In the 2nd Quater-Final of the ongoing 2023 edition of the Senior Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Trophy, Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh are slated to lock horns at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur, on the 5th of November, 2023, at 4:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Mumbai – Jemimah Rodrigues, Riya Chaudhari, Manali Dakshini, Humaaira Kaazi, Simran Shaikh, Saima Thakore, Manasi Bodke, Janhvi Kate, Jagravi Pawar, Nidhi Gharat, Prakashika Naik, Fatima Jaffer, Niyati Jagtap, Nidhi Dawda, Sayali Satghare
Madhya Pradesh – Sanjana Awase, Neha Badwaik, Soumya Tiwari, Manjiri Gawade, Ananya Dubey, Suhani Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Poonam Khemnar, Priti Yadav, Nikita Singh, Anushka Sharma, Poonam Soni, Salonee Dangore, Kranti Gaud, Kanishka Thakur
Players to watch out:
The 21-year-old all-rounder is a promising talent who has had a notable season so far. Simran has been aggressive upfront and has managed a few good starts. The team will want her to continue playing her natural game but also to adapt with maturity to the situation, especially in big games when she’s got a start.
The 30-year-old all-rounder has been exceptional for the side this season, scoring 208 runs from 7 innings, including her best of 54. In her previous 4 outings, Humaaira has registered scores of 52(54), 5(4), 33(15), and 27(22), and the team will be hopeful for her to continue this momentum in the ongoing business end of the tournament.
The 29-year-old batter is in the form of her life, and a couple of games following a blistering 70-ball 142*, Poonam scored a 42-ball 60. In the same game, she also produced bowling figures of 2/4. Poonam has amassed 289 runs in 6 outings this season, with an average of 57.60 and a strike rate of 147.44. It’ll be expected of the seasoned campaigner to step up for the side in the must-win match.
The 27-year-old spinner has been extremely effective for the side thus far and will be trusted to make the most of her momentum. Priti, in 6 outings, has bagged 11 wickets, maintaining an economy rate of 4.04. Her figures in her previous 4 outings read 2/5, 4/18, 2/16, and 2/21. Poonam Soni and the rest of the bowling attack have responded well as a unit, and that’s certainly boosted Priti’s efforts.
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 26°C with light winds and a humidity level of 58%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Riya Chaudhari, Jemimah Rodrigues, Humaaira Kaazi, Pooja Vastrakar, Poonam Khemnar, Sayali Satghare, Fatima Jaffer, Priti Yadav, Anushka Sharma, Saima Thakore, Prakashika Naik
Date – November 5, 2023
Time – 4:30 PM IST
Venue – Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
Broadcast – The game will be available for live stream on Jio Cinema.