Punjab and Uttarakhand will go head-to-head in the Quarter-Final 1 of the ongoing 2023 edition of the Senior Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Trophy. The match is scheduled for the 5th of November, 2023, at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur, and commences at 11:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Punjab – Taniya Bhatia, Srishti Vivek Rajput, Ridhima Aggarwal, Parveen Khan, Neetu Singh, Amanjot Kaur, Neelam Bisht, Kanika Ahuja, Pragati Singh, Mannat Kashyap, Sunita Rani, Mehak Kesar, Komalpreet Kour, Palwinderjeet Kaur
Uttarakhand – Preeti Bhandari, Nandini Kashyap, Punam Raut, Jasia Akhter, Kanchan Parihar, Neelam Bhardwaj, Raghvi Anand Singh Bist, Reena Jindal, Sarika Koli, Mansi Joshi, Ekta Bisht, Amisha Bahukhandi, Prema Rawat, Anjali Kathait, Pooja Raj, Divya Bohra
Players to watch out:
The 23-year-old all-rounder has good international cricket experience and will be a vital contributor to the side’s success in the competition, as she has been thus far. In her previous couple of outings with the bat, Amanjot recorded scores of 55(40) and 41(33), and while the team will want her to be among the wickets, another good batting performance is equally needed.
The 27-year-old leg-spinner has continued her excellent form from district to domestic cricket. Neelam is a handy contributor with the bat, although she hasn’t showcased it fully yet. However, she has been consistent with the ball, producing economical figures and also taking wickets. Neelam’s bowling figures in her last 4 outings read 3/20, 2/14, 2/27, and 0/9.
The 31-year-old all-rounder had an impressive performance in her most recent game, the pre-quarter-final. She scored a valuable 42-ball 43 while opening the batting and also contributed with figures of 1/13 with the ball. Her 43 runs came on the back of a series of good starts that Reena had capitalized on, and it’ll be expected off her to carry this confidence into the knockouts.
The 37-year-old leg-spinner has over fifty wickets in the shortest format of international cricket and has been in good form in this competition. Ekta has picked up 12 wickets from 7 games with an economy rate of 4.88. In her previous 3 outings, she has returned figures of 1/17, 3/28, and 2/11, and she can draw enormous confidence from her own bowling performance as she will want to finish off on a high.
The center wicket at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, favors the batters, offering them a friendly surface to bat on. However, the track also benefits the bowlers, particularly the pacers, with assistance to exploit, as evidenced by the average score in the 130s.
Raipur promises ideal conditions for a game of cricket with a partly cloudy overhead and a very slim chance of rain. The temperature is expected to hover around 31°C with light winds and a humidity level of 58%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Taniya Bhatia, Punam Raut, Ridhima Aggarwal, Amanjot Kaur, Neelam Bisht, Kanika Ahuja, Reena Jindal, Mansi Joshi, Mannat Kashyap, Ekta Bisht, Amisha Bahukhandi
Date – November 5, 2023
Time – 11:00 AM IST
Venue – Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
Broadcast – The game will be available for live stream on Jio Cinema.