Match 15: China vs Japan | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report

In match no. 15 of the ongoing 2024 Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women’s T20 Premier Cup, the national women’s teams of China and Japan are set to go head-to-head. The game will be played at Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur, on the 11th of February 2024, at 11:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Match 15: China vs Japan | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report
Match 15: China vs Japan | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report

Squads:

China – Huang Zhuo (C), Chen Jie (WK), Han Lili, Zheng Lili, Mengting Liu, Zi Mei (WK), Sun Meng Yao, Xu Qian, Zhang Xiangxue, Chen Xinyu, Zhi Xin Yu, Wenjing Yin, Yang Yu Xuan, Mingyue Zhu

Japan – Mai Yanagida (C), Ahilya Chandel, Ayumi Fujikawa, Hinase Goto, Haruna Iwasaki, Shimako Kato, Elena Kusuda-Nairn, Akari Nishimura (WK), Erika Oda, Meg Ogawa, Kurumi Ota, Seika Sumi, Erika Toguchi-Quinn, Nonoha Yasumoto

Players to watch out:

Huang Zhuo

The 38-year-old batter from 15 T20I appearances has accumulated 192 runs and registered the highest of 30. Huang didn’t have the desired start in this competition departing for just 1, but she’ll be backed to stage a quick turnaround and lead the scoring.

Han Lili

The 33-year-old all-rounder, from 16 T20I innings, has taken 19 wickets, at an economy rate of 3.94, and from 20 outings added 238 runs to the tally, registering respective bests of 2/11 and 45*. Han in the opener departed after scoring 11, and it’ll be hoped she capitalizes on this start.

Hinase Goto

The 19-year-old batter has managed to score 107 runs from 14 T20I outings, and notably, she rewrote her career best to 44 in her first outing in this competition. The team will count on Hinase to carry forward this momentum into the business end.

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Ayumi Fujikawa

The 20-year-old pacer has picked up 10 wickets, including the highest of 3/19, maintaining an economy rate of 6.06, while also can be handy with the bat. Ayumi was a standout in a recent series, and continuing the form, returned figures of 1/23 in the opener. She’ll be banked upon for the goods.

Pitch:

The wicket at the Royal Selangor Club provides a well-balanced playing surface that slightly favors the bowlers. While it’s conducive for batting, the average score of 110 indicates that bowlers, especially spinners, can expect some assistance from the pitch.

Weather:

Kuala Lumpur promises ideal conditions for a complete game of cricket with no expected rain. The temperature is forecasted to hover around 32°C, with light winds and humidity of 66%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Akari Nishimura, Hinase Goto, Han Lili, Mai Yanagida, Huang Zhuo, Ayumi Fujikawa, Erika Toguchi-Quinn, Ahilya Chandel, Mingyue Zhu, Erika Oda, Shimako Kato

Match details:

Date – February 11, 2024

Time – 11:00 AM IST

Venue – Royal Selangor Club, Kuala Lumpur

Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.

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