In the ongoing ’23-24 edition of the Senior Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Tournament, Bengal and Uttar Pradesh will compete in match no. 81. The game is scheduled to take place at Gujarat State Fertilizer Corp Ground, Vadodara, on the 26th of October, 2023, at 1:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Bengal – Richa Ghosh, Dhara Gujjar, Kashish Agarwal, Priyanka Bala, Prativa Rana, Deepti Sharma, Mita Paul, Jhumia Khatun, Brishti Majhi, Priyanka Sarkar, Sneha Gupta, Saika Ishaque, Titas Sadhu, Sukanya Parida, Shrayosi Aich
Uttar Pradesh – Shipra Giri, Sweta Verma, Muskan Malik, Shobha Devi, Ekta Singh, Shashi Singh, Arushi Goel, Anjali Singh, Nishu Chaudhary, Arju Singh, Rekha, Sonam Yadav, Sonali Singh, Archana Devi, Rashi Kanojiya, Tanu Kala, Anshu Tiwary
Players to watch out:
The 20-year-old keeper-batter, averaging 26.95 in 32 Twenty20 International (T20Is), has accumulated 593 runs, including a high score of 47*. Richa has shown significant growth in her role over the past few months and continues to shine in this competition. She has scored 116 runs, with a highest score of 63*, at an outstanding strike rate of 227.45.
The 27-year-old spinner, who delivered a few match-winning spells for the Mumbai Indians in the inaugural Women’s Premier League season, is now under the spotlight after a successful WPL stint. Saika continues to shine in the spotlight, posting impressive bowling figures of 2/21 and 3/10 in two outings. She has been a standout performer, and the team will be looking for her to maintain this form.
The 26-year-old batter is having a bright domestic season, accumulating 83 runs from three innings. After a couple of starts with scores of 12 and 27, Arushi impressed with a fine 44 in her most recent game, and there will be expectations for her to continue this good form.
The 19-year-old off-spinner, following an impressive Under-19 Women’s World Cup campaign, has continued to impress in the ongoing senior women’s T20 competition. Archana, in three games, has picked up five wickets and will aim to finish on a high, especially as she looks to break into the WPL circuit, following being overlooked in the inaugural edition.
The center wicket at the Gujarat State Fertilizer Corp Ground offers favorable conditions for bowlers, particularly spinners, resulting in an average score in the 90s. Batters face challenges, especially against spinners, but can look to convert their starts once they find their rhythm.
It is expected to be a pleasant day for cricket with no expected rain interruptions as the radar indicates clear sunny skies. The temperature is forecasted to hover around 34°C, with light winds and humidity of 39%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Shipra Giri, Richa Ghosh, Muskan Malik, Shobha Devi, Arushi Goel, Deepti Sharma, Anjali Singh, Saika Ishaque, Sonam Yadav, Titas Sadhu, Archana Devi
Date – October 26, 2023
Time – 1:30 PM IST
Venue – Gujarat State Fertilizer Corp Ground, Vadodara
Broadcast – Access live scores for all the games of the tournament on BCCI’s match center web portal.