Railways and Tripura will go head-to-head for match no. 15 of the 2023 Senior Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Trophy at the Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram, on the 19th of October, 2023, at 4:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Railways – Nuzhat Parween, Aparna Mondal, Dayalan Hemalatha, Sabbhineni Meghana, Mona Meshram, Shubha Sateesh, Sneh Rana, Simran Dil Bahadur, Tanushree Sarkar, Kshama Singh, Monica Patel, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh Thakur, Preeti Bose, Tanuja Kanwer, Meghna Singh, Kavita Patil
Tripura – Supriya Das, Mouchaity Dabnath, Rizu Saha, Indrarani Jamatia, Ambika Debnath, Shiuli Chakroborty, Ambesha Das, Annapurna Das, Nikita Debnath, Reshma Nayak, Maman Rabidas, Priyanka Acharjee, Suravi Roy, Puja Das, Heena Harish Hotchandani, Moutushi Dey, Sweety Sinha
Players to watch out:
The 27-year-old keeper-batter made it to the top but failed to seize her opportunity. Nuzhat has had a few good seasons, and in the previous edition of the competition, averaged 40.25 and accumulated 161 runs from 6 innings, including the highest of 44*. She’ll want to start this season on the right foot and put on another consistent season.
Renuka Singh Thakur
The 27-year-old pacer has picked up 31 wickets from as many T20 Internationals at an economy rate of 6.43. After a forgetful campaign in the inaugural Women’s Premier League, she’ll take the field for the first time in the tournament. She was out of action owing to an injury, and there is a lot to look forward to when she takes the field.
The 30-year-old all-rounder in the previous edition chipped in scoring 102 runs from 6 innings, including a 52, while also striking a couple of wickets. Moutushi will want to grow in her role and she’ll look to build on the season she had last year.
The 19-year-old rookie impressed last season, picking up 12 wickets from 7 games and finishing as the leading wicket-taker for the side and 4th overall. Puja was also selected in the East Zone for the InterZonal T20s but wasn’t given enough game time. She has a huge task at hand this season to prove she’s more than just a one-season wonder.
The Greenfield International Stadium is a challenging venue for batters, as spinners, in particular, play a vital role in any team’s success. Teams have to be prepared to grind out a win in what is likely to be a low-scoring match.
With showers forecasted throughout the match duration, there is a possibility of rain playing spoilsport and potentially resulting in a washout. The temperature is expected to be around 29°C, with light winds and humidity of 78%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Nuzhat Parween, Dayalan Hemalatha, Sabbhineni Meghana, Mona Meshram, Sneh Rana, Ambesha Das, Annapurna Das, Simran Dil Bahadur, Poonam Yadav, Renuka Singh Thakur, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Date – October 19, 2023
Time – 4:30 PM IST
Venue – Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Broadcast – Access live scores for all the games of the tournament on BCCI’s match center web portal.