Bengal will face off against defending champions Railways in the 3rd Quarter-Final of the ongoing 2023 edition of the Senior Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Trophy. The match is scheduled to take place at the RDCA Ground, Raipur, on the 5th of November, 2023, at 9:00 AM 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
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
Players to watch out:
The 26-year-old all-rounder has brilliantly anchored the side’s innings time and again on slow-turning tracks. Deepti has amassed 258 runs from 7 innings and has registered the best of 70*. Her runs have come at a strike rate of 110.25, and she averages 51.60. In the must-win match, the team will rely on Deepti to produce another strong performance, especially with the bat.
The 28-year-old off-spinner has been impressive this season, picking up 9 wickets in 7 outings while maintaining an economy rate of 3.85. She has also contributed with the bat, scoring a valuable 25 from 17 balls in her most recent game. In her previous 3 outings, Mita recorded bowling figures of 3/5, 1/25, and 1/17, and will be looking to continue her promising all-round form.
The 27-year-old keeper-batter has had a fine run in the competition, averaging 48.33 and accumulating 145 runs from 5 innings. Nuzhat has consistently managed starts but has gone on to convert only one into a fifty-plus score. Riding high on confidence, Nuzhat will look to finish off the tournament on a high with another significant contribution.
The 32-year-old leg-spinner is the leading wicket-taker for the side in the competition this edition. Poonam has bagged 10 wickets from 6 outings, maintaining an economy rate of 3.90. The team will bank on their experienced campaigner and a proven match-winner to spin her web as the defending champions eye a slot in the Semis.
The 22 yards at RDCA Ground, Raipur, offers a well-balanced playing surface that is suited for both batters and bowlers. While spinners enjoy the assistance of the pitch, batters are rewarded for their shots, and the average score at the venue is in the 130s.
It is expected to be a pleasant day for cricket at the RDCA Ground in Raipur with no expected rain interruptions as the radar indicates clear sunny skies. The temperature is forecasted to hover around 28°C, with light winds and humidity of 57%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Richa Ghosh, Dayalan Hemalatha, Dhara Gujjar, Priyanka Bala, Deepti Sharma, Simran Dil Bahadur, Mita Paul, Poonam Yadav, Saika Ishaque, Titas Sadhu, Shrayosi Aich
Date – November 5, 2023
Time – 9:00 AM IST
Venue – RDCA Ground, Raipur
Broadcast – Access live scores for the game on BCCI’s match center web portal.