The 18th match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between Bangladesh and the USA on January 18 at Willowmoore Park B Field in Benoni, South Africa. The game will begin at 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL).
Both teams have had contrasting starts to their World Cup campaign. While Bangladesh have won two out of their matches against Australia and Sri Lanka, the USA have suffered defeats against the same oppositions.
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.
USA: Geetika Kodali (c), Anika Kolan, Aditi Chudasama, Bhumika Bhadriraju, Disha Dhingra, Isani Vaghela, Jivana Aras, Laasya Mullapudi, Pooja Ganesh, Pooja Shah, Ritu Singh, Sai Tanmayi Eyyunni, Snigdha Paul, Suhani Thadani, Taranum Chopra
Players to Watch
The right-handed opening batter of Bangladesh Women’s U19 bagged the player of the match award in her last match against Sri Lanka Women’s U19. She blasted 53 off 43, including five hits to the fence and clearing the rope thrice. She shared a 75-run stand with her opening partner Misty Shaha.
The right-arm speedster of Bangladesh Women’s U19 was the most successful bowler for her side in her last game against Sri Lanka Women’s U19. She opened the bowling and claimed 19/2 in four overs. She struck in the first over itself. She was also effective towards the fag end of the innings.
The dashing all-rounder of the USA Women’s U19 made valuable contributions with bat and ball in her last fixture against Australia Women’s U19. The left-handed middle-order batter tops-scored with 17 off 24, including one boundary. She also opened the bowling and claimed 21/1 in three overs, bowling right-arm seam.
The left-handed opening batter of the USA Women’s U19 was the only other batter apart from Snigdha Paul to score in double digits in the last fixture against Australia Women’s U19. She scored 10 off 14, hitting a couple of boundaries. She will be expected to give a steady start to her team.
It will be the fifth game of the tournament here. The teams batting first have won one, and the teams batting second have won three matches so far. The surface looks good for batting and is likely to yield plenty of runs. The bowlers will have to work hard to get something out of the wicket.
The weather is expected to see times of clouds and sun. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 28 degrees Celsius. There will be a 70 percent cloud cover and a one percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north.
Fantasy Playing XI
Dilara Akter, Anika Kolan, Afia Prottasha, Sumaiya Akter, Laasya Mullapudi, Marufa Akter, Shorna Akter, Snigdha Paul, Disha Biswas, Bhumika Bhadriraju, Geetika Kodali
Date: January 18, 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.