The first T20 of the five-match series between India Women’s U19 and New Zealand Women’s U19 will be played on November 27 at the MCA Ground in BKC, Mumbai. The game will begin at 1 PM IST.
This will be an essential series for both teams in view of the inaugural ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup that will be played in South Africa in January next year. The tournament is expected to provide good international exposure to the players.
India Women’s U19: Shweta Sehrawat (Captain), Shikha Shalot, Trisha G, Soumya Tiwari (VC), Sonia Mehdiya, Hurley Gala, Hrishita Basu (WK), Nandini Kashyap (WK), Sonam Yadav, Mannat Kashyap, Archana Devi, Parshavi Chopra, Titas Sadhu, Falak Naz, Shabnam MD
New Zealand Women’s U19: 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
Players to watch
The right-handed opening batter from Delhi will lead India Women’s U19 in the series against New Zealand Women’s U19. She has been in excellent form in the recent past, scoring plenty of runs. Apart from her batting, she is a good skipper who leads her side from the front.
The wicket-keeper batter from Bengal is a dashing middle-order batter who plays the role of a finisher. She is one of the safest houses behind the stumps. She will be the key for India Women’s U19, both with the bat and gloves.
The talented all-rounder of New Zealand Women’s U19 is a right-handed batter and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. She can open the bowling as well. She is a genuine wicket-taker who can unsettle any opposition while on song.
She is a right-handed top-order batter of New Zealand Women’s U19. She recently had a good outing against West Indies Women’s U19 in the two T20s she played. She had the best score of 99. At the top of the order, she will be required to provide a good start to the team with the bat.
It will be the first match of the tournament at this venue. Expect a new surface that will aid the batters. The batting-friendly conditions could provide for a high-scoring contest. The fast bowlers may get help with the new ball.
The weather is expected to see plenty of sun. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 33 degrees Celsius. There will be a zero percent cloud cover and a one percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south-southwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Hrishita Basu, Izzy Gaze, Abigale Gerken, Olivia Gain, Shweta Sehrawat, Ashtuti Kumar, Nensi Patel, Soniya Mendhiya, Amie Hucker, Bree Illing, Sonam Yadav
Date: November 27, 2022
Time: 1 PM IST
Venue: MCA Ground, BKC, Mumbai
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.