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

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Sri Lanka U19s will be in action for the 1st time in the Super Six stage when they take on India U19s at the Senwes Park in Potchefstrooom. India suffered their 1st defeat of the tournament yesterday and will be eager to get back to winning ways in order to secure a semi-final spot. For Sri Lanka, it’ll be about learning from their mistakes during the Group stage where they were below par with 2 losses from 3 games and putting on a better show in the Super Six stage

Top Picks

Shweta Sehrawat (IND), Batter- RHB

  • She is the leading run-getter in the tournament: Inns- 4 | Runs- 218 | Avg- 218
  • She top scored for India in each of the 3 games she opened the batting
  • She scored 68 runs when she took on SLU19s during the Quadrangular U19 T20 series in November last year

Vishmi Gunarathne (SL), Batter- RHB

  • She is Sri Lanka’s highest run-getter with 98 runs at an average of 98
  • She’s already played a handful of T20I games, with her highest T20I score of 45 coming against India last year
  • Her knock of 61* in the game vs BANU19s is the highest individual score by a SL batter so far

Mannat Kashyap (IND), Bowler- LAO

  • She registered figures of 4-0-18-4 when she took on SLU19s during the Quadrangular U19 T20 Series
  • She is India’s highest wicket-taker so far: Inns- 3 | Wkts- 5 | Avg- 8 | SR- 11
  • She has the best bowling figures by an Indian bowler in the tournament: 4-0-12-4

Rashmi Nethranjali (SL), All-Rounder- LHB/RAM

  • She is the only SL bowler to have been amongst the wickets in each of the 3 games
  • She returned with figures of 4-0-20-2 vs India U19 B during the Quadrangular U19 T20 Series

Differential Picks

Soumya Tiwari (IND), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • With Mendhiya & Basu struggling for runs, Soumya could well return to the XI for this fixture
  • She scored unbeaten 65* runs when she was up against SL U19s during the Quadrangular U19 T20 Series
  • She was the leading run-getter during the U19 T20 Trophy:
    – Inns- 8 | Runs- 255 | Avg- 85

Rishmi Sanjana (SL), Bowler- OS

  • She finished with the best figures for her side in the previous game, which also was her 1st game in the tournament: 4-0-30-2
  • She was one of the leading wicket-takers during Sri Lanka’ U19 Division 1 Tournament:
    – Inns- 7 | Wkts- 12 | Avg- 12 | SR- 12

Sonam Yadav (IND), Bowler- LAO

  • She is the only Indian bowler to have picked a wicket in each of the games she’s played in the tournament
  • Her overall stats being: Inns- 3 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 17 | SR- 12
  • She returned with figures of 4-0-13-3 when she played against SLU19s during the Quadrangular U19 T20 Series

Manudi Nanayakkara (SL), Batter- LHB

  • She top scored for SLU19s vs India U19 B during the Quadrangular U19 T20 Series with 35 runs
  • She also top scored for them in the game vs India U19 A in the same competition with 33 runs
  • She was in good form during the warm-up fixtures, having played 2 unbeaten knocks of 32* & 17*

Safe Captaincy Pick

Shafali Verma (INDU19), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • Having missed out with the bat 2 games in a row, Shafali will be willing to get back to her run-scoring best
  • She is the 5th highest run-getter so far: Inns- 4 | Runs- 132 | Avg- 33
  • She has also picked 2 wickets in the tournament so far
  • Having always found success at the international level vs the senior SL side, she’ll look to repeat the same against the U19 SL side

Differential Captaincy Pick

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

  • She is SL’s highest wicket-taker so far: Inns- 3 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 15 | SR- 18
  • She is also her side’s 2nd highest run-getter with 74 runs at an average of 24.66
  • She picked 2 wickets vs India U19 B during the Quadrangular U19 T20 Series
  • Her figures of 4-1-11-3 during the 1st game are the best figures by an SL bowler in this tournament

Player to Avoid

Vidushika Perera (SL), Bowler- LAO

  • She has gone wicketless 2 games in a row now
  • She couldn’t find any wickets in either of the games vs India U19 A & B sides during the Quadrangular U19 T20 Series, with her figures being: 4-0-14-0 & 4-0-34-0

Base Team

WK: Richa Ghosh

BAT: Vishmi Gunarathne, Trisha Gongadi, Shweta Sehrawat, Soumya Tiwari, Manudi Nanayakkara

AR: Shafali Verma, Dewmi Vihanga

BOWL: Mannat Kashyap, Sonam Yadav, Archana Devi

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