The 13th warm-up match of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between South Africa and Australia on January 11 at St Stithians College in Sandton, South Africa. The game will begin at 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL).
Both teams lost their first warm-up fixture. While South Africa went down to Bangladesh by seven runs (DLS method), Australia suffered defeat at the hands of India by 18 runs.
South Africa: Elandri Janse Van Rensburg, Simone Lourens, Anica Swart, Karabo Meso, Madison Landsman (vc), Oluhle Siyo (c), Kayla Reyneke, Jenna Evans, Miane Smit, Ayanda Hlubi, Seshnie Naidu, Refilwe Moncho, Mona Lisa Legodi, Nthabiseng Nini, Jemma Botha
Australia: Chloe Ainsworth, Jade Allen, Charis Bekker, Paris Bowdler, Maggie Clark, Sianna Ginger, Lucy Hamilton, Ella Hayward, Milly Illingworth, Eleanor Larosa, Rhys McKenna, Claire Moore, Kate Pelle, Amy Smith, Ella Wilson
Players to Watch
The captain of South Africa Women’s U19 starred with the bat in her last outing against Bangladesh Women’s U19. The right-handed top-order batter mustered 32 off 42, including one boundary and one six. As the skipper of the side, she will be expected to lead from the front.
The talented right-arm off-spinner of South Africa Women’s U19 was the pick of the bowlers in her last match against Bangladesh Women’s U19. She scalped 16/2 in four overs and was the second-most economical bowler for her side.
The right-arm off-spinner of Australia Women’s U19 was the most successful bowler for her side in her last fixture against India Women’s U19. The wily spinner opened the bowling and claimed 12/1 in two overs. She also scored an unbeaten 17 off 23 in the run chase.
The right-handed top-order batter of Australia Women’s U19 led the run chase from the front in her last appearance against India Women’s U19. She scored 25 off 24 and fought hard for her team but failed to cross the line. She will be the key to Australia’s batting success.
It will be the tournament’s fourth game at the venue, with the third match being played early in the day. The two fixtures played here on January 9 saw the teams batting first, winning both. The surface looks good for batting. Expect a run feast.
The weather is expected to be very warm with plenty of sunshine. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 31 degrees Celsius. There will be a one percent cloud cover and a one percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Karabo Meso, Kate Pelle, Claire Moore, Oluhle Siyo, Sienna Ginger, Ayanda Hlubi, Rhys McKenna, Ella Wilson, Ella Hayward, Seshnie Naidu, Amy Smith
Date: January 11, 2023
Time: 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL)
Venue: St Stithians College in Sandton, South Africa
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