The 24th match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between Pakistan and Zimbabwe on January 19 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 third game in the tournament. While Pakistan have won against Rwanda and lost to England, Zimbabwe have lost their fixtures to Rwanda and England.
Pakistan: Syeda Aroob Shah (c), Aliza Khan, Anosha Nasir, Areesha Noor Bhatti, Eyman Fatima, Haleema Azeem Dar, Haniah Ahmer, Laiba Nasir, Mahnoor, Quratulain Ahsen, Rida Aslam, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Warda Yousaf, Zaibunnisa, Zamina Tahir Chughtai
Zimbabwe: Kelis Ndlovu (c), Kelly Ndiraya, Kay Ndiraya, Adel Zimunu, Natasha Mtomba, Vimbai Mutungwindu, Danielle Meikle, Tawana Marumani, Michelle Mavunga, Olinder Chare, Kudzai Chigora, Betty Mangachena, Chipo Moyo, Faith Ndhlalambi, Rukudzo Mwakayeni
Players to Watch
Syeda Aroob Shah:
The captain of Pakistan Women’s U19 top-scored in her last appearance against England Women’s U19. Batting at number four, the right-hander mustered 34 off 36, including five boundaries. She also bowled her full quota of four overs, bowling leg-spin, and conceded 29 runs.
The wily left-arm spinner of Pakistan Women’s U19 was one of the most successful bowlers in her last match against England Women’s U19. Coming into bowl as the first change, she picked up 20/2in four overs and was the most economical bowler for her side. She struck inside the powerplay and in the death overs.
The right-handed opening batter of Zimbabwe Women’s U19 provided a steady start to her team with the bat in her last outing against Rwanda Women’s U19. She scored 20 off 25, including two boundaries. She set the tone for the run chase but perished against the run of play.
She was the pick of the bowlers for Zimbabwe Women’s U19 in the last fixture against Rwanda Women’s U19. She accounted for 22/3 in three overs and bowled well in the death overs. She struck in the 18th and 20th overs of the innings.
It will be the sixth game of the competition 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 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. The wicket has something in it for both batters and bowlers. A riveting battle between bat and ball could be on the cards.
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
Vimbai Mutungwindu, Zamina Tahir, Eyman Fatima, Chipo Moyo, Natasha Mtomba, Syeda Aroob Shah, Anosha Nasir, Kelis Ndlovu, Areesha Noor, Rida Aslam, Mitchell Mavunga
Date: January 19, 2023
Time: 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL)
Venue: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom, 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.