The ninth match of the Pondicherry Women’s T10 League will be played between Lionesses and Queens on July 8 at the Cricket Association Puducherry Siechem Ground in Puducherry. Both the teams have lost their last matches. While the Lionesses lost to the Princess, the Queens suffered defeat at the hands of the Angels.
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
Queens Women – Nandhini Chandrasekaran, Sneha S, Reena Thirugnanam S, Gautami Naik, Soundharya A Arumugan, Heena Hotchandani, Johnstephy Elumalai, Betha Raghavika, Anitha Raghupathy, Pooja Saravanan, Usha S, Sri Lakshmi P, Taniyaa Sangar, Abhilasha Patil, Hema Sri Aravamuthan, Lathika Babau
Players to watch
The right arm off spinner from Lionesses was the only wicket-taker in the last match against Princess. She claimed 21/1 in two overs and struck in the very last over of the match. The wily spinner failed to find any support from the rest of her bowling colleagues.
The right-handed opening batter from Lionesses mustered an unbeaten 20 off 21 balls, including one boundary, in her last outing against Princess. She stitched a 33-run partnership with her opening partner Arthika Velmurugan to lay a solid foundation. However, the target of 102 was too tall a task for the Lionesses to chase.
Roshini Natarajan Rajasekaran:
The right-handed opening batter of Queens scored 14 runs off 19 balls, including two boundaries in her last outing against Angels. She looked good during her brief stay at the crease, however, failed to capitalize on the start. She put together 21 runs in five overs for the opening wicket with Reena Thirugnanam.
The right arm off spinner from Queens accounted for 6/1 in one over in her last appearance against the Angels. She came in to bowl as the first change and picked up a wicket in her very first over. Apart from her bowling, she scored an undefeated nine off eight balls, including one boundary, batting at number six.
This will be the ninth match of the tournament at the venue. Out of the eight matches that were played till July 7, the teams batting first have won six and the teams batting second have won two. The average first innings score is 72 and the average second innings score is 52. Approaching the business end of the tournament, the wicket is expected to be on the slower side making it difficult for the batters to score freely.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy. The temperature can go up to 35 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.
Fantasy Playing XI
Johnstephy J Elumalai, Sivasankari Ramasamy, Nandhini Chandrasekaran, Anjana B, Yuvashri Karthijeyan, Roshini Natarajan Rajasekaran, Reena Thirugnanam, Arunadevi Sekar, Uma Venkatesan, Soundharya Arumugam, Sathiabama Zayasankar
Date: July 8, 2022
Time: 9.30 AM IST
Venue: Cricket Association Puducherry Siechem Ground, Puducherry
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