Women’s U19 T20 World Cup | England U19 vs Pakistan U19

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Womens U19 T20 World Cup

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England U19s are back in action as they take on Pakistan U19s in Group B clash. The game will be played at the Senwes Park in Potchefstrooom. Both sides registered wins in their respective opening encounters, and both have a fair idea of the conditions having already played at this venue. England were absolutely dominant on their way to a 174 run win over Zimbabwe, bowling them out for a paltry total of 25, while Pakistan secured an 8 wicket win over Rwanda chasing down 107

Top Picks

Sophia Smale (ENGU19), Bowler- LAO

  • She finished with figures of 2-0-5-2 in the previous game
  • In last season’s Hundred competition, she was the joint highest wicket-taker for the champions Oval Invincibles:
    – Inns- 7 | Wkts- 8 | Avg- 18 | SR- 17
  • She registered quite astonishing figures of 2-2-0-1 & 3-1-3-1 during the warm-up games

Syeda Aroob Shah (PAK), All-Rounder- RHB/RALB

  • She’s the only player in the PAKU19 squad to have already made her international debut
  • She registered figures of 4-0-22-1 in the previous game and also scored unbeaten 20* runs
  • She was impressive in both the warm-up fixtures, registering figures of 4-0-11-2 & 2.2-0-11-1
  • She was the leading wicket-taker during the PCB U19 T20 Tournament: Inns- 5 | Wkts- 9 | Avg- 2 | SR- 11

Eyman Fatima (PAK), Batter- RHB

  • She was the POTM in the previous game for her unbeaten knock of 65* runs
  • She was super impressive in both the warm-up fixtures, registered scores of 58* & 45
  • She was the 2nd highest run-getter during the PCB U19 T20 Tournament: Inns- 5 | Runs- 171 | Avg- 86

Liberty Heap (ENG), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • She had the best strike rate in the previous game scoring 25 off just the 12 balls, while opening the batting
  • She top scored in the warm-up fixture vs Windies with 31 runs
  • She picked 7 wickets at 22 during the RHFT trophy last season

Differential Picks

Lizzie Scott (ENG), Bowler- RAM

  • She bowled just the 1 over in the previous game, but that won’t be the case in this fixture with her expected to operate throughout the PP overs being a very effective swing bowler
  • She registered figures of 2-0-7-1 in her sole warm-up outing
  • She made her List A debut last year representing the champions Northern Diamonds, and went on to strike in each of the 3 games she played including the final

Anoosha Nasir (PAK), Bowler- LAO

  • She finished with figures of 4-1-21-1 in the previous game
  • She was the 2nd highest wicket-taker during the PCB T20 Tournament held last month: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 5 | Avg- 18 | SR- 18

Rida Aslam (PAK), Bowler- LALB

  • Rida provides great variety to the Pakistan attack with her left arm wrist spinners
  • She was the 3rd highest wicket-taker during the PCB U19 T20 Tournament: Inns- 5 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 8 | SR- 12
  • She finished with figures of 3-0-21-1 in the warm-up game vs NZU19s

Josie Groves (ENG), All-Rounder- RHB/RALB

  • She finished with figures of 3-0-5-2 in the previous game
  • She was only the 2nd bowler alongside Smale to have picked a wicket in both the warm-up fixtures
  • She made her List A & T20 debut last year, and put on some brilliant all-round performances including 55 runs and 2/34 with the ball in one of the games

Safe Captaincy Pick

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

  • She was the joint 2nd highest scorer in the previous game with 45 runs
  • She also went on to register the best bowling figures so far in the tournament: 4-2-2-4
  • Having excelled in top level domestic competitions in England, she’s easily safest captaincy choice
  • She has picked 15 wickets at a SR of 22, and has also scored 290 runs across 20 T20s

Differential Captaincy Picks

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

  • She wasn’t needed in the previous game with the spinners doing the job for England, but will play a major role with the ball in this game
  • She kept picking wickets for fun game during last season’s Hundred competition: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 5 | Avg- 14 | SR- 8
  • Some of her wickets included the likes of Rodrigues, Wolvaardt and Bouchier
  • She finished with figures of 4-1-8-2 in the 2nd warm-up game

Player to Avoid

Zamina Tahir (PAK), Batter- RHB

  • She is in the team only for her keeping, and will come in to bat as low as No. 9 or 10 making the England keeper a better option

Base Team

WK: Maddie Ward

BAT: Liberty Heap, Niamh Holland, Eyman Fatima

AR: Grace Scrivens, Anoosha Nasir, Ryana Macdonald-Gay, Syeda Aroob Shah

BOWL: Lizzie Scott, Sophia Smale, Rida Aslam

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