The Super Six, Group 1 match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between Australia and India on January 21 at North-West University No1 Ground in Potchefstroom, South Africa. The game will begin at 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL).
While India topped Group D by beating South Africa, Scotland, and UAE, Australia were placed second in Group A, having won against Sri Lanka and USA and lost to Bangladesh.
Australia: Charis Bekker, Paris Bowdler, Maggie Clark, Sianna Ginger, Lucy Hamilton, Ella Hayward, Milly Illingworth, Eleanor Larosa, Rhys McKenna, Claire Moore, Kate Pelle, Amy Smith, Ella Wilson, Paris Hall, Ananaya Sharma
India: Shafali Verma (c), Shweta Sehrawat (vc), Richa Ghosh (wk), G Trisha, Soumya Tiwari, Sonia Mehdiya, Hurley Gala, Hrishita Basu (wk), Sonam Yadav, Mannat Kashyap, Archana Devi, Parshavi Chopra, Titas Sadhu, Falak Naz, Shabnam
Players to Watch
The talented all-rounder of Australia Women’s U19 won the player of the match award in the last fixture against Sri Lanka Women’s U19. The right-handed middle-order batter top-scored with 36 off 31, finding the fence five times. She also accounted for 7/1 in two overs, bowling off-spin.
She made valuable contributions with bat and ball for Australia Women’s U19 in the last encounter against Sri Lanka Women’s U19. The left-arm speedster claimed two wickets in one over without conceding a single run, and with the bat, the southpaw played an 11-ball cameo to pack a punch with 22 runs, including two boundaries and a six.
The wily left-arm spinner of India Women’s U19 clinched the player of the match award in her last outing against Scotland Women’s U19. She scalped 12/4 in four overs, striking twice inside the powerplay. She bowled her spell and picked up a wicket in every over. She has excellent control over the new ball.
The vice-captain of India Women’s U19 has done nothing wrong in this World Cup. In her three matches, she has remained unbeaten. She has already hit a couple of half-centuries. The right-handed opening batter will be expected to give India a good start.
It will be the eighth game of the competition at this venue, with the seventh being played early in the day. Out of the six matches played here till January 20, the teams batting first have won four, and the teams batting second have won one. The average first innings score is 135, and the average second innings score is 80. Expect batting-friendly conditions. A high-scoring battle could be on the cards.
The weather is expected to be mostly sunny and hot. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 34 degrees Celsius. There will be a 13 percent cloud cover and a one percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north-northwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Richa Ghosh, Shweta Sehrawat, Trisha Gongadi, Claire Moore, Shafali Verma, Ella Hayward, Lucy Hamilton, Amy Smith, Mannat Kashyap, Maggie Clark, Archana Devi
Date: January 21, 2023
Time: 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL)
Venue: North-West University No1 Ground in 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.