The third T20 of the five-match series between India Women’s U19 and New Zealand Development Squad will be played on December 1 at the MCA Ground in BKC, Mumbai. The game will begin at 1 PM IST. India Women’s U19 lead the series 2-0.
In the second T20, batting first, India Women’s U19 posted a daunting total of 176/6 in 20 overs. While Gongadi Trisha top-scored with 36 for the hosts, Amie Hucker and Kayley Knight were the most successful bowlers with two wickets each for the visitors. In reply, the New Zealand Development Squad was bowled out for a paltry 66 in 15 overs, thanks to Hurley Gala and Archana Devi, who claimed three scalps apiece. Izzy Gaze was the highest scorer for the visitors with 17 runs.
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 Development Squad: Izzy Gaze (WK), Ocean Bartlett (Captain), 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 top-order batter of India Women’s U19 starred with the bat scoring a stellar 36 off 26. The prolific batter hit four boundaries and a six in her innings and is the only player to hit a six so far in the competition. With the leg, she picked up 3/1 in one over, bowling round arm leg spin.
The dashing all-rounder made valuable contributions with bat and ball for India Women’s U19 in the second T20 against New Zealand Development Squad. She opened the bowling with Shabnam and struck in the very first over. She claimed 18/3 in three overs, including 11 dot balls. With the bat, she muscled 13 off seven to pack a punch at the fag end of the innings.
The wicket-keeper and right-handed middle-order batter of the New Zealand Development Squad top-scored for her team in the second T20 against India Women’s U19. She mustered 17 off 20, including three boundaries. She came into bat in the fourth over and was there till the 13th.
The right-arm speedster of the New Zealand Development Squad was one of the most successful bowlers for her side in the second T20 against India Women’s U19. She accounted for 33/2 in four overs. She came into bowl as the first change and was effective in the middle and death overs.
It will be the third match of the tournament at this venue. Though the wicket looks good for batting, there is something in it for the fast bowlers, especially with the new ball. The pitch may also assist the spinners, having undergone a fair bit of wear and tear.
The weather is expected to see hazy sun. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 33 degrees Celsius. There will be a 31 percent cloud cover and a zero percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south.
Fantasy Playing XI
Hrishita Basu, Izzy Gaze, Soumya Tiwari, Abigale Gerken, Shweta Sehrawat, Gongadi Trisha, Soniya Mendhiya, Hurley Gala, Amie Hucker, Kayley Knight, Sonam Yadav
Date: December 1, 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.