The 23rd match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between New Zealand and West Indies on January 19 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 third game in the tournament, having won their previous two encounters against Indonesia and Ireland.
New Zealand: Izzy Sharp (c), Olivia Anderson, Anna Browning, Kate Chandler, Natasha Codyre, Izzy Gaze, Antonia Hamilton, Abby Hotton, Louisa Kotkamp, Kayley Knight, Paige Loggenberg, Emma McLeod, Georgia Plimmer, Natasha Wakelin, Kate Irwin
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-arm speedster of New Zealand Women’s U19 bagged the player of the match award in her last match against Ireland Women’s U19. She opened the bowling with Anna Browning and scalped 6/3 in three overs. She was also the most economical bowler for her side, bowling well with the new ball and in the death overs.
The right-handed opening batter of New Zealand Women’s U19 led the run chase from the front in her last game against Ireland Women’s U19. She packed a punch with a 14-ball 29, hitting five boundaries and a six. She also opened the bowling and bowled a couple of overs, conceding 12 runs.
The dashing all-rounder of West Indies Women’s U19 won the player of the match award in the last fixture against Indonesia Women’s U19. The left-handed opening batter muscled 55 off 37, including eight boundaries and two sixes. She also claimed 21/1 in four overs, bowling left-arm spin.
The right-arm pace sensation of West Indies Women’s U19 was the pick of the bowlers for her side in the last encounter against Indonesia Women’s U19. She accounted for 14/3 in four overs and hit the right straps consistently. She also smashed 20 off 13, batting at number four.
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 18, the teams batting first and second have won two each. The average first innings score is 134, and the average second innings score is 78. Though the wicket seems batting-friendly, expect the spinners to play a crucial role, given the wear and tear of the surface.
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
Shunelle Sawh, Izzy Gaze, Naijanni Cumberbatch, Georgia Plimmer, Izzy Sharp, Anna Browning, Djenaba Joseph, Ashmini Munisar, Natasha Codyre, Zaida James, Jannillea Glasgow
Date: January 19, 2023
Time: 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, South Africa
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