Match 20: India U19 v Scotland U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The 20th match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between India and Scotland on January 18 at Willowmoore Park B Field in Benoni, South Africa. The game will begin at 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL).

 

Match 20: India U19 v Scotland U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 20: India U19 v Scotland U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Both teams have had contrasting starts to their World Cup campaign. While India have won two out of their matches against South Africa and UAE, Scotland have suffered defeats against the same oppositions.

Squads

India: Shafali Verma (c), Shweta Sehrawat (vc), Richa Ghosh (wk), G Trisha, Soumya Tiwari, Sonia Mehdiya, Hurley Gala, Hrishita Basu (wk), Sonam Yadav, Mannat Kashyap, Archana Devi, Parshavi Chopra, Titas Sadhu, Falak Naz, Shabnam

Scotland: Katherine Fraser (c), Ailsa Lister (vc)(wk), Olivia Bell, Darcey Carter, Maryam Faisal, Maisie Maceira, Kirsty McColl, Orla Montgomery, Niamh Muir, Molly Paton, Niamh Robertson-Jack, Nayma Sheikh, Anne Sturgess, Emily Tucker, Emma Walsingham

Players to Watch

Shweta Sehrawat:

Player Profile of Shweta Sehrawat - U19 India Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Shweta Sehrawat – U19 India Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The right-handed opening batter of India Women’s U19 is blowing in red hot form, having muscled back-to-back half-centuries in this competition. The vice-captain of the side scored an undefeated 74 off 49 in her last match against UAE Women’s U19. She blasted 10 boundaries and stitched a 111-run partnership with her opening partner Shafali Verma.

Shafali Verma: 

Player Profile of Shafali Verma - U19 India Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Shafali Verma – U19 India Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

After missing out on a well-deserved half-century in the first match, the captain of India Women’s U19 was determined to make the most of her start in the second fixture against UAE Women’s U19. The right-handed opening batter hammered 78 off 34, including a dozen boundaries and four sixes. She also bowled a couple of overs and conceded seven runs. She bagged the player of the match award in her last appearance.

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Katherine Fraser:

Player Profile of Katherine Fraser - U19 Scotland Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Katherine Fraser – U19 Scotland Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The captain of Scotland Women’s U19 was the pick of the bowlers in her last fixture against South Africa Women’s U19. The wily right-arm off-spinner claimed 25/3 in four overs and struck twice in the fourth over. She was also effective in the death overs. She can also be handy with the bat in the middle-order.

Emma Walsingham:

Player Profile of Emma Walsingham - U19 Scotland Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Emma Walsingham – U19 Scotland Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

 

juThe right-handed top-order batter of Scotland Women’s U19 scored the most runs for her side in the last match against South Africa Women’s U19. She mustered 17 off 18, including three hits to the fence. She fought hard; however, she failed to capitalise on the start.

Pitch

It will be the sixth game of the tournament at this venue, with the fifth being played early in the day. Out of the four matches played here till January 17, the teams batting first have won one, and the teams batting second have won three. The wicket will suit the batters and produce plenty of runs. The spinners could get some assistance in the latter half of the match due to the wear and tear of the surface.

Weather

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

Richa Ghosh, Shweta Sehrawat, Nayma Shaikh, Emma Walsingham, Trisha Gongadi, Shafali Verma, Katherine Fraser, Niamh Robertson-Jack, Maisie Maciera, Parshavi Chopra, Titas Sadhu

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Match details

Date: January 18, 2023

Time: 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL)

Venue: Willowmoore Park B Field, Benoni, South Africa

Live streaming: Fan Code

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.

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