Match 6: Ireland U19 v West Indies U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The sixth match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between Ireland and West Indies on January 15 at North-West University No1 Ground in Potchefstroom, South Africa. The game will begin at 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL).

 

Match 6: Ireland U19 v West Indies U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 6: Ireland U19 v West Indies 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 Ireland have lost both their games against Pakistan and Rwanda, West Indies have won one against Zimbabwe and lost to England.

Squads

Ireland: Amy Hunter (c), Siúin Woods (vc), Zara Craig, Georgina Dempsey, Rebecca Gough, Abbi Harrison, Jennifer Jackson, Joanna Loughran, Niamh MacNulty, Aimee Maguire, Kia McCartney, Ellie McGee, Julie McNally, Freya Sargent, Annabel Squires

West Indies: Ashmini Munisar (c), Asabi Callendar, Jahzara Claxton, Naijanni Cumberbatch, Earnisha Fontaine, Jannillea Glasgow, Realanna Grimmond, Trishan Holder, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, K D Jazz Mitchell, Shalini Samaroo, Shunelle Sawh, Lena Scott, Abini St Jean

Players to Watch

Amy Hunter:

Player Profile of Amy Hunter - U19 Ireland Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Amy Hunter – U19 Ireland Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

 

The right-handed opening batter of Ireland Women’s U19 starred with the bat in the second warm-up game against Rwanda Women’s U19. She mustered 41 and 47, including three hits to the fence. Ireland’s captain will be expected to get her team off to a good start.

Niamh MacNulty: 

Player Profile of Niamh Macnulty - U19 Ireland Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Niamh Macnulty – U19 Ireland Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

 

The right-arm speedster of Ireland Women’s U19 has claimed three wickets in the two warm-up matches she has featured in. She has been consistent with her lines and lengths and can provide crucial breakthroughs to her team. She has been effective in the middle overs.

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Naijanni Cumberbatch:

Player Profile of Naijanni Cumberbatch - U19 West Indies Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Naijanni Cumberbatch – U19 West Indies Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The right-handed top-order batter of West Indies Women’s U19 will be required to shoulder the batting responsibility of her side. In the two warm-up fixtures, she got off to steady starts. Besides her batting, she can roll her arm over to bowl right-arm off-spin.

Ashmini Munisar:

Player Profile of Ashmini Munisar - U19 West Indies Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Ashmini Munisar – U19 West Indies Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

 

The captain of West Indies Women’s U19 is a promising all-rounder who is a right-handed middle-order batter and a wily right-arm off-spinner. She will be expected to lead from the front with her all-round abilities. She has picked up a couple of wickets in the two warm-up fixtures.

Pitch

It will be the first game of the tournament at this venue. Before this, four women’s T20Is were played here, with the teams batting first and second, winning two apiece. All these games were played in 2010. Expect a fresh surface that will offer plenty of runs.

Weather

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

Joanna Loughran, Shunelle Sawh, Amy Hunter, Naijanni Cumberbatch, Trishan Holder, Ashmini Munisar, Djenaba Joseph, Georgina Dempsey, Freya Sargent, Jannillea Glasgow, Niamh MacNulty

Match details

Date: January 15, 2023

Time: 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL)

Venue: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Live streaming: Fan Code

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