AU-U19 vs EN-U19 Prediction: Match Preview and Fantasy Tips for Women’s U19 T20 World Cup

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Match Preview

England take on Australia in the 2nd semi final. The game will be played at the Senwes Park in Potchefstrooom. England are one of the only 2 unbeaten teams in the tournament. Australia too have been dominant throughout barring the defeat in their opening fixture vs Bangladesh. England have played at this venue the most number of times, and this will be their 5th game at the Senwes Park. While Australia will be playing only their 2nd game at this venue

Top Performers at Venue

Maggie Clark (AUS), Bowler- RAM

Inn- 1 | Wkts- 3 | Avg- 6 | SR- 8

Grace Scrivens (ENG), All-Rounder- LHB/OS

Inns- 4 | Runs- 218 | Avg- 55 | Wkts- 6 | Avg- 7

Sophia Smale (ENG), Bowler- LAO

Inn- 4 | Wkts- 8 | Avg- 5 | SR- 9

Ellie Anderson (ENG), Bowler- RAM

Inns- 2 | Wkts- 6 | Avg- 3 | SR- 6

Top Picks

Kate Pelle (AUS), Batter- RHB/WK

  • She is Australia’s leading run-getter with 130 runs at an average of 32.5
  • POTM in the previous game at this very venue for her knock of 51 runs
  • 5th highest run-getter during the U19 National Championships last season:
    – Inns- 6 | Runs- 202 | Avg- 51

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

  • She’s scored 92 runs at an average 30.67
  • Been bowling well throughout the tournament: Inns- 5 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 17 | SR- 20
  • Was the leading run-getter during the U19 National Championships:
    – Inns- 8 | Runs- 385 | Avg- 77

Maggie Clark (AUS), Bowler- RAM

  • Recorded the best bowling figures in the previous game: 4-0-20-3
  • She’s just 1 wicket behind the highest wicket-taker in the tournament and has played a game less:
    – Inns- 4 | Wkts- 9 | Avg- 6 | SR- 9
  • She hasn’t gone wicketless in any game and has picked 2 or more wickets in each of these games

Sophia Smale (ENG), Bowler- LAO

  • She’s England’s leading wicket-taker in the tournament: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 8 | Avg- 5 | SR- 9
  • All her wickets have come at this very venue
  • Her bowling average of 5.38 is the 2nd best in the tournament

Differential Picks

Ryana MacDonald-Gay (ENG), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • Following her great showing from the Hundred, she’s picked 3 wickets at an average 8 and an impressive SR of 12
  • She’s also scored 53 runs at the same average, and is yet to be dismissed by a bowler
  • She’ll play a major role with the ball in this game despite having bowled fairly less number of overs so far

Milly Illingworth (AUS), Bowler- RAF

  • In the previous game, she bowled her full quota of overs for the 1st time in the tournament, and is all set to repeat the same in this all-important knockout fixture
  • She was the POTM in the game vs India, finishing with figures of 2-0-12-2
  • Her unique round-arm slingy action helps her bowl real quick, and there’s no other bowler in the competition matching her on speed

Alexa Stonehouse (ENG), Bowler- LAM

  • She’s picked 4 wickets at an average of 11
  • Registered figures of 4-0-15-2 in the previous game
  • She will be a potent threat, especially with the new ball. Yorkers are her go-to delivery resulting in a lot of LBW and Bowled dismissals.

Hannah Baker (ENG), Bowler- RALB

  • She’s been amongst the wickets throughout the tournament: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 6 | Avg- 8 | SR- 14
  • 4 of her wickets have come at this venue, with her averaging only 10.25 runs per wicket
  • Australia lost wickets to leg spinners throughout the warm-up games and even during the last game against UAE, making Baker a very good differential pick

Safe Captaincy Pick

Grace Scrivens (ENG), All-Rounder- LHB/OS

  • She’s the leading run-getter in the tournament: Inns- 5 | Runs- 269 | Avg- 54
  • She has also scored the highest individual score in the tournament, 93 vs Ireland
  • She’s been equally brilliant with the ball: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 6 | Avg- 7 | SR- 14
  • She’s scored the most runs at this venue: 218 at an average of 54.5

Differential Captaincy Pick

Amy Smith (AUS), All-Rounder- RHB/RALB

  • Figures of 4-1-16-2 in the previous game
  • Has scored 74 runs so far, and has been dismissed just once
  • Was the top scorer in the game vs India, finishing with unbeaten 26* runs
  • Been brilliant with the ball: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 13 | SR- 16

Player to Avoid

Niamh Holland (ENG), Batter- RHB

  • The presence of plenty of all-round options in this fixture, means someone will have to make way in the batting order, that being Holland
  • She scored just the 13 runs vs Pakistan, and didn’t got going in the previous game either, scoring a run a ball 21

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