Quarter-Final 4 of the ongoing 2023 edition of the Senior Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Trophy will feature a contest between Kerala and Baroda. The game is scheduled for 1:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on the 5th of November, 2023, at the RDCA Ground, Raipur.
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
Baroda – Yastika Bhatia, Amrita Joseph, Hani Patel, Camy Desai, Hetaxi Patel, Radha Yadav, Gautami Naik, Kesha Patel, Tanvir Shaikh, Nancy Patel, Jaya Mohite, Pragya Rawat, Ridhi Maurya, Janaki Rathod, Bansi Rathod
Players to watch out:
Drishya I V
The 20-year-old all-rounder has been impressive for the side this season, accumulating 141 runs from 6 outings, with her highest score being 53*. Drishya has maintained a good strike rate and following decent starts, she has gone on to convert them into significant scores. She will be relied upon to help the side post a strong total.
C M C Najla
The 19-year-old off-spinner performed well in the lead-up to the Under-19 Women’s World Cup team but was eventually a reserve player for the event. In the senior women’s T20 event this year, Najla has continued to impress, being the leading wicket-taker for the side with 10 wickets to her name in 6 innings. Her figures in the last 4 outings read 3/11, 2/16, 1/14, and 1/7.
The 25-year-old batter has had an exceptional season this time around, scoring 247 runs from 6 outings, including the highest of 65. Gautami has managed three fifty-plus scores in 4 games and, in her last couple of outings, registered scores of 61(54) and 44(54). The team will rely on Gautami to continue delivering the goods.
The 25-year-old left-arm pacer has been outstanding this season, picking up 11 wickets in 6 outings and maintaining an economy rate of 4.55. Hani started her campaign with successive 3-fers and continued with good performances, with figures of 1/30, 2/1, 2/12, and 0/23 in her recent games. She has taken crucial wickets, and the team will bank on her to produce another good spell.
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 31°C, with light winds and humidity of 57%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Yastika Bhatia, Drishya I V, George Jincy, Mani Minnu, Kesha Patel, Gautami Naik, Hani Patel, S Sajana, Radha Yadav, Jaya Mohite, Pragya Rawat
Date – November 5, 2023
Time – 1:30 PM IST
Venue – RDCA Ground, Raipur
Broadcast – Access live scores for the game on BCCI’s match center web portal.