The 16th match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between Indonesia and the West Indies on January 17 at North-West University No1 Ground 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. While Indonesia have not had the best of starts, losing their first game to New Zealand by 10 wickets, the West Indies, on the other hand, have had a positive start winning against Ireland by eight runs.
Indonesia: Ni Luh Ketut Wesika Ratna Dewi (c), Thersiana Feibrene Catrina Penu Weo (vc), Ni Kadek Ariani, Yessny Yolanda Djahilepang, Sang Ayu Ketut Puspita Dewi, Lie Qiao, I Gusti Sandya Febri Pratiwi, Ni Kadek Devi Murtiari, Ni Putu Cantika, Ni Kadek Dwi Indriyani, Desi Wulandari, Ni Made Suarniasih, Gusti Ayu Made Ratna Ulansari, Dewa Ayu Sasrikayoni, Kadek Ayu Kurniartini
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
The right-handed middle-order batter of Indonesia Women’s U19 top-scored with an unbeaten 16 off 35 in her last appearance against New Zealand Women’s U19. She put up a strong fight when wickets were tumbling all around her. Besides her batting, she can roll her arm over to bowl right-arm seam.
Ni Luh Ketut Wesika Ratna Dewi:
The captain of Indonesia Women’s U19 is a talented all-rounder. This right-handed top-order batter scored 12 off 26 in her last match against New Zealand Women’s U19. She opened the bowling and bowled a couple of overs, giving away 12 runs.
The star all-rounder of the West Indies Women’s U19 won the player of the match award in her last outing against Ireland Women’s U19. The left-handed opening batter muscled 52 off 57, including eight boundaries. She also claimed 20/4 in four overs, bowling left-arm spin.
The right-handed top-order batter of the West Indies Women’s U19 mustered an unbeaten 21 off 27 in the last fixture against Ireland Women’s U19. In the process, she played the anchor’s role and stitched a crucial 45-run partnership with Zaida James for the second wicket.
It will be the fourth game of the competition at this venue, with the third being played early in the day. Out of the two games played here on January 15, the team batting first won one, and the team batting second won the other. Expect batting-friendly conditions and plenty of runs on offer.
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
Shunelle Sawh, I-Gusti Pratiwi, Naijanni Cumberbatch, Ni Indriyani, Trishan Holder, Ashmini Munisar, Ni Luh Ketut Wesika Ratna Dewi, Desi Wulandari, Zaida James, Jannillea Glasgow, Ni Suarniasih
Date: January 17, 2023
Time: 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL)
Venue: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom, South Africa
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