Match 1: NZ Women U19 v WI Women U19 | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI 

The first game of the two-match T20I series between New Zealand Women U19 and West Indies Women U19 will be played on November 22 at D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai. The fixture will begin at 1 PM IST.

 

Match 1: NZ Women U19 v WI Women U19 | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI 
Match 1: NZ Women U19 v WI Women U19 | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI

 

While the New Zealand team will taste Indian waters for the first time, West Indies, on the other hand, have been in the country for a few days, having played the Women’s U19 T20I Quadrangular series that saw India A, India B, and Sri Lanka.

Squads

New Zealand: Izzy Gaze, Ocean Bartlett, Emily Brosnahan, Anna Browning, Prue Catton, Natasha Codyre, Olivia Gain, Abigale Gerken, Amie Hucker, Breearne Illing, Paige Loggenberg, Kayley Knight, Ashtuti Kumar, Nensi Patel, Makayla Templeton

West Indies: Ashmini Munisar (C), Trishan Holder (VC), Asabi Callendar, Kenikaa Cassar, Jahzara Claxton, Naijanni Cumberbatch, Jannillea Glasgow, Realeanna Grimmond, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, KD Jazz Mitchell, Shalini Samaroo, Shunelle Sawh, Lena Scott, Kate Wilmott

Players to watch

Nensi Patel: 

She is a right-handed middle-order batter and a right-arm off-spinner who plays her domestic cricket for Northern Districts in New Zealand. She is a promising all-rounder and will play an important role with both bat and ball for her team. She is one of the two contracted players in the squad.

Abigale Gerken:

She is a right-handed opening batter who plays her domestic cricket for Canterbury. She had some impressive performances in the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield that was played early this year, with 221 runs in five matches. She will be required to give a good start to New Zealand with the bat.

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Realeanna Grimmond: 

This West Indian was the highest run-getter in the Under-19 inter-county tournament in May this year. She scored 120 runs, including the best of 91 not out in the finals. She is a class act and will be the key to West Indies’ success with the bat. It will be important for her to shoulder the batting responsibility of the team.

Ashmini Munisar: 

The captain of the West Indies is a dashing all-rounder who is a right-arm off-spinner and a right-handed batter. She has featured in CG Insurance Super50 and Blaze T20 Tournament, which saw senior cricketers from the country playing against each other. She has also received a senior national call-up.

Pitch

Expect a hard and new surface that will offer plenty of runs. The outfield here is quick, and the batters will enjoy playing on this surface. On the other hand, the fast bowlers may get assistance from the wicket that is expected to have pace and bounce. The longer boundaries will bring the spinners into play.

Weather

The weather is expected to be partly sunny. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 32 degrees Celsius. There will be a 46 percent cloud cover and a one percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north.

Fantasy Playing XI

Izzy Gaze, Shunelle Sawh, Abigale Gerken, Realeanna Grimmond, Trishan Holder, Ashmini Munisar, Makayla Templeton, Nensi Patel, Ashtuti Kumar, Ocean Bartlett, Shalini Samaroo

Match Details

Date: November 22, 2022

Time: 1 PM IST

Venue: D.Y.Patil Stadium, Mumbai

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