It’ll be a face-off between Blue Avengers and Purple Blazers for match no. 8 of the 2023 Freyer Cup Women’s One-Day League Tournament. The game is scheduled to be played on the 5th of July, 2023, at 9:15 AM Indian Standard Time (IST), at the JS Academy Pbel, Chennai.
Both the Avengers and Blazers faced defeats in their respective season openers. The Blazers experienced a crushing 7-wicket loss while defending their target of 153 runs, while, the Avengers posted a formidable total of 193 runs and had the Strikers at 5 down for 159, however, the game was decided by the DLS method, resulting in an unfortunate defeat for the Avengers.
Blue Avengers – Aishwarya, Balabommala Govardhana Jaishri, Chitrasena NK, B M Shrinidhi, Goshika Shri, Ria Srikanth, S Maithreyee, Subhaharani Selvam, Varshini G, Darshinee V V, Kanashri, M Jeni Plautila, Nandhana Sridharan, Abarna Rajendiran, Nithyalakshmi Ragupathy, Sundaresan Anusha
Purple Blazers – Gayathri, Janvi Kundu, T Prachi, Usha Rani, Anurakini, Chandrasekar Shushanthika, K Hashini, Mrunalini, Nithila, A Sharanyaa, Swarna Suresh, Joshna Angel Shriya, Poorvi Rajesh, Sheetal, Yeshwanthika V R, S K Anritha
Players to watch out:
The 16-year-old all-rounder had a notable outing in the One-Day leg opener which saw her score 65 runs and strike a wicket as well. Varshini registered figures of 1/27 (8) and 65(117).
B M Shrinidhi
The 15-year-old all-rounder carried on her good form in the T20 games to One-Dayers. Shrinidhi proved handy with the bat scoring 27(35) while producing excellent bowling figures of 1/20 (7.1)
The 21-year-old spin all-rounder notched up impressive outings during the T20s and with a 73-ball 48 has started off the right foot, but will want to convert her starts.
S K Anritha
The 15-year-old spin all-rounder caught the eyes of many delivering impressive spells in the opener. Anritha, in the 7 overs she sent down, struck a couple of wickets and conceded just 26 runs off it.
The JS Academy Pbel offers a slow track that poses challenges for batters and provides an advantage to spinners. The average in the 90s indicates the demanding conditions and the need for careful batting on this wicket.
Scattered thunderstorms on the radar pose no threat to the game as showers are forecasted to stay away during match hours. The temperature is expected to hover around 33°C, with moderate winds and a humidity level of 74%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Varshini G, Subhaharani Selvam, Abarna Rajendiran, K Hashini, Anurakini, B M Shrinidhi, Ria Srikanth, Chandrasekar Shushanthika, S K Anritha, Kanashri, M Jeni Plautila
Date – July 5, 2023
Time – 9:15 AM IST
Venue – JS Academy Pbel, Chennai
Broadcast – All games of the tournament will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.