The forthcoming 83rd fixture of the ongoing Senior Women’s Twenty20 (T20) tournament will feature a clash between Maharashtra and Mumbai at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack. The match is scheduled for the 26th of October, 2023, at 4:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Maharashtra – Smriti Mandhana (C), Devika Vaidya, Ishwari Savkar, Kiran Navgire, Anuja Patil, Shivali Shinde, Tejal Hasabnis, Mukta Magre, Shraddha Pokharkar, Utkarsha Pawar, Aarti Kedar, Aditi Gaikwad, Damini Bankar, Isha Pathare, Ishita Khale
Mumbai – Jemimah Rodrigues (C), Riya Chaudhari, Manali Dakshini, Humaaira Kaazi, Simran Shaikh, Saima Thakore, Manasi Bodke, Janhvi Kate, Jagravi Pawar, Nidhi Gharat, Prakashika Naik, Fatima Jaffer, Niyati Jagtap, Nidhi Dawda, Sayali Satghare
Players to watch out:
The 29-year-old batter has established herself as a hard-hitter in domestic cricket. Kiran’s fast-tracked national call-up didn’t turn fruitful, but she overcame the rough patch with a few scores in the Women’s Premier League and a few excellent scores in the warm-up matches, in the lead-up to the domestic season. However, she hasn’t yet translated the same form into the ongoing competition, accumulating 76 runs from 4 games, so far.
The 26-year-old all-rounder has kicked off her ’23-24 domestic season with a few notable performances. Following a quiet start to her campaign with scores of 6 and 10, Tejal quickly bounced back with a 36-ball 52 and followed up with a run-a-ball 34. Tejal is a vital cog in Maharashtra’s XI, and the team will want her to capitalize on this momentum.
The 21-year-old batter has had a decent start to her domestic cricket campaign, chipping in with a few runs consistently. Riya kicked off with a 26-ball 28 and registered scores of 15 and 12 in the following couple of games. It’ll be expected of Riya to convert these starts into big scores and contribute significantly to the side’s success.
The 25-year-old has emerged as the leading wicket-taker for the side with 5 wickets to her name from 3 games. Prakashika has looked in brilliant form right from game 1 and has only gotten better as the season progresses. Her figures thus far read 1/16, 2/16, and 3/9, and the team will hope for her to continue delivering the goods.
The 22 yards at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, provides a balanced playing surface, one that caters to both batters and bowlers. Although it favors the batters, the average score remains in the 100s, with assistance available for spinners to exploit.
Cuttack promises ideal conditions for a game of cricket with a partly cloudy overhead and a very low chance of rain. The temperature is expected to hover around 29°C with light winds and a humidity level of 63%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Riya Chaudhari, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Devika Vaidya, Kiran Navgire, Humaaira Kaazi, Manali Dakshini, Utkarsha Pawar, Sayali Satghare, Shraddha Pokharkar, Prakashika Naik
Date – October 26, 2023
Time – 4:30 PM IST
Venue – Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Broadcast – Access live scores for all the games of the tournament on BCCI’s match center web portal.