2nd T20: India U19 v NZ U19 | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI

The second T20 of the five-match series between India Women’s U19 and New Zealand Women’s U19 will be played on November 29 at the MCA Ground in BKC, Mumbai. The game will begin at 1 PM IST. India Women’s U19 lead the series 1-0.

 

2nd T20: India U19 v NZ U19 | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI
2nd T20: India U19 v NZ U19 | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI

 

In the first T20, batting first, New Zealand Women’s U19 were reduced to 85/9 in 20 overs. While Abigale Gerken starred with the bat for the visitors with 22, Hurley Gala rattled the opposition with three wickets. In reply, the hosts made light work of the run chase as they overhauled the target in just 11.3 overs, thanks to Soumya Tiwari’s 52 not out. Amie Hucker was the lone wicket-taker for the visitors.

Squads

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

Soumya Tiwari:

The right-handed opening batter of India Women’s U19 scored a delectable half-century in the first T20 against New Zealand Women’s U19. She muscled an unbeaten 52 off 33, including 10 boundaries. She led the run chase from the front and guided her team to a comfortable seven-wicket win.

Hurley Gala:

The right-arm speedster of India Women’s U19 wreaked havoc with the ball in the first T20 against New Zealand Women’s U19. She opened the bowling with Titas Sadhu and struck on the very first ball. She claimed 18/3 in four overs, including 19 dot balls. Besides her bowling, she can pack a punch with the bat.

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Abigale Gerken:

The right-handed opening batter of New Zealand Women’s U19 top-scored for her team in the first T20 against India Women’s U19. She scored 22 off 33, including three boundaries. She fought hard and batted till the 11th over. However, wickets were falling all around her, which did not help the team’s cause.

Amie Hucker:

The right-arm pace sensation of New Zealand Women’s U19 was the only wicket-taker in the side in the first T20 against India Women’s U19. She scalped 15/2 in three overs. She bowled quick and was consistent with her lines and lengths. She has an excellent short ball in her armoury. With the bat, she scored 10 off 13.

Pitch

It will be the second match of the tournament at this venue. The wicket looks good for batting. Also, there is some assistance for the seamers and spinners alike. There is good bounce, and the ball is expected to come onto the bat nicely. The outfield is quick.

Weather

The weather is expected to see hazy sun. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 32 degrees Celsius. There will be a 31 percent cloud cover and a zero percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north-northwest.

Fantasy Playing XI

Hrishita Basu, Soumya Tiwari, Abigale Gerken, Shweta Sehrawat, Ashtuti Kumar, Nensi Patel, Soniya Mendhiya, Hurley Gala, Amie Hucker, Bree Illing, Sonam Yadav

Match Details

Date: November 29, 2022

Time: 1 PM IST

Venue: MCA Ground, BKC, Mumbai

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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.

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