Match 2: Scotland U19 v UAE U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The second match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between Scotland and UAE on January 14 at Willowmoore Park B Field in Benoni, South Africa. The game will begin at 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL).

 

Match 2: Scotland U19 v UAE U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 2: Scotland U19 v UAE U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

 

Both teams have played a couple of warm-up fixtures ahead of the World Cup. While Scotland beat the USA and lost to Sri Lanka in their warm-up clashes, UAE suffered defeats at the hands of the USA and Sri Lanka in their warm-up encounters.

Squads

Scotland: Katherine Fraser (c), Ailsa Lister (vc)(wk), Olivia Bell, Darcey Carter, Maryam Faisal, Maisie Maceira, Kirsty McColl, Orla Montgomery, Niamh Muir, Molly Paton, Niamh Robertson-Jack, Nayma Sheikh, Anne Sturgess, Emily Tucker, Emma Walsingham

UAE: Theertha Satish (c), Vaishnave Mahesh, Samaira Dharnidharka, Lavanya Keny, Sanchin, Rinitha Rajith, Indhuja Nandakumar, Siya Gokhale, Mahika Gaur, Avanee Patil, Archara Supriya, Rishitha Rajith, Geethika Jyothis, Sanjana Ramesh, Ishitha Zehra

Players to Watch

Ailsa Lister:

Player Profile of Ailsa Lister - U19 Scotland Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Ailsa Lister – U19 Scotland Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The wicket-keeper and right-handed opening batter of Scotland Women’s U19 had a good outing in the first warm-up match against the USA Women’s U19. She scored 42 off as many balls and gave an excellent start to her team. She will be an integral part of Scotland’s batting.

Katherine Fraser: 

Player Profile of Katherine Fraser - U19 Scotland Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Katherine Fraser – U19 Scotland Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

In the two warm-up games in which this Scotland Women’s U19 off-spinner has featured, she has scalped four wickets. She has looked good in the middle phase of the innings. Besides her bowling, she is more than handy with the bat in the middle order.

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Theertha Satish:

Player Profile of Theertha Satish - U19 UAE Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Theertha Satish – U19 UAE Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The wicket-keeper and left-handed opening batter of UAE Women’s U19 is an experienced campaigner who has featured in 33 T20Is since her international debut in 2021. She has 823 runs, including six half-centuries, at a healthy strike rate of 110. She is also good behind the stumps with the gloves.

Samaira Dharnidharka:

Player Profile of Samaira Dharnidharka - U19 UAE Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Samaira Dharnidharka – U19 UAE Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

 

The talented all-rounder of UAE Women’s U19 is a right-handed middle-order batter and a right-arm speedster. She wreaked havoc with the ball in the warm-up clash against the USA Women’s U19, claiming a four-fer. Her all-round abilities will play a pivotal role in UAE’s success.

Pitch

It will be the first game of the tournament here. Expect a new surface that could produce plenty of runs. The conditions look good for a perfect day of cricket. Given the morning start, the fast bowlers could get some assistance with the new ball.

Weather

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 zero percent cloud cover and a one percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the northeast.

Fantasy Playing XI

Ailsa Lister, Theertha Satish, Molly Barbour-Smith, Molly Paton, Siya Gokhale, Indhuja Nandakumar, Katherine Fraser, Samaira Dharnidharka, Archara Supriya, Maisie Maciera, Rishitha Rajith

Match details

Date: January 14, 2023

Time: 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL)

Venue: Willowmoore Park B Field, Benoni, South Africa

Live streaming: Fan Code

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I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.

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