Women’s U19 T20 World Cup | Australia U19 vs Sri Lanka U19

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Sri Lanka U19s take on Australia U19s in Game No. 17, taking place at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni. This will be the last group game for both sides before they head into the next stage. Both of them are heading into this game with a win and a loss each

Top Picks

Claire Moore (AUS), Batter- RHB

  • She is Australia’s highest run-getter so far with 74 runs
  • She has been impressive in every outing including the warm-ups, with her scores being: 25, 21*, 52, 22*
  • She finished as the 2nd highest run-getter during the U19 National Championships: Inns- 8 | Runs- 371 | Avg- 93

Vishmi Gunaratne (SL), Batter- RHB

  • She’s yet to be dismissed in this tournament and is SL’s highest run-getter with 95 runs
  • She top scored in the previous game with 61* runs
  • She’s already played a handful of international games, with her highest T20I score of 45 coming against India

Vidushika Perera (SL), Bowler- LAO

  • Despite going wicketless in the previous game, she was SL’s most disciplined bowler with figures of 4-0-20-0
  • She was at her best in the 1st game with figures of 4-0-15-2
  • She stood out with the ball in both the warm-up fixtures: 4-0-18-3, 4-1-5-3

Rhys McKenna (AUS), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • She had a decent outing vs BANU19s having picked a wicket and scored 12* runs off 6 balls
  • She picked the most wickets by an Aussie bowler across the warm-up games, including figures of 2-0-7-3 vs SAU19s
  • She scored 157 runs at an average 31.4, and also picked 4 wickets during the U19 National Championships

Differential Picks

Maggie Clark (AUS), Bowler- RAM

  • Playing her 1st game of the tournament in the previous game, she ended up bagging the POTM award for her figures of 4-0-14-2
  • She picked 7 wickets at an average of 22.7 during last season’s U19 National Championships

Manudi Nanayakkara (SL), Batter- LHB

  • She scored 32* in the 1st game, but was unlucky to be out run-out for just the 4 runs in the previous game
  • She was SL’s highest run-getter during the U19 Quadrangular Series in India: Inns- 3 | Runs- 90 | Avg- 45

Dulanga Dissanayake (SL), All-Rounder- LHB/RALB

  • She’s a very useful all-rounder, who’ll slot in at the No. 6 slot and will also chip in with 2-3 overs of leg spin
  • She scored 12* off just the 3 balls in the previous game
  • She was amongst the wickets in the 1st game with figures of 2-0-16-1

Lucy Hamilton (AUS), Bowler- LAM

  • She returned with figures 2-0-8-1 in the previous game
  • She was in good wicket-taking form during the U19 National Championships: Inns- 7 | Wkt- 9 | Avg- 14 | SR- 22
  • She made both her WBBL & List A debut last year, and caught some eyes with her impressive left arm seam

Safe Captaincy Pick

Dewmi Vihanga (SL), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • She scored an impressive half-century in the previous game against a strong BANU19 bowling unit
  • She has the best bowling figures by an SLU19 bowler in this WC, having returned with 4-1-11-3 in the 1st game
  • She was brilliant with the ball in both the warm-up fixtures: 4-0-17-4, 3-0-4-3

Differential Captaincy Pick

Ella Hayward (AUS), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • She returned with figures of 2.3-1-4-1 in the previous game
  • She was the 2nd highest run-scorer in the 1st game with 35 runs to her name
  • She impressed in the warm-up fixture vs INDU19 with figures of 2-0-12-2 & 17* runs with the bat
  • She was the leading run-getter during the U19 National Championships: Inns- 8 | Runs- 385 | Avg- 77

Player to Avoid

Pamoda Shaini (SL), Bowler- RAM

  • She was fairly expensive in the previous game registering figures of 4-0-41-0
  • She went wicketless in the 1st game as well

Base Team

WK: Kate Pelle

BAT: Claire Moore, Vishmi Gunaratne, Lucy Hamilton

AR: Ella Hayward, Rhys McKenna, Dewmi Vihanga, Amy Smith

BOWL: Maggie Clark, Dulanga Dissanayake, Vidushika Perera

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