The Super Six, Group 1 match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between Bangladesh and South Africa on January 21 at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom, South Africa. The game will begin at 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL).
While Bangladesh topped Group A by beating Australia, USA, and Sri Lanka, South Africa were placed second in Group D, having won against UAE and Scotland, and lost to India.
Bangladesh: Disha Biswas (c), Shorna Akter, Rabeya, Marufa Akter, Dilara Akter, Misty Rany Shaha, Reya Akter Shika, Sumaiya Akter, Afia Humaira Anam Prottasha, Mst Unnoti Akter, Mst Dipa Khatun, Leky Chakma, Asrafi Yeasmin Arthy, Jannatul Maoua, Mst Eva.
South Africa: Elandri Janse Van Rensburg, Simone Lourens, Anica Swart, Karabo Meso, Madison Landsman (vc), Oluhle Siyo (c), Kayla Reyneke, Jenna Evans, Miane Smit, Ayanda Hlubi, Seshnie Naidu, Refilwe Moncho, Monalisa Legodi, Nthabiseng Nini, Jemma Botha
Players to Watch
The captain of Bangladesh Women’s U19 won the player of the match award in her last outing against USA Women’s U19. The right-arm speedster opened the bowling with Marufa Akter and scalped 13/2 in four overs, including one maiden. She also mustered 10 off 17, batting at number six.
The right-handed middle-order batter of Bangladesh Women’s U19 led the run chase from the front in her last game against USA Women’s U19. She muscled 22 off 14, hitting two boundaries and a six. She also rolled her arm over to bowl one over of leg spin and conceded four runs.
The talented all-rounder of South Africa Women’s U19 bagged the player of the match award in the last fixture against UAE Women’s U19. The wily right-arm off-spinner wreaked havoc with the ball, claiming 11/4 in four overs, including one maiden. She also scored 11 off 13, batting at number five.
The swashbuckling right-handed opening batter of South Africa Women’s U19 top-scored with 27 off 29 in the last encounter against UAE Women’s U19. She peppered the boundary rope three times and laid a solid foundation, holding the innings together till the 12th over.
It will be the eighth game of the tournament 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 and second have won three each. The average first innings score is 119, and the average second innings score is 86. The conditions look good for batting. Expect a run feast.
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
Simone Lourens, Afia Prottasha, Elandri Janse Van Rensburg, Sumaiya Akter, Madison Landsman, Miane Smit, Disha Biswas, Shorna Akter, Marufa Akter, Seshnie Naidu, Ayanda Hlubi
Date: January 21, 2023
Time: 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, South Africa
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