The Super Six, Group 2 match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between England and Ireland on January 21 at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom, South Africa. The game will begin at 1.45 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL).
While England topped Group B beating Pakistan, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe, Ireland were placed third in Group C, having won against Indonesia and lost to New Zealand and West Indies.
England: Ellie Anderson, Hannah Baker, Josie Groves, Liberty Heap, Niamh Holland, Ryana MacDonald-Gay, Emma Marlow, Charis Pavely, Davina Perrin, Lizzie Scott, Grace Scrivens, Sophia Smale, Seren Smale, Alexa Stonehouse
Ireland: Amy Hunter (c)*, Siúin Woods (vc), Zara Craig, Georgina Dempsey, Rebecca Gough, Abbi Harrison, Jennifer Jackson, Joanna Loughran, Niamh MacNulty, Aimee Maguire, Kia McCartney, Ellie McGee, Julie McNally, Freya Sargent, Annabel Squires
* ruled out of the World Cup due to injury to the left thumb
Players to Watch
The swashbuckling right-handed opening batter of England Women’s U19 packed a punch with a 35-ball 64 in her last match against Rwanda Women’s U19. She smashed a dozen boundaries in her blitzkrieg and bagged the player of the match award. She stitched a 124-run partnership with her opening partner and captain, Grace Scrivens.
The right-arm speedster of England Women’s U19 was one of the most successful bowlers for her side in her last game against Rwanda Women’s U19. She scalped 1/2 in two overs, including one maiden. She was also one of the most economical bowlers. She muscled nine off six with the bat, finding the fence once.
The talented all-rounder of Ireland Women’s U19 won the player of the match award in the last fixture against Indonesia Women’s U19. The right-handed middle-order batter blasted an unbeaten 52 ff 45, including five hits to the fence. She also claimed 5/1 in three overs, including two maidens, opening the bowling.
This promising all-rounder of Ireland Women’s U19 made valuable contributions with bat and ball in the last encounter against Indonesia Women’s U19. She scored 50 off 38, including four boundaries, batting at number five. She also accounted for 4/2 in two overs, bowling right-arm seam.
It will be the seventh game of the tournament at this venue. 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. A high-scoring contest 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
Seren Smale, Joanna Loughran, Liberty Heap, Niam Holland, Abbi Harrison, Ryana Macdonald-Gay, Grace Scrivens, Georgina Dempsey, Zara Craig, Sophia Smale, Freya Sargent
Date: January 21, 2023
Time: 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Live streaming: Fan Code
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