The playoff match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between USA and Scotland on January 20 at Willowmoore Park in Benoni, South Africa. The game will begin at 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL).
Both teams have lost all their three matches in the Group stage. While the USA went down to Sri Lanka, Australia, and Bangladesh in Group A, Scotland suffered defeats against India, South Africa, and UAE in Group D.
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
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
The left-handed top-order batter of USA Women’s U19 starred with the bat in her last outing against Bangladesh Women’s U19. The southpaw mustered 26 off 37, including four hits to the fence. She also opened the bowling and claimed 19/1 in three overs. She is a right-arm speedster.
The right-arm off-spinner of USA Women’s U19 was the most successful bowler for her side in the last fixture against Bangladesh Women’s U19. She opened the bowling with Snigdha Paul and scalped 15/2 in four overs, including one maiden. She was also the most economical bowler.
The captain of Scotland Women’s U19 was the pick of the bowlers for her side in the last fixture against India Women’s U19. The wily right-arm off-spinner accounted for 31/2 in four overs, picking up both wickets in the 17th over. Besides her bowling, she is known for her batting in the middle order.
The right-handed opening batter of Scotland Women’s U19 top-scored for her team in the last match against India Women’s U19. She muscled 24 off 22, including three boundaries and a six. She will be expected to give a good start to Scotland with the bat. She also bowled one over of off-spin and conceded 13 runs.
It will be the tournament’s seventh game at this venue. Out of the six matches played here till January 19, the teams batting first have won four, and the teams batting second have won two. The average first innings score is 143, and the average second innings score is 78. Batting in the first innings looks relatively easier.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 29 degrees Celsius. There will be a 37 percent cloud cover and a three percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Ailsa Lister, Anika Kolan, Emma Walsingham, Darcey Carter, Disha Dhingra, Isani Vaghela, Katherine Fraser, Snigdha Paul, Aditi Chudasama, Niamh Robertson-Jack, Maisie Maciera
Date: January 20, 2023
Time: 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Willowmoore Park, 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.