2nd T20: India U19 v South Africa U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming

The second T20 of the five-match series between India Women’s U19 and South Africa Women’s U19 will be played on December 29 at Tuks Oval in Pretoria. The game will begin at 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL). India Women’s U19 lead the series 1-0.

 

2nd T20: India U19 v South Africa U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming
2nd T20: India U19 v South Africa U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming

In the first T20, batting first, India Women’s U19 posted 137/5 in 20 overs, thanks to Shweta Sehrawat and Soumya Tiwari, who scored 40 runs each. For South Africa, Ayanda Hlubi and Kayla Reyneke scalped two wickets apiece. In reply, the hosts were restricted to 83/8 in 20 overs and lost the match by 54 runs. Reyneke top-scored with 20 for South Africa Women’s U19, while for the tourists, Shabnam MD and Archana Devi claimed three wickets each.

Squads

India Women’s U19: Shafali Verma (Captain), Shweta Sehrawat (Vice-Captain), Richa Ghosh (WK), Gongadi Trisha, Soumya Tiwari, Sonia Mendhiya, Hurley Gala, Hrishita Basu (WK), Sonam Yadav, Mannat Kashyap, Archana Devi, Parshavi Chopra, Titas Sadhu, Falak Naz, Shabnam MD, Shikha Shalot, Najla CMC, Yashashree

South Africa Women’s U19: Karabo Meso, Simone Lourens, Oluhle Siyo, Elandri Janse Van Rensburg, Jenna Evans, Anica Swart, Jemma Botha, Miane Smit, Seshnie Naidu, Madison Landman, Kayla Reyneke, Refilwe Moncho, Ayanda Hlubi, Nthabiseng Nini, Monalisa Legodi, Caitlin Wyngaard, Diara Ramlakan

Players to Watch

Shweta Sehrawat:

The right-handed opening batter of India Women’s U19 was one of the top scorers for the side in the first T20 against South Africa Women’s U19. She scored 40 off 39, including five boundaries. In the process, she stitched a 71-run partnership with Soumya Tiwari for the second wicket.

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Shabnam MD: 

The right-arm pace sensation of India Women’s U19 was one of the most successful bowlers in the first T20 against South Africa Women’s U19. She opened the bowling and scalped 15/3 in four overs. She bowled quick and hit the right straps consistently. She has good short balls in her armoury that can trouble any batter.

Kayla Reyneke:

The talented all-rounder of South Africa Women’s U19 made valuable contributions with bat and ball in the first T20 against India Women’s U19. Batting at number six, the right-hander scored 20 off 25, including two boundaries and a six. With the ball, the off-spinner picked 13/2 in four overs.

Ayanda Hlubi: 

In the first T20 against India Women’s U19, the right-arm medium-pace bowler of South Africa Women’s U19 struck on the first ball of the match, getting rid of the dangerous Shafali Verma. She accounted for 22/2 in four overs. Besides being effective with the new ball, she was consistent in the death overs.

Pitch

It will be the second game of the series at the venue. The last match saw over 220 runs being scored. 15 wickets fell in the process. The surface seems to be on the slower side, bringing the spinners into play. A thick cloud cover could assist the faster bowlers. Expect a competitive game of cricket.

Weather

The weather is expected to see some sun. It will turn cloudy with a thunderstorm in one or two spots in the afternoon. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 27 degrees Celsius. There will be an 81 percent cloud cover and a 55 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west-southwest.

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Fantasy Playing XI

Richa Ghosh, Oluhle Siyo, Shafali Verma, Shweta Sehrawat, Soumya Tiwari, Hurley Gala, Archana Devi, Kayla Reyneke, Ayanda Hlubi, Monalisa Legodi, Shabnam MD

Match details

Date: December 29, 2022

Time: 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL)

Venue: Tuks Oval, Pretoria

Live streaming: South Africa Cricket (YouTube Channel)

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I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.

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