Match 22: Rwanda U19 v England U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The 22nd match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between Rwanda and England on January 19 at North-West University No1 Ground in Potchefstroom, South Africa. The game will begin at 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL).

 

Match 22: Rwanda U19 v England U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 22: Rwanda U19 v England U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Both teams will play their third game in the tournament. While England have won their previous two encounters against Zimbabwe and Pakistan, Rwanda have won against Zimbabwe and lost to Pakistan.

Squads

Rwanda: Gisele Ishimwe (c), Merveille Uwase, Henriette Isimbi, Marie Josee Tumukunde, Geovanis Uwase, Shakila Niyomuhoza, Sylvia Usabyimana, Henriette T. Ishimwe, Divine Ishimwe Gihozo, Belise Murekatete, Cynthia Tuyizere, Cesarie Muragijimana, Rosine Irera, Zurafat M. Ishimwe, Synthia Uwera

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

Players to Watch

Gisele Ishimwe:

Player Profile of Gisele Ishimwe - U19 Rwanda Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Gisele Ishimwe – U19 Rwanda Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The captain of Rwanda Women’s U19 bagged the player of the match award in her last appearance against Zimbabwe Women’s U19. The right-handed top-order batter smashed 34 off 23, including five hits to the fence. She also scalped 14/1 in four overs, including one maiden, with her right-arm medium-pace.

Henriette Ishimwe:

Player Profile of Henriette Therese Ishimwe - U19 Rwanda Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Henriette Therese Ishimwe – U19 Rwanda Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The right-arm pace sensation of Rwanda Women’s U19 had a fantastic outing against Zimbabwe in her last match. She picked up four wickets in four consecutive balls to rattle the opposition. She has lethal yorkers in her repertoire. Besides, she is a handy middle-order batter.

Seren Smale:

Player Profile of Seren Smale - U19 England Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Seren Smale – U19 England Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The wicket-keeper and right-handed batter of England Women’s U19 starred with the bat in her last outing against Pakistan Women’s U19. Batting at number five, she muscled 37 off 33, peppering the boundary rope six times. She won the player of the match award for her brilliant batting performance.

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Sophia Smale:

Player Profile of Sophia Smale - U19 England Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Sophia Smale – U19 England Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The wily left-arm spinner of England Women’s U19 was the pick of the bowlers in the last fixture against Pakistan Women’s U19. She came into bowl as the first change and claimed 10/2 in three overs. She bowled well with the new ball and was also effective in the death overs.

Pitch

It will be the fifth game of the competition at this venue. Out of the four matches played here till January 18, the teams batting first have won three, and the teams batting second have won one. The average first innings score is 124, and the average second innings score is 94. Batting here has not been that easy. Expect an exciting contest between bat and ball.

Weather

The weather is expected to be partly sunny and hot. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 32 degrees Celsius. There will be a 44 percent cloud cover and a 40 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west-northwest.

Fantasy Playing XI

Seren Smale, Merveille Uwase, Henriette Ishimwe Niamh Holland, Liberty Heap, Grace Scrivens, Gisele Ishimwe, Ryana Macdonald-Gay, Sophia Smale, Emma Marlow, Belise Murekatete

Match details

Date: January 19, 2023

Time: 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL)

Venue: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Live streaming: Fan Code

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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.

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