Women’s U19 T20 World Cup | India U19 vs Australia U19

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IN-WU19 vs AU-WU19

Match Preview

India U19s lock horns with Australia U19s in the Super Six Group 1 fixture. The game will be played at the North West University Ground in Potchefstrooom. INDU19s were unbeaten throughout the 1st stage of the tournament, while AUSU19s were clinical as well managing 2 wins from their 3 games. The 2 sides had met earlier during a warm-up fixture, with India coming out on top in a low scoring game

Top Picks

Shweta Sehrawat (IND), Batter- RHB

  • She is the leading run-getter in the tournament, having scored 197 runs from 3 outings
  • She has been the most in-form Indian batter throughout this season, and is yet to be dismissed in the tournament
  • She holds the record for the highest individual score as well, having scored 92* runs vs SAU19s

Claire Moore (AUS), Batter- RHB

  • She is Australia’s highest run-getter so far, having scored 80 runs at an average of 40
  • She is the only Aussie batter to have brought up a half-century in the tournament
  • She was Australia’s highest scorer in the warm-up game vs INDU19s with 25 runs

Mannat Kashyap (IND), Bowler- LAO

  • She was the POTM in the previous game for her figures of 4-0-12-4
  • She is India’s highest wicket-taker so far, despite having played a game less than the other bowlers:
    Inns- 2 | Wkts- 5 | Avg- 5 | SR- 8
  • She was impressive in the warm-up game vs BANU19s: 3-0-24-2

Maggie Clark (AUS), Bowler- RAM

  • She registered figures of 3-2-8-2 in the previous game
  • She is Australia’s highest wicket-taker so far:
    Inns- 2 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 5 | SR- 10
  • She picked 7 wickets at an average of 22.7 during last season’s U19 National Championships

Differential Picks

Parshavi Chopra (IND), Bowler- RALB

  • She had the 2nd best bowling figures in the warm-up game vs AUSU19s: 3-0-14-2
  • She was amongst the wickets in each of the 2 games she’s played so far
  • She was the most economical bowler in the high scoring game vs SAU19s, with figures of 4-0-15-1

Sianna Ginger (AUS), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • She was the 2nd highest scorer in the previous game with 30 runs
  • She is a part time medium pacer as well, and was amongst the wickets in the previous game, with figures of 1-0-2-1
  • She was the 3rd highest run-getter during the U19 National Championships:
    Inns- 8 | Runs- 237 | Avg- 47

Shabnam Shakil (IND), Bowler- RAM

  • She is expected to be back into the XI and lead the bowling attack in this game
  • She registered figures of 3-0-21-1 in the previous game that she played
  • She was India’s highest wicket-taker during the bilateral series vs SAU19s:
    Inns- 2 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 7 | SR- 10

Kate Pelle (AUS), Batter- RHB

  • She’ll open the batting, alongside donning the keeping gloves for Australia
  • She has shown good form in the previous 2 games, with scores of 27 & 30*
  • She was the 5th highest run-getter during the U19 National Championships:
    Inns- 6 | Runs- 202 | Avg- 50

Safe Captaincy Pick

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

Shafali is expected to play a major role with the ball in this fixture

She registered the best bowling figures in the warm-up game vs AUSU19s: 4-1-8-3

She is India’s 2nd highest run-getter so far:
Inns- 3 | Runs- 124 | Avg- 41

She had the best bowling figures in the game vs SAU19s: 4-0-31-2

Differential Captaincy Pick

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

  • She’s Australia’s 2nd highest run-getter so far:
    Inns- 2 | Runs- 71 | Avg- 36
  • She was brilliant with the ball in both the previous games, registering figures of 2-0-7-1 & 2.3-1-4-1
  • She was Australia’s highest wicket-taker in the warm-up game vs INDU19s: 2-0-12-2, and also scored unbeaten 17* runs in that game
  • She was the leading run-getter during the U19 National Championships:
    Inns- 8 | Runs- 385 | Avg- 77

Player to Avoid

Richa Ghosh (IND), Batter- RHB

  • Richa has scored 82 runs across the last 2 games, but was helped by as many as 7 dropped catches. Australia aren’t likely to do that mistake in the field
  • She scored just the 12 runs in the warm-up fixture vs them
  • She struggled throughout the bilateral series vs SAU19s:
    Inns- 3 | Runs- 37 | Avg- 12

Base Team

WK: Kate Pelle

BAT: Claire Moore, Trisha Gongadi, Shweta Sehrawat

AR: Amy Smith,Shafali Verma, Ella Hayward, Lucy Hamilton

BOWL: Maggie Clark, Mannat Kashyap, Parshavi Chopra

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