The 10th match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on January 16 at Willowmoore Park B Field in Benoni, South Africa. The game will begin at 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL).
Both teams registered seven-wicket wins in their first game of the competition. While Sri Lanka beat the USA, Bangladesh got the better of Australia.
Sri Lanka: Vishmi Gunarathne (c), Dahami Sanethma, Umaya Rathnayake, Rashmi Nethranjali, Rashmika Sewwandi, Dewmi Vihanga Wijerathne, Manudi Nanayakkara, Sumudu Nisansala, Pamoda Shaini, Vidushika Perera, Dulanga Dissanayake, Rismi Sanjana, Nethmi Senarathna, Harini Perera, Vihara Sewwandi
Bangladesh: Disha Biswas (c), Shorna Akter, Rabeya, Marufa Akter, Dilara Akter, Misty Rany Shaha, Reya Akter Shika, Sumaiya Akter, Afia Humaira Anam Prottasha, Mst Unnoti Akter, Mst Dipa Khatun, Leky Chakma, Asrafi Yeasmin Arthy, Jannatul Maoua, Mst Eva
Players to Watch
The captain of Sri Lanka Women’s U19 won the player of the match in her last outing against the USA Women’s U19. Coming into bat at number three, the right-hander led the run chase from the front and top-scored with an unconquered 34 off 40, including a couple of his to the fence.
Dewmi Vihanga Wijerathne:
The wily right-arm off-spinner of Sri Lanka Women’s U19 was the pick of the bowlers in her last match against the USA Women’s U19. She scalped 11/3 in four overs, including one maiden. She was also the most economical bowler for her side. With the bat, she scored 10 off eight.
The wicket-keeper and right-handed top-order batter of Bangladesh Women’s U19 was at the helm of the run chase in her last fixture against Australia Women’s U19. She mustered 40 off 42, including seven boundaries. She put together 66 runs with Afia Prottasha for the second wicket after coming into bat in the first over of the innings.
The talented all-rounder of Bangladesh Women’s U19 made useful contributions with bat and ball in her last appearance against Australia Women’s U19. Batting at number five, the right-hander smashed an unbeaten 23 off 18, including two fours and a six. She also bowled three overs of leg-spin and conceded 21 runs.
It will be the third game of the tournament here. The teams batting second have won both matches played here so far. The wicket looks good for batting. The ball comes onto the bat nicely, and the outfield is quick. It is almost a flat surface, and the bowlers will have to pull a rabbit out of their hats to yield rich dividends.
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
Dilara Akter, Sumudu Nisansala, Vishmi Gunarathne, Sumaiya Akter, Manudi Nanayakkara, Shorna Akter, Dewmi Vihanga Wijerathne, Marufa Akter, Vidushika Perera, Disha Biswas, Mst Dipa Khatun
Date: January 16, 2023
Time: 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Willowmoore Park B Field, Benoni, 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.