Uttarakhand and Mumbai will go head-to-head in the final of the 2023 Senior Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Trophy. The game is slated for the 9th of November, 2023 at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur, and is set to commence at 4:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
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
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
Players to watch out:
The 32-year-old opening batter has had an outstanding season thus far, averaging 49.00. Punam has amassed 343 runs from 9 innings, including the highest of 58, at a strike rate of 111.00. Punam is the best batter on the side and runs off her blade will be very crucial. Her scores of 58(40), 55(41), 43(37), and 43(41) from her previous 4 outings highlight her form, and she’ll look to capitalize on it with another significant score.
The 21-year-old bowling all-rounder hasn’t contributed much with the bat; however, she is the joint-highest wicket-taker for the side. Prema, in 9 innings, has picked up 14 wickets, maintaining an economy rate of 4.85. Prema was exceptional in the Semi-Final against Kerala, following up her figures of 1/34 and 1/31 with a sensational 2/14. It’ll be expected of her to carry forward the same momentum into the final.
The 21-year-old all-rounder has grown in confidence as the season has progressed, and in her recent few matches, she has excelled both with the bat and ball. Fatima has picked up 10 wickets from 9 outings, bowling at an economy rate of 5.64. Fatima’s bowling figures from her previous outings read 4/8, 1/20, 0/15, and 2/16. She also hung in with skipper Jemimah Rodrigues and scored an unbeaten 18 off 23 balls in her most recent outing, in the Semi-Final.
The 25-year-old spinner has been brilliant with the ball throughout the tournament. Prakashika has taken 10 wickets from 9 games, maintaining an economy rate of 5.37. In her previous couple of outings, she finished wicketless, although she was economical, and will be looking to get back among the wickets in the Final to finish the season on a high. She’s returned figures of 1/11, 3/13, 0/18, and 0/11 in her previous 4 outings.
The center wicket at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur, provides a balanced playing surface, catering to both batters and bowlers, evidenced by the average score in the 130s. While batters will enjoy the trueness of the wicket, there’ll be enough for spinners in it.
It will be a pleasant day for cricket at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur, with no expected rain interruptions and partly cloudy skies. The temperature will hover in the mid-20s (°C), with light winds and a humidity level of 49%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Riya Chaudhari, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Humaaira Kaazi, Simran Shaikh, Sayali Satghare, Fatima Jaffer, Amisha Bahukhandi, Saima Thakore, Janhvi Kate, Prakashika Naik
Date – November 9, 2023
Time – 4:30 PM IST
Venue – Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
Broadcast – The game will be available for live streaming on Jio Cinema and will be televised on Sports18.