The Japan Cricket Association (JCA) has scheduled the ‘J-Bash All-Stars’ match for the 21st of May, 2023 featuring Pandas and Pelicans. The game will be held at the Sano International Cricket Ground, Sano, and will start at 6:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Pandas – Erika Oda, Hinase Goto, Elena Kusuda Nairn, Akari Kano, Nonoha Yasumoto, Ikuho Kakinuma, Ruan Kanai, Shrunali Ranade, Palak Gundecha, Mako Munakata, Ahilya Chandel, Mei Elizabeth Hague
Pelicans – Minami Yoshioka, Haruna Iwasaki, Ayumi Doi, Ayaka Oda, Mai Yanagida, Seika Sumi, Kiyo Fujikawa, Ayaka Kanada, Ayumi Fujikawa, Meg Ogawa, Yukino Nakayama, Kurumi Ota
Players to watch out:
The 35-year-old in 13 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) has scored 194 runs, at an average of 16.16, a strike rate of 82.20, and has got the highest of 41. The right-hand batters’ most recent had come last year against Hong Kong.
The 20-year-old in T20Is, in 4 innings with the bat has scored 70 runs, including the highest of 26, while has struck a couple of wickets at an economy rate of 4.80. Ahilya’s most recent game too had come against Hong Kong in 2022.
The 30-year-old in T20Is, in 13 innings has scored 77 runs, while has struck 8 wickets at an economy rate of 5.42 with the best bowling figures of 2/11. Mai’s most recent game had come late in October 2022, against Hong Kong.
The 19-year-old, in a couple of T20Is, has struck as many wickets. Ayumi made her T20I debut back in 2022 against Hong Kong, late last year.
The venue offers a neutral wicket, benefiting both batsmen and bowlers. Spinners will play a crucial role, especially in the middle overs. The pitch is suitable for both pacers and spinners, with spinners having an advantage on the slow surface.
With clear skies overhead and a minimal chance of rain, the conditions are ideal for a game of cricket. The temperature is expected to hover around 22°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 75%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Minami Yoshioka, Erika Oda, Ayumi Fujikawa, Haruna Iwasaki, Seika Sumi, Ahilya Chandel, Mai Yanagida, Ruan Kanai, Meg Ogawa, Shrunali Ranade, Nonoha Yasumoto
Date – May 21, 2023
Time – 6:30 AM IST
Venue – Sano International Cricket Ground, Sano
Broadcast – The game will be streamed live on the FanCode app and website.