.

The association also thanked Tippoch for her contribution to Thailand cricket over the past decade. She led the team into their maiden T20 World cup appearance in 2020.