The third T20 of the five-match series between India Women’s U19 and South Africa Women’s U19 will be played on December 31 at Steyn City School Ground in Pretoria. The game will begin at 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL). India Women’s U19 lead the series 1-0, winning the first T20 by 54 runs. The second T20 was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
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
The vice-captain and prolific right-handed opening batter of India Women’s U19 was one of the top run-getters for the side in the first T20 against South Africa Women’s U19. She muscled 40 off 39, peppering the boundary rope five times. She shared a 71-run stand with Soumya Tiwari for the second wicket.
The right-arm speedster of India Women’s U19 wreaked havoc with the ball in the first T20 against South Africa Women’s U19. She opened the bowling and accounted for 15/3 in four overs. She has some good raw pace and lethal short-pitch deliveries in her repertoire.
The promising South Africa Women’s U19 all-rounder made useful contributions with bat and ball in the first T20 against India Women’s U19. Coming into bat at number six, the right-hander mustered 20 off 25, including two hits to the fence and clearing the ropes once. The wily off-spinner scalped 13/2 in her full quota of four overs.
The right-arm pace sensation of South Africa Women’s U19 had a good outing in the first T20 against India Women’s U19. She struck on the first ball of the match, getting rid of the opposition skipper and destructive batter, Shafali Verma. She claimed 22/2 in four overs, bowling well with the new ball and towards the fag end of the innings.
It will be the third game of the series at the venue. The last match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield. With a thick cloud cover and a high chance of precipitation, the rain could play a spoilsport again. However, if there is a game, the captain winning the toss could opt to field first, keeping in mind the DLS system.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy with a thunderstorm. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 24 degrees Celsius. There will be a 76 percent cloud cover and an 80 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north.
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
Date: December 31, 2022
Time: 1.45 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Steyn City School Ground, Pretoria
Live streaming: Pitch Vision (YouTube)
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.