The first match of the 2021 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier will be played on October 18 between Brazil and the United States at Reforma Athletic Club, Naucalpan, Mexico. Brazil will be playing in an ICC women’s event for the first time since 2012.
Brazil: Roberta Moretti Avery (c), Marianne Artur, Karina Goncalves, Lara Moises, Nicole Monteiro, Alice Nascimento, Erika Ribeiro, Maria Ribeiro, Laura Silva, Maria Silva, Renata Sousa, Evelyn Souza, Daniella Staddon, Lindsay Vilas Boas
United States: Sindhu Sriharsha (c), Shebani Bhaskar (vc), Gargi Bhogle, Holly Charles, Moksha Chaudhary, Sara Farooq, Uzma Iftikhar, Geetika Kodali, Anika Kolan, Laasya Mullapudi, Tara Norris, Chetnaa Prasad, Akshatha Rao, Suhani Thadani, Isani Vaghela
Players to watch out for
The right-hand bat is one of the most experienced players in the Brazil team. She has played 10 T20Is and has scored 232 runs at an average of 29. She is also the top run getter of the team.
Roberta Moretti Avery:
The skipper leads from the front in terms of wicket tally. The right arm seamer has 15 wickets in 10T20Is, including the best of 3-1. Apart from her bowling, she is a good right hand bat, having scored 150 runs in nine T20Is, at an average of 30.
The captain of the United States is the leading run scorer for her side. The right hand opening bat has scored 118 runs in seven T20I innings. She is also one of the most experienced players in the team. Prior to playing for the United States, she was a part of the India U-21 team.
The right arm off spinner is a wily bowler. She has four wickets in as many T20Is, including the best of 4-19. She bowls at an economy of just 4.84.
Last 5 match-performance
Brazil have won their last five T20Is, which they played against Chile, Peru, Mexico and Argentina (twice) between October 3 and October 6, 2019. Since then, they have not played a T20I.
On the other hand, the United States have managed to win just one out of their last five T20Is. The United States won against Namibia only on September 6, 2019. They lost to Netherlands, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Scotland in the other four matches. Since September 6, 2019, United States have not played a single T20I.
The weather does not look that good through the course of the match. There is a 25% chance of precipitation in the morning and 40% chance of precipitation in the afternoon. The temperature ranges between 20 and 23 degrees Celsius.
Six T20Is have been played at this venue. All these matches were played in 2019. Teams batting second have won on four occasions while teams batting first have won on two occasions. The highest total scored is 157 and the lowest total mustered is 89. Among the highest wicket-takers, the top five have been right arm seamers, which suggests that the venue favors the quick bowlers more than the spinners.
Date: October 18, 2021
Time: 8.30 pm IST
Venue: Reforma Athletic Club, Naucalpan, Mexico
Live streaming: Fancode
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