The fifth match of the Quadrangular Women’s U19 T20 Series will be played between India A and Sri Lanka at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vizag on November 17. The game will begin at 9 AM IST.
Both teams have played two games so far in this competition and have a 1:1 win-loss ratio.
India A: Shweta Sehrawat (C), Soumya Tiwari (VC), Roshini Kiran, Shikha Shalot, Soniya Mendhiya, Hurley Gala, Archana Devi, Hrishita Basu (WK), Mahek Pokar (WK), Sonam Yadav, Parshavi Chopra, Titas Sadhu, Bidisha Dey, Yashasri, Jintimani Kalita
Sri Lanka Women’s U19: Vishmi Gunaratne(C), Sanjana Kavindi, U Rathnayake, Rashmi Nethranjali, Rashmika Sewwandi, D Vihanga, Manudi Nanayakkara, S Nisansala, Pamoda Shaini, V Perera, Dulanga Dissanayake, R Sanjana, Nethmi Senarathne, Harini Perera, Vihara Sewwandi
Players to watch
The right-handed middle-order batter of India A top-scored in her last outing against India B. She mustered 35 off 34, including four boundaries. She came into bat in the fifth over and was in the middle until the 18th. She also bowled one over of right-arm medium-pace and conceded two runs.
The dashing all-rounder from India A was one of the wicket-takers for her team in her last fixture against India B. The right-arm off-spinner scalped 10/1 in three overs, including 11 dot balls. She was the second-most economical bowler for her side. Besides her bowling, she is a handy right-handed middle-order batter.
The wicketkeeper and right-handed batter of Sri Lanka starred with the bat for her team in her last game against West Indies. She opened the batting and smashed 33 off 16, including eight boundaries. In the process, she stitched a 43-run partnership with Nethmi Senarathna for the second wicket.
The right-arm speedster was the most successful bowler for Sri Lanka in her last fixture against West Indies. She claimed 20/2 in four overs, including 14 dot balls. She bowled well in the middle overs, not allowing the batters to score freely. With the bat, she scored an unbeaten 10 off 12.
It will be the tournament’s fifth match at the venue. Out of the four games played here, the teams batting first have won one, and the teams batting second have won three. The average score is 105. The wicket has undergone a lot of wear and tear. Expect the spinners to play an important role. An exciting contest between bat and ball could be on the cards.
The weather is expected to see hazy sunshine. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 32 degrees Celsius. There will be a 55 percent cloud cover and no chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Sumudu Nisansala, Hrishita Niladri Basu, Shweta Sehrawat, Soumya Tiwari, Vishmi Gunaratne, Vihara Sewwandi, Soniya Mendhiya, Hurley Gala, Sonam Yadav, Titas Sadhu, Umaya Rathnayake
Date: November 17, 2022
Time: 9 AM IST
Venue: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA VDCA Cricket Stadium, Vizag
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.