Match 7: England U19 v Zimbabwe U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The seventh match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between England and Zimbabwe on January 15 at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom, South Africa. The game will begin at 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL).

 

Match 7: England U19 v Zimbabwe U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 7: England U19 v Zimbabwe 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 against West Indies and Indonesia. While England won both their games, Zimbabwe lost their two encounters.

Squads

England: Ellie Anderson, Hannah Baker, Josie Groves, Liberty Heap, Niamh Holland, Ryana MacDonald-Gay, Emma Marlow, Charis Pavely, Davina Perrin, Lizzie Scott, Grace Scrivens (c), Sophia Smale, Seren Smale, Alexa Stonehouse, Maddie Ward

Zimbabwe: Kelis Ndlovu (c), Kelly Ndiraya, Kay Ndiraya, Adel Zimunu, Natasha Mtomba, Vimbai Mutungwindu, Danielle Meikle, Tawana Marumani, Michelle Mavunga, Olinder Chare, Kudzai Chigora, Betty Mangachena, Chipo Moyo, Faith Ndhlalambi, Rukudzo Mwakayeni

Players to Watch

Grace Scrivens:

Player Profile of Grace Scrivens - U19 England Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Grace Scrivens – U19 England Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The captain of England Women’s U19 is a left-handed batter and a right-arm off-spinner. In the second warm-up fixture against Indonesia Women’s U19, she muscled an unbeaten 26 off 15, including four boundaries. She is an attacking batter. She can also be handy with the ball.

Sophia Smale: 

Player Profile of Sophia Smale - U19 England Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Sophia Smale – U19 England Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The wily left-arm spinner of England Women’s U19 has claimed two wickets in as many warm-up games. She is known for her consistency with her lines and lengths and has good control over the ball. Besides being a wicket-taker, she is an economical bowler.

Natasha Mtomba:

Player Profile of Natasha Mutomba - U19 Zimbabwe Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Natasha Mutomba – U19 Zimbabwe Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The opening batter of Zimbabwe Women’s U19 top-scored with 15 off 24 in the first warm-up match against Indonesia Women’s U19. As an opener, she will have to shoulder the responsibility of providing a steady start to her side and laying the foundation for the batters to follow.

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Olinder Chare:

Player Profile of Olinda Chare - U19 Zimbabwe Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Olinda Chare – U19 Zimbabwe Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

 

She has been the most successful bowler for Zimbabwe Women’s U19 in the two warm-up matches that were played before the start of the World Cup. She bagged four wickets and bowled at a decent economy rate. She will be expected to provide crucial breakthroughs to her side.

Pitch

It will be the tournament’s second game at this venue, with the first one being played early in the day. Before the World Cup, 10 women’s T20Is have been played here, with the teams batting first, winning two, the teams batting second, winning seven, and one match not producing a result. Expect a good batting surface that will produce 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

Maddie Ward, Vimbai Mutungwindu, Grace Scrivens, Kelly Ndiraya, Natasha Mtomba, Alexa Stonehouse, Kelis Ndlovu, Liberty Heap, Olinder Chare, Ryana Macdonald-Gay, Sophia Smale

Match details

Date: January 15, 2023

Time: 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL)

Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Live streaming: Fan Code

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