The 15th match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between England and Pakistan on January 17 at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom, South Africa. The game will begin at 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their second game in the tournament, having won their first fixture. While England beat Zimbabwe by 174 runs, Pakistan defeated Rwanda by eight wickets.
England: Ellie Anderson, Hannah Baker, Josie Groves, Liberty Heap, Niamh Holland, Ryana MacDonald-Gay, Emma Marlow, Charis Pavely, Davina Perrin, Lizzie Scott, Grace Scrivens, Sophia Smale, Seren Smale, Alexa Stonehouse, Maddie Ward
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
Players to Watch
The captain of England Women’s U19 won the player of the match award in the last fixture against Zimbabwe Women’s U19. The southpaw opened the batting and muscled 45 off 32, including eight hits to the fence. She also claimed 2/4 in four overs, including two maidens, bowling off-spin.
The right-handed top-order batter of England Women’s U19 top-scored with 59 off 37 in her last match against Zimbabwe Women’s U19. She smashed six boundaries and cleared the rope once in her entertaining innings. She put together 87 runs with Charis Pavely for the third wicket.
The right-handed opening batter of Pakistan Women’s U19 led the run chase from the front in her last outing against Rwanda Women’s U19. She hammered an unbeaten 65 off 60, including 11 boundaries. She bagged the player of the match award for her match-winning knock.
The right-arm speedster of Pakistan Women’s U19 was the pick of the bowlers in her last appearance against Rwanda Women’s U19. She opened the bowling and scalped 19/2 in four overs, striking in the very first over of the match. She was the second-most economical bowler for her side.
It will be the fourth game of the tournament at this venue, with the third being played early in the day. Out of the two matches played here on January 15, the team batting first won one, and the team batting second won the other. The surface looks good for batting. Expect plenty of runs being scored.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy and hot. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 33 degrees Celsius. There will be a 33 percent cloud cover and a zero percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Zamina Tahir, Maddie Ward, Eyman Fatima, Liberty Heap, Niamh Holland, Grace Scrivens, Syeda-Aroob Shah, Sophia Smale, Rida Aslam, Lizzie Scott, Areesha Noor
Date: January 17, 2023
Time: 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM 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.