The fifth match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between Pakistan and Rwanda on January 15 at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom, South Africa. The game will begin at 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL).
Both teams have played a couple of warm-up fixtures ahead of the World Cup. They have registered wins over Ireland and have suffered defeats against New Zealand.
Pakistan: Syeda Aroob Shah (c), Aliza Khan, Anosha Nasir, Areesha Noor Bhatti, Eyman Fatima, Haleema Azeem Dar, Haniah Ahmer, Laiba Nasir, Mahnoor, Quratulain Ahsen, Rida Aslam, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Warda Yousaf, Zaibunnisa, Zamina Tahir Chughtai
Rwanda: Gisele Ishimwe (c), Merveille Uwase, Henriette Isimbi, Marie Josee Tumukunde, Geovanis Uwase, Shakila Niyomuhoza, Sylvia Usabyimana, Henriette T. Ishimwe, Divine Ishimwe Gihozo, Belise Murekatete, Cynthia Tuyizere, Cesarie Muragijimana, Rosine Irera, Zurafat M. Ishimwe, Synthia Uwera
Players to Watch
The right-handed opening batter of Pakistan Women’s U19 has had brilliant outings in the two warm-up fixtures. She has scores of 45 and 58 not out. The prolific batter will be required to provide a steady start to her team with the bat.
Syeda Aroob Shah:
The captain of Pakistan Women’s U19 is a wily right-arm leg-spinner who can spin a web to entangle any batter. In the two warm-up games she featured in before the start of the World Cup, she accounted for three wickets. Besides this, she is a handy middle-order batter.
The promising all-rounder of Rwanda Women’s U19 is a right-handed middle-order batter and a right-arm speedster. Her contributions with both bat and ball will be the key to her team’s success. She can open the bowling and picked a couple of wickets in the warm-up match when she took the new ball against New Zealand Women’s U19.
The skipper of Rwanda Women’s U19 is a dashing all-rounder who is a right-handed top-order batter and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. She will be expected to lead from the front with her all-round abilities. She will hold the key to her team’s batting and play an important role with the ball.
It will be the first game of the tournament at this venue. Before this, there have been 10 women’s T20I played here, with the teams batting first, winning two, the teams batting second, winning seven, and one match not producing a result. Expect batting-friendly conditions that will offer tons of runs.
The weather is expected to be hot with abundant sunshine. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 34 degrees Celsius. There will be a seven percent cloud cover and a zero percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Merveille Uwase, Zamina Tahir, Eyman Fatima, Henriette Ishimwe, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Syeda Aroob Shah, Gisele Ishimwe, Laiba Nasir, Belise Murekatete, Divine Gihozo Ishimwe, Quratulain Ahsen
Date: January 15, 2023
Time: 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, South Africa
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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.