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

EN-WU19 vs RW-WU19

Match Preview

England U19a take on Rwanda U19s in Game No. 22 of the tournament. North-West University Ground in Potchefstroom will host this fixture. Both sides are already through to the next stage. England are unbeaten with back-to-back comfortable wins while Rwanda registered their 1st win in the previous game

Top Picks

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

  • She was the 2nd highest scorer in the previous game, with an unbeaten knock of 35* runs
  • She was instrumental in Oval Invincibles winning last season’s Hundred competition:
    Inns- 4 | Wkts- 5 | Avg- 14 | SR- 8
  • She finished with figures of 4-1-8-2 in the 2nd warm-up game

Seren Smale (ENG), Batter- RHB

  • Making her WC debut in the previous game she ended up bagging the POTM award for her knock of 37 runs
  • She finished unbeaten on 30* runs during her only outing in the warm-up games
  • She’s already played a handful of List A and T20 games across England’s premier domestic competitions

Gisele Ishimwe (RWA), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • She is Rwanda’s leading run-getter so far with 74 runs at an average of 37
  • She had a brilliant all-round outing during Rwanda’s win in the previous game: 34 runs & 4-1-14-1
  • She’s already played 43 T20Is, and also has a T20I century to her name

Henriette Ishimwe (RWA), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • She bagged a double hat-trick in the previous game, finishing with figures of 3.4-0-13-4
  • She had figures of 4-0-19-2 in the warm-up game vs Ireland U19s
  • She featured in last season’s Fairbreak Invitational tournament and was particularly impressive dismissing the likes of Devine, Carey, Riaz & Dunkley

Differential Picks

Zurufat Ishimwe (RWA), Bowler- RALB

  • She provides good variety to the Rwanda bowling attack with her flighted leg-breaks
  • She was clinical in Rwanda’s win in the previous game, returning with figures of 4-0-27-2

Cynthia Tuyizere (RWA), Batter- RHB

  • She was the 2nd highest scorer in the previous game, having scored 30 runs before getting run-out
  • She was unfortunate to be dismissed via a run-out in the 1st game vs PAKU19s as well, where she was the 2nd highest scorer in the innings with 20 runs
  • She was Rwanda’s highest scorer in the warm-up game vs NZU19s with 19 runs, before getting run out again

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

  • Having been rested in the previous game she’s certain to be in the XI for this fixture
  • She finished with impressive figures of 3-0-5-2 in the 1st game
  • She made her List A & T20 debut last year, and put on some brilliant all-round performances, including 55 runs and 2 wickets in one of the games

Hannah Baker (ENG), Bowler- RALB

  • She returned with figures of 3-0-13-1 in the previous game
  • She had the best bowling figures in the warm-up game vs Windies U19s: 3-0-9-2
  • She’s already played 19 T20 games, and has picked 11 wickets at a SR of 25.6

Safe Captaincy Pick

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

  • She is England’s highest wicket-taker so far:
    Inns- 2 | Wkts- 5 | Avg- 2 | SR- 8
  • She’s also scored 69 runs at an average of 34.5
  • Her figures of 4-2-2-4 in the 1st game are the best bowling figures in the tournament so far
  • She has picked 15 wickets, and has scored close to 300 runs across 20 T20s

Differential Captaincy Pick

Sophia Smale (ENG), Bowler- LAO

  • She finished with figures of 3-0-10-2 in the previous game
  • So far, she’s picked 4 wickets at a staggering average of 3.75
  • She was simply outstanding with the ball in both the warm-up fixtures, with her figures being:
    2-2-0-1 & 3-1-3-1
  • She picked the most wickets by a left arm spinner in last season’s Hundred competition

Player to Avoid

Belyse Murekatete (RWA), Bowler- RAM

  • She was very expensive in the 1st game, registering figures of 3-0-33-0
  • She didn’t bowl in the previous game, and isn’t likely to bowl in this fixture as well
  • She also went wicketless in the warm-up fixture vs IREU19s

Base Team

WK: Seren Smale

BAT: Cynthia Tuyizere, Henriette Ishimwe, Niamh Holland

AR: Grace Scrivens, Ryana Macdonald-Gay, Josie Groves, Gisele Ishimwe

BOWL: Sophia Smale, Hannah Baker, Zurufat Ishimwe

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