Women’s U19 T20 World Cup | West Indies Under 19 vs Ireland Under 19

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Women U19 T20 World Cup

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Windies U19s take on Ireland U19s in Game No. 6, which will be played out at the North West University Ground in Potchefstroom. Ireland U19s got together just ahead of the WC, having not played any games together as a group before, whereas Windies U19s played in a bilateral series vs USA U19s, NZ Development side, and a Quadrangular series involving India U19s & SL U19s

Top Picks

Djenaba Joseph (WI), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • She’s already experienced playing at the international level, having made her T20I debut last month
  • She put on impressive all-round performance in the series vs NZ Development side:
    – Inns- 2 | Runs- 48 | Avg- 24 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 13
  • She was the leading run-getter during the 5 match T20 series vs USAU19s with 90 runs to her name

Ashmini Munisar (WI), Bowler- OS

  • Munisar will have the responsibility of leading WIU19s
  • She’s the only Windies bowler to have been amongst the wickets in both the warm-up fixtures
  • She picked 4 wickets at a SR of 14.75 during last season’s T20 Blaze

Zara Craig (IRE), Bowler- RAM

  • She’s a regular member of the Typhoons squad playing in the Super 50 & Super T20 Cup where she competes against the top Irish cricketers
  • She performed well in both the warm-up games: 3-1-14-1 vs PAKU19 & 2-0-6-1 vs RWAU19

Joanna Loughran (IRE), Batter- RHB

  • She was the 2nd highest scorer in the 2nd warm-up game with a knock of 27 runs
  • She was unfortunate to be dismissed via a run-out in both the warm-up fixtures
  • She’s a useful part-time medium pacer as well and had a brilliant season with the ball in club cricket last year

Differential Picks

KD Jazz Mitchell (WI), Bowler- RAM

  • She was Windies’ highest wicket-taker during the U19 Quadrangular Series:
    – Inns- 2| Wkts- 2 | Avg- 14 | SR- 11
  • She topped the wickets charts for her side during the bilateral series vs USAU19s as well:
    – Inns- 4 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 7 | SR- 17

Niamh MacNulty (IRE), Bowler- RAM

  • She was impressive in both the warm-up fixtures, having registered bowling figures of 4-0-23-2 & 2-0-13-1
  • She plays for Merrion CC back home and has picked 17 wickets in as many games at an average of 17.18

Aimee Maguire (IRE), Bowler- LAO

  • She’s the only left-arm spinner in the Irish squad
  • She was brilliant with the ball during the only warm-up game she played, her figures being 4-0-20-2

Zaida James (WI), All-Rounder- LHB/LAO

  • She’ll be opening the batting alongside regularly chipping in with 3-4 overs with the ball
  • She registered figures of 4-0-9-1 in the warm-up fixture vs ZIMU19s
  • During last season’s T20 Blaze, she was the 2nd highest run-getter for the Windward Islands with 57 runs from 3 outings

Safe Captaincy Pick

Amy Hunter (IRE), Batter- RHB

  • She’s a mainstay in the senior Irish side and was in prolific run-scoring form throughout last year
  • On her 16th birthday, she became the youngest-ever centurion at the international level
  • She played a vital role in Ireland’s historic T20I series win over Pakistan in November last year, having scored 40 & 36 in the last 2 T20Is
  • She top scored in the last warm-up fixture with 41 runs

Differential Captaincy Pick

Georgina Dempsey (IRE), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • Like Hunter, Dempsey too is a regular member of the senior Irish side
  • She had a decent all-round game in the warm-up fixture vs PAKU19s: 24 runs & 4-1-15-0 with the ball
  • Her career-best figures of 4-0-35-2 came against world champions Australia, last year
  • She has a batting average of 71 in her short ODI career, including a personal best score of 45* vs South Africa

Player to Avoid

Shunelle Sawh (WI), Batter- RHB

  • She struggled to get going in both the warm-up games, registering scores of 2(8) & 19(37)
  • She didn’t have the best of times with the bat in the series vs USAU19s:
    – Inns- 4 | Runs- 29 | Avg- 10
  • She could only manage 22 runs at an average of 11 in the series vs the NZ Development side

Base Team

WK: Joanna Loughran

BAT: Amy Hunter, Trishan Holder, NaiJanni Cumberbatch

AR: Djenaba Joseph, Ashmini Munisar, Georgina Dempsey, Aimee Maguire

BOWL: Zara Craig, KD Jazz Mitchell, Shalini Samaroo

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