It’s a face-off between Germany and Italy for match no. 9 of the ongoing International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Twenty20 (T20) World Cup Division 2 Europe Qualifier. The match is scheduled to take place on the 1st of June, 2023, at 3:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST), at Grainville Cricket Ground, Jersey.
Germany is the only unbeaten team in the competition, securing successive wins. They are currently seeded 2nd in the 6-team points table. On the other hand, Italy, after having lost the opener, has made a strong comeback registering back-to-back wins.
Germany – Anuradha Doddaballapur (C), Ashwini Balaji, Emma Bargna, Milena Beresford, Anne Bierwisch, Christina Gough, Asmita Kohli, Shravya Kolcharam, Sharmaine Mannan, Suzanne McAnanama-Brereton, Sabeena Noor, Sharanya Sadarangani (WK), Rameesha Shahid, Karthika Vijayaraghavan (WK)
Italy – Kumudu Peddrick (C), Sharon Withanage (VC), Nimesha Asuramanage, Emilia Bartram, Gayathri Batagoda, Kirandeep Kaur, Chathurika Mahamalage, Sadalee Malwatta, Dilaisha Nanayakkara, Methnara Rathnayake (WK), Dishani Samarawickrama, Regina Suddahazai, Sonia Toffoletto, Anne Warnakulasuriya
Players to watch out:
The 36-year-old all-rounder in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), in 21 innings has scored 291 runs, while has struck 24 wickets in 19 outings. Anuradha has had a brilliant campaign registering a brilliant 38* and bowling figures of 2/8 (4) and 3/12 (4).
The 28-year-old pacer hasn’t had the best of starts to her T20Is recording just 4 wickets in 8 innings and 10 runs in 5 outings, but has looked good in the series. Shravya has recorded figures of 1/6 (1.1) and 0/15 (2).
The 29-year-old batter in 7 T20I has scored 101 runs and struck 3 wickets. Emilia has had a good series so far recording her career-best score of 44* against France, and bowling figures of 0/15 (2) and 1/15 (2).
The 26-year-old spin all-rounder, in 16 T20Is, has scored 91 runs and bagged 9 wickets. Dilaisha has scored the highest of 11 in the series, while has looked good with the ball, registering figures of 2/16 (4) and 0/8 (2).
The Granville Cricket Ground, St Saviour, dishes a well-balanced 22-yard strip that is suited to both the batters and bowlers. It provides ample support to the pacers, allowing them to excel, while spinners will have a crucial role to play in the middle overs.
The conditions at Grainville Cricket Ground, St Saviour are forecasted to be bright and pleasant for cricket, despite cloudy skies in the early morning hours. The temperature is expected to hover around 15°C, with moderate winds and a humidity level of 94%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Methnara Rathnayake, Anuradha Doddaballapur, Regina Suddahazai, Emilia Bartram, Christina Gough, Chathurika Mahamalage, Kumudu Peddrick, Asmita Kohli, Dilaisha Nanayakkara, Emma Bargna, Sharon Withanage
Date – June 1, 2023
Time – 3:30 PM IST
Venue – Grainville Cricket Ground, St Saviour
Broadcast – All games of the tournament will be live-streamed on FanCode and ICC TV.