The fifth match of the 2021 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier will be played on October 21 between Argentina and the United States at Reforma Athletic Club, Naucalpan, Mexico. While Argentina have lost both their matches that they have played so far, the United States have been invincible.
Argentina: Veronica Vasquez (c), Tamara Basile, Julieta Cullen, Maria Castiñeiras, Magdalena Esquivel, Albertina Galan, Catalina Greloni, Lucia Iglesias, Mariana Martinez, Malena Lollo, Constanza Sosa, Alison Stocks, Lucia Taylor, Martina Del Valle
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 middle order bat, though scored just two runs in her previous outing against Brazil, spent the most time at the crease (faced 21 balls) among all the batters in the team. After getting bowled out for a paltry 12, Argentina would want to fight hard with the bat.
The right arm seamer, who took the new ball was the top performer for Argentina with the ball as she accounted for 2-6 in her 1.3 overs. Having lost both the matches, Argentina will look for redemption and would want their in-form bowler to deliver.
The left hand opening bat scored an unbeaten 39 off 37 balls, hitting five boundaries to take her side to a comfortable win over Canada by 10 wickets. She led the run chase and helped her team to achieve the target of 71 in just 10.5 overs.
The right-arm quick was the pick of the bowlers for the United States in their previous match against Canada. She scalped 2-7 in her four overs. She was the most economical bowler in the match and she bowled a couple of maiden overs.
Through the course of the match, there is a 51% chance of precipitation with 90% cloud cover. The temperature will range from 21 degrees Celsius in the morning (CST) to 24 degrees Celsius in the afternoon (CST). The weather is likely to be mostly cloudy with possible thunderstorms.
Teams batting second have won three out of the four matches. The average score batting first has been 70 and the average score batting second has been 53. Seamers have been more successful than the spinners.
Date: October 21, 2021
Time: 8.30pm IST
Venue: Reforma Athletic Club, Naucalpan, Mexico
Live streaming: Fancode
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