In match no. 94 of the ongoing 2023 edition of the Senior Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Trophy, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala are set to lock horns. The match is set to be held at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, on the 28th of October, 2023, at 9:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Himachal Pradesh – Sushma Verma, Vandna Rana, Harleen Deol, Shivani Singh, Monika Devi, Neena Chaudhary, Nikita Chauhan, Sonal Thakur, Prachi Chauhan, Anisha Ansari, Sushmita Kumari, Vasuvi Fishta, Yamuna Rana, Ranjana Thakur
Kerala – JS Deepthi, Vaishna Shibu, Drishya I V, George Jincy, Akshaya Sadanandan, P Akhila, Mani Minnu, S Sajana, James Keerthi, Surendran Vinaya, C M C Najla, Arundhati Reddy, Sukumar Soorya, Darsana Mohanan, Surendran Aleena, V S Mrudhula
Players to watch out:
The 28-year-old all-rounder had an excellent start to the season, recording scores of 41 and 48 in her first couple of outings. However, she hasn’t capitalized on her form yet, departing cheaply for 7 and 9 in the next couple of games. On the bowling front, she has maintained a good economy rate and has also bagged her first wicket of the season.
The 24-year-old pacer began her 2023-24 domestic campaign with figures of 1/14 and has built on that momentum. She went on to record figures of 0/23, 3/18, and 2/16 in her following outings. Prachi is also a handy contributor with the bat, chipping in with some late runs, with her best performance this season being 16.
Drishya I V
The 20-year-old all-rounder has displayed decent form this season, accumulating 88 runs from 4 outings, with her highest score being 39*. Drishya has maintained a good strike rate and can be relied upon to convert her starts into significant scores.
C M C Najla
The 19-year-old off-spinner was a member of the victorious Under-19 Women’s World Cup team, serving as a reserve player. In the senior women’s T20 event this year, Najla has made a strong impression, recording figures of 1/10, 2/19, and 3/11. It is expected that she will build on this form and continue to perform effectively.
The 22-yard strip at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, pleases the bowlers, particularly the spinners, and presents difficulties for the batters. The spin-friendly conditions result in an average score in the 100s, requiring batters to exhibit discipline to post a competitive total.
The conditions at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, are forecasted to be pleasant for the game, with sunny skies. The temperature is expected to be around 28°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 51%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Sushma Verma, James Keerthi, Drishya I V, Harleen Deol, Nikita Chauhan, S Sajana, Shivani Singh, Prachi Chauhan, Sushmita Kumari, C M C Najla, Yamuna Rana
Date – October 28, 2023
Time – 9:00 AM IST
Venue – Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
Broadcast – Access live scores for all the games of the tournament on BCCI’s match center web portal.