Match no. 103 of the ongoing 2023 Senior Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Trophy, will be contested between Railways and Sikkim. The game will be held at St Xavier’s College Ground, Thumba, on the 30th of October, 2023, at 9:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Railways – Nuzhat Parween, Aparna Mondal, Dayalan Hemalatha, Sabbhineni Meghana, Mona Meshram, Shubha Sateesh, Sneh Rana, Simran Dil Bahadur, Tanushree Sarkar, Challa Lakshmi, Kshama Singh, Monica Patel, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh Thakur, Tanuja Kanwer, Preeti Bose, Meghna Singh, Kavita Patil
Sikkim – Tshering-Ongmu Lepcha, Songkit Lepcha, Samayita Prodhan, Yudenmit Lepcha, Lyangrip Lepcha, Bindiya Rai, Gracena Lepcha, Purni Maya Gurung, Primula Chettri, Pranita Chettri, Leezamit Lepcha, Anjeel Lepcha, Mariam Subba, Sonia Rai, Pramila Limbo
Players to watch out:
The 29-year-old is a very promising all-rounder, but she hasn’t yet established herself in T20 Internationals (T20Is), accumulating only 90 runs from 13 outings while bagging 9 wickets from 8 innings. Dayalan has been outstanding for the side in this SWT20 Trophy season, amassing 156 runs, including her highest score of an unbeaten 98, from 4 outings.
The 25-year-old left-arm spinner has continued her impressive form from a notable Women’s Premier League (WPL) season into the ongoing SWT20 Trophy. Tanuja has taken 8 wickets in 6 outings while maintaining an economy rate of 3.95. With a long season ahead, Tanuja must carry forward this momentum and sustain her strong form.
The pace all-rounder has been exceptional for the team, particularly with her bowling, and she has also managed to get some starts with the bat. Primula’s scores read 10, 0, 18, 7, and 0, while her bowling figures stand at 0/10, 2/16, 2/24, and 2/4.
The pace all-rounder has featured for the North East in Zonal’s but has had a somewhat disappointing season. Pranita has been economical but not among the wickets, recording bowling figures of 0/9, 1/34, 0/18 (4), and 0/14. Her runs with the bat have also dried up, and she will be looking to bounce back with a lot more cricket still to be played.
The 22 yards at the St Xavier’s College Ground, Thumba offer greater assistance to bowlers compared to batters. The average score at the venue is only a modest score in the 110s and batters will need to display discipline and skill to post a competitive total on this pitch.
The temperature is forecasted to hover around 29°C, with a humidity level of 80% and light winds. If the skies don’t clear, expect rain delays and interruptions during the late match hours, with showers on the radar.
Fantasy playing XI:
Nuzhat Parween, Dayalan Hemalatha, Sabbhineni Meghana, Mona Meshram, Bindiya Rai, Sneh Rana, Primula Chettri, Pranita Chettri, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh Thakur
Date – October 30, 2023
Time – 9:00 AM IST
Venue – St Xavier’s College Ground, Thumba
Broadcast – Access live scores for all the games of the tournament on BCCI’s match center web portal.