The eighth match of the Pondicherry Women’s T10 League will be played between Lionesses and Princess on July 7 at the Cricket Association Puducherry Siechem Ground in Puducherry. Both the teams have lost their last matches. While Lionesses lost to Angels, the Princess suffered defeat at the hands of the Queens.
Lionesses Women – Aafiya Khan, Poonam Nanasaheb Khemnar, Srimeera CC Chandrasekaran, Sathiabama Zayasankar K, Arthika Velmurugan G, Yuvashri, Jeevitha Sankaradass, Rohini Mane, Ajini PS, Uma Venkatesan, Arunadevi Sekar, Vasanthi Dhanraj, Bakkialakshmi Sivaprakasam, Anjana B, Selvarani Velayutham, Lella Tejaswini
Princess Women – Ramya Latha, Sherly Rani Baburaj B, Radhika Pandian M, Abirame Ramamurthy R, Sivasankari Ramasamy, Sridevi Rathore, Hemavathy Arunachalam, Hansika S R, Priyanka Kamaraj, Sonal Patil, Jaai Sanjay Dewannavar, Dhanushree Sivaraman, Bakkialakshmi Murugan, BVV Niharika, Sagarikka SK, Keerthana Krishnamoorthy
Players to watch
The right arm leg spinner from Lionesses was the lone wicket-taker in the last match against Angels. She claimed 5/1 in two overs and was the most economical bowler for her team. Apart from her bowling, she is a handy right-handed middle order batter.
The right-handed opening batter from Lionesses was the only batter to score in double digits in the last match against Angels. She mustered 12 runs off 22 balls and was there in the middle till the eighth over of the match. With the ball, she bowled a couple of overs and conceded just the eight runs.
The right-handed opening batter of Princess top scored with an unbeaten 22 off 25 balls in her last outing against Queens. She led the run chase from the front however failed to see her side home as she kept losing partners at regular intervals. Apart from her batting, she picked up 23/1 in two overs, bowling right arm leg spin.
The right arm medium pace bowler from Princess accounted for 11/1 in two overs in her last appearance against the Queens. She bowled in tight lines and lengths, thereby stemming the free flow of runs.
This will be the eighth match of the tournament at the venue. Out of the six matches that were played till July 6, the teams batting first have won five and the team batting second has won one. The average first innings score is 72 and the average second innings score is 56. Batting in the first innings has looked to be easier than in the second innings. The expected cloudy conditions could assist the bowlers.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy. The temperature can go up to 33 degrees Celsius. As per the forecast, there is 25 percent chance of rain and 94 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the west-southwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Ramya Latha, Radhika Pandian, Yuvashri Karthikeyan, Anjana B, Sonal Patil, Arunadevi Sekar, Gokulnandhini Murugesan, Arthika Velmurugan, Uma Venkatesan, Sathiabama Zayasankar, Abirame Ramamurthy
Date: July 7, 2022
Time: 12.30 PM IST
Venue: Cricket Association Puducherry Siechem Ground, Puducherry
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