Playoff Match: Indonesia U19 v Zimbabwe U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

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

 

Playoff Match: Indonesia U19 v Zimbabwe U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Playoff Match: Indonesia U19 v Zimbabwe U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Both teams have lost all their three matches in the Group stage. While Indonesia went down to New Zealand, West Indies, and Ireland in Group C, Zimbabwe suffered defeats at the hands of England, Rwanda, and Pakistan in Group B.

Squads

Indonesia: Ni Luh Ketut Wesika Ratna Dewi (c), Thersiana Feibrene Catrina Penu Weo (vc), Ni Kadek Ariani, Yessny Yolanda Djahilepang, Sang Ayu Ketut Puspita Dewi, Lie Qiao, I Gusti Sandya Febri Pratiwi, Ni Kadek Devi Murtiari, Ni Putu Cantika, Ni Kadek Dwi Indriyani, Desi Wulandari, Ni Made Suarniasih, Gusti Ayu Made Ratna Ulansari, Dewa Ayu Sasrikayoni, Kadek Ayu Kurniartini

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

Ni Luh Dewi:

Player Profile of Ni Luh Ketut Dewi - U19 Indonesia Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Ni Luh Ketut Dewi – U19 Indonesia Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The skipper of Indonesia Women’s U19 made valuable contributions with bat and ball in her last outing against Ireland Women’s U19. She top-scored with an unbeaten 34 off 40, including a couple of hits to the fence. She also picked 23/2 in four overs, opening the bowling.

Ni Ariani: 

Player Profile of Ni Kadek Ariani - U19 Indonesia Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Ni Kadek Ariani – U19 Indonesia Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The wily right-arm off-spinner of Indonesia Women’s U19 was the pick of the bowlers for her side in the last fixture against Ireland Women’s U19. Coming into bowl as the first change, she scalped 30/3 in four overs. She bowled well inside the powerplay and in the death overs.

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Kelis Ndlovu:

Player Profile of Kelis Ndhlovu - U19 Zimbabwe Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Kelis Ndhlovu – U19 Zimbabwe Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The captain of Zimbabwe Women’s U19 was the lone warrior in the fight with the bat for her side in the last fixture against Pakistan Women’s U19. The left-handed middle-order batter muscled 42 off 35, including seven boundaries. She also bowled 3.5 overs of left-arm spin and conceded 27 runs.

Kudzai Chigora:

Player Profile of Kudzai Chigora - U19 Zimbabwe Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Kudzai Chigora – U19 Zimbabwe Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The right-arm speedster of Zimbabwe Women’s U19 opened the bowling in the last match against Pakistan Women’s U19. She bowled a couple of overs and gave away 14 runs. She was the most economical bowler for her side that failed to pick up any wickets. She will be expected to provide early breakthroughs.

Pitch

It will be the tournament’s eighth game at this venue, with the seventh being played early in the day. 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. There is something in it for both batters and bowlers. Expect an exciting contest between the two.

Weather

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

Vimbai Mutungwindu, Natasha Mtomba, Adel Zimunhu, Kadek Kurniartini, Ni Luh Dewi, Tawananyasha Marumani, Kelis Ndlovu, Desi Wulandari, Ni Ariani, Kudzai Chigora, Chipo Moyo

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Match details

Date: January 20, 2023

Time: 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL)

Venue: Willowmoore Park, Benoni, 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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