The Super Six, Group 1 match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between South Africa and Sri Lanka on January 24 at North-West University No1 Ground 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 South Africa defeated Bangladesh by five wickets in their previous encounter, Sri Lanka went down to India by seven wickets in their last outing.
Sri Lanka: Vishmi Gunarathne (c), Dahami Sanethma, Umaya Rathnayake, Rashmi Nethranjali, Rashmika Sewwandi, Dewmi Vihanga Wijerathne, Manudi Nanayakkara, Sumudu Nisansala, Pamoda Shaini, Vidushika Perera, Dulanga Dissanayake, Rismi Sanjana, Nethmi Senarathna, Harini Perera, Vihara Sewwandi
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 right-handed middle-order batter of South Africa Women’s U19 led the run chase from the front in her last match against Bangladesh. She scored 37 off 38, including three boundaries and a six. She is also a handy leg-spinner and has a hat trick in this tournament.
The star all-rounder of South Africa Women’s U19 wreaked havoc with the ball in the last encounter against Bangladesh Women’s U19. The off-spinner scalped 19/4 in four overs and was effective in the middle and death overs. She is also a steady top-order batter.
The captain of Sri Lanka Women’s U19 was the lone warrior in the fight with the bat for her side against India Women’s U19 in her last fixture. The right-handed top-order batter mustered 25 off 28, finding the fence twice. She will be expected to take the onus of her team’s batting.
The wily right-arm off-spinner of Sri Lanka Women’s U19 was the only wicket-taker for her side in the last encounter against India Women’s U19. She opened the bowling and claimed 34/3 in four overs. Besides her bowling, she is a good right-handed middle-order batter.
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 104, and the average second innings score is 94. It seems to be a difficult track to bat on since the surface has undergone a lot of wear and tear over the course of the tournament.
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
Simone Lourens, Vishmi Gunarathne, Elandri Janse Van Rensburg, Manudi Nanayakkara, Dewmi Vihanga, Kayla Reyneke, Madison Landsman, Miane Smit, Seshnie Naidu, Ayanda Hlubi, Rashmi Nethranjali
Date: January 24, 2023
Time: 5.15 PM IST (1.45 PM LOCAL)
Venue: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom, South Africa
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