The Super Six, Group 2 match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between New Zealand and Pakistan on January 24 at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom, South Africa. The game will begin at 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL).
Both teams will be playing their second and last match in the Super Six stage. While Pakistan beat Ireland by seven wickets in their last encounter, New Zealand defeated Rwanda by four wickets in their previous outing.
New Zealand: Izzy Sharp (c), Olivia Anderson, Anna Browning, Kate Chandler, Natasha Codyre, Izzy Gaze, Antonia Hamilton*, Abby Hotton, Louisa Kotkamp, Kayley Knight, Paige Loggenberg, Emma McLeod, Georgia Plimmer, Natasha Wakelin, Kate Irwin
*ruled out of the tournament due to foot injury, Emma Irwin is named as the replacement
Pakistan: Syeda Aroob Shah (c), Aliza Khan, Anosha Nasir, Areesha Noor Bhatti, Eyman Fatima, Haleema Azeem Dar, Haniah Ahmer, Laiba Nasir, Mahnoor, Quratulain Ahsen, Rida Aslam, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Warda Yousaf, Zaibunnisa, Zamina Tahir Chughtai
Players to Watch
The right-handed opening batter of New Zealand Women’s U19 won the player of the match award in the last fixture against Rwanda Women’s U19. She muscled 59 off 39, including nine boundaries and two sixes. She led the run chase from the front and was there till the 15th over.
The wily right-arm leg-spinner of New Zealand Women’s U19 was one of the most successful bowlers in her last outing against Rwanda Women’s U19. She scalped 21/2 in four overs and bowled well in the death overs. She also accounted for one run out and scored an unbeaten seven off four.
The left-arm spinner of Pakistan Women’s U19 bagged the player of the match award in her last appearance against Ireland Women’s U19. She opened the bowling with Areesha Noor and accounted for 17/2 in four overs. She bowled well with the new ball and was also effective in the death overs.
Syeda Aroob Shah:
The captain of Pakistan Women’s U19 was at the helm of the run chase in her last outing against Ireland Women’s U19. The right-handed middle-order batter blasted 35 off 25, including four boundaries. She also bowled her full quota of four overs and conceded 28 runs, bowling leg-spin.
It will be the 11th game of the competition at this venue. Out of the 10 matches played here till January 23, the teams batting first have won four, and the teams batting second have won six. The average first innings score is 102, and the average second innings score is 91. Batting does not seem to be that easy on this surface.
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 an 11 percent cloud cover and a one percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the northwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Izzy Gaze, Eyman Fatima, Georgia Plimmer, Emma McLeod, Anna Browning, Kate Chandler, Syeda Aroob Shah, Tash Wakelin, Anosha Nasir, Zaib un Nisa, Natasha Codyre
Date: January 24, 2023
Time: 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Senwes Park, 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.