The fourth T20 of the five-match series between India Women’s U19 and South Africa Women’s U19 will be played on January 2 at Steyn City School Ground in Pretoria. The game will begin at 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL). India Women’s U19 lead the series 1-0, winning the first T20 by 54 runs. The second and third T20s were abandoned without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield.
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
She was one of the leading run-scorers for India Women’s U19 in the first T20 against South Africa Women’s U19. The vice-captain smashed 40 off 39, including five boundaries. In the process, she put together 71 runs with Soumya Tiwari for the second wicket. Sehrawat is known for her aggressive intent.
Known for her raw pace and lethal short-pitch deliveries, this right-arm pace sensation 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 scalped 15/3 in four overs. She was effective with the new ball and hit the right areas consistently.
The dashing South Africa Women’s U19 all-rounder made valuable contributions with bat and ball in the first T20 against India Women’s U19. Batting at number six, the right-hander accumulated 20 runs in 25 balls, including a couple of hits to the fence and clearing the ropes once. With her gentle off-spin, the wily spinner claimed 13/2 in four overs.
The right-arm speedster of South Africa Women’s U19 gave the perfect start to her team in the first T20 against India Women’s U19. She got rid of the dangerous Shafali Verma on the first ball of the match. In her four overs, she accounted for 22/2. She was good with the new ball and in the death overs.
It will be the fourth game of the series at the venue. The last two matches were abandoned without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield. With a relatively lower chance of rain, there could be a complete day of cricket. However, the conditions over the past few days may assist the bowlers. Batters could find it difficult to score freely.
The weather is expected to see a thunderstorm in spots in the morning; otherwise, there will be times of clouds and sun. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 27 degrees Celsius. There will be a 64 percent cloud cover and a 40 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west-northwest.
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: January 2, 2023
Time: 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM 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.