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Central Zone and North Zone will go head-to-head in the round 3 fixture of the ongoing 2023 Senior Women’s Inter Zonal Twenty20 (T20) Trophy. The game commences at 11:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST), on the 28th of November, 2024, at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cricket Stadium, Lucknow,
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cricket Stadium, Lucknow,

Squads:

Central Zone – Ekta Bisht (C), Disha Kasat, Jasia Akhtar, Kaushalya Choudhary, Nishu Chaudhary, Punam Raut, Aparna Mondal (WK), Arushi Goel, Raghvi Bist, Dayalan Hemalatha, Pooja Vastrakar, Poonam Khemnar, Sneh Rana, Tanuja Kanwar, Nikita Singh, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh, Meghna Singh

North Zone – Shafali Verma (C), Shweta Sehrawat, Parushi Prabhakar, Harleen Deol (VC), Sushma Verma (WK), Tanya Bhatia (WK), Amanjot Kaur, Kashvee Gautam, Neelam Bisht, Mannat Kashyap, Parunika Sisodia, Amandeep Kaur, Chitra Singh Jamwal, Suman Gulia, Madhu Dhama

Players to watch out:

Dayalan Hemalatha

The 29-year-old all-rounder shone in the ’23 Senior Women’s T20 (SWT20) competition, amassing 199 runs from 6 outings, with an average of 49.75 and a strike rate of 130.06, registering a top score of 98*. However, she hasn’t replicated that form in the Inter Zonals, departing for 3 and a duck in her last couple of outings. Nonetheless, she’ll be backed to stage a turnaround.

Poonam Yadav

The 32-year-old leg-spinner had an outstanding run in the recently concluded SWT20 Trophy, taking 11 wickets from 7 outings at an average of 9.45 and maintaining an economy rate of 4.33. Carrying that momentum, Poonam has continued her form in her recent outings, recording bowling figures of 1/28 and 2/28 in the Inter Zonals.

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Sushma Verma

The 31-year-old keeper-batter racked up 247 runs in 6 SWT20 outings at a strike rate of 124.12, recording her best of 114*. In the Inter Zonals opener, Sushma departed for 20(23), but she bounced back strongly, scoring a 46-ball 47 in the following game. Her form will be crucial for the team, and she’s expected to capitalize on it.

Parunika Sisodia

The 18-year-old left-arm spinner claimed 10 wickets from 6 outings in the SWT20, maintaining an economy rate of 4.76 and an average of 10.40. Parunika continued her impressive form with figures of 2/13 and 2/26 in her Inter Zonal outings. It’ll be worth tracking the promising spinners graph.

Pitch:

The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cricket Stadium is a low-scoring venue that typically favors bowlers, especially spinners. The pitch has a neutral character and the average score at this venue is in the 110s, highlighting it as a challenging ground for batters.

Weather:

With mostly cloudy skies and a minimal chance of rain, the conditions are ideal for a complete game of cricket in Lucknow. The temperature is expected to hover around 24°C, with light winds and humidity at 63%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Sushma Verma, Shafali Verma, Harleen Deol, Shweta Sehrawat, Sneh Rana, Amanjot Kaur, Kashvee Gautam, Renuka Singh, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Parunika Sisodia

Match details:

Date – November 28, 2023

Time – 11:00 AM IST

Venue – Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Broadcast – Access live scores for all the games of the tournament on BCCI’s match center web portal.

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