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

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India U19s and Scotland U19s lock horns in the last game of Group D. India are already through to the Super 6 stage with back to back comprehensive victories, and might be tempted to roll in a few more changes in the XI, handing out opportunities to all those players who haven’t been tested so far. For Scotland, their hopes of a Super 6 is a very slim one, unless they come up with an unlikely upset victory in this game vs India

Top Picks

Prashavi Chopra (IND), Bowler- RALB

  • She’s the only Indian bowler to have been amongst the wickets in both the games
  • She was impressive in the previous game, with figures of 3-0-13-1
  • She had a good outing in the warm-up fixture vs AUSU19s: 3-0-14-2

Katherine Fraser (SCO), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • She is Scotland’s highest wicket-taker so far, and had figures of 4-0-25-3 in the previous game
  • She was impressive in both the warm-up games:
    3-1-7-3, 4-0-13-1
  • She’s a wealth of T20I experience under her belt, with her T20I bowling record being a very impressive one:
    Inns- 31 | Wkts- 39 | Avg- 13 | SR- 15

Nayma Shaikh (SCO), All-Rounder- LHB/RAM

  • She registered figures of 4-0-14-1 in the previous game and remained unbeaten with 12* runs coming in at the No. 4 slot
  • She was brilliant with the ball in the 1st game as well: 4-1-22-1
  • She was the highest wicket-taker during the bilateral series vs Netherlands U19s:
    Inns- 3 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 5 | SR- 10

Tithas Sadhu (IND), Bowler- RAM

  • She was brilliant with the ball in the previous game, registering figures of 4-1-14-1
  • She registered figures of 2-1-2-2 in the last game of the bilateral series vs SAU19s
  • She’s already made her senior state debut and spearheads the Bengal pace attack

Differential Picks

Sonam Yadav (IND), Bowler- LAO

  • She’s likely to come back into the XI for this fixture, and will form a quality left arm spin duo alongside Kashyap
  • She was the leading wicket-taker in the Quadrangular T20 Series:
    Inns- 4 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 10 | SR- 13
  • She was the leading wicket-taker in the U19 T20 Challenger Trophy as well:
    Inns- 4 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 8 | SR- 14

Mannat Kashyap (IND), Bowler- LAO

  • She played her 1st game of the tournament in the previous game, and returned with figures of 3-0-14-1
  • She was the leading wicket-taker during the series vs NZ Development side:
    Inns- 4 | Wkts- 10 | Avg- 6 | SR- 7
  • She was Punjab’s leading wicket-taker in the Senior T20 Trophy:
    Inns- 6 | Wkts- 9 | Avg- 10 | SR- 14

Darcey Carter (SCO), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • In the bilateral series vs Netherlands U19s, she scored 141 runs without being dismissed once, including a century in the last game
  • She scored 41 runs in the warm-up fixture vs USAU19s
  • She is a very handy off spinner as well, and plays domestic cricket in England’s premier domestic competitions representing the South East Stars

Ailsa Lister (SCO), Batter- RHB

  • She top scored in the warm-up fixture vs USAU19s with 42 runs
  • She’s already played 16 T20Is, with her highest score of 60 coming during last year’s T20 WC Qualifiers
  • She was the highest run-getter during the series vs NEDU19s:
    Inns- 3 | Runs- 155 | Avg- 52

Safe Captaincy Pick

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

  • She was the POTM in the previous game for her whirlwind knock of 78 runs from just the 34 balls
  • She had the best bowling figures in the 1st game: 4-0-31-2
  • She’s scored 123 runs at an average of 61.5, and a sensational SR of 246
  • She had figures of 4-1-8-3 vs AUSU19s in the warm-up game

Differential Captaincy Pick

Shweta Sehrawat (IND), Batter- RHB

  • She is the leading run-getter so far with 166 runs to her name
  • She hasn’t been dismissed in either of the games
  • Her knock of 92* in the 1st game vs SAU19s is the highest individual score in the tournament so far
  • She topped the runs tally in 2 out of the 3 tournaments she played for India U19s back home

Player to Avoid

Naimh Robertson-Jack (SCO), Bowler- LAO

  • She was fairly expensive in the 1st game: 2-0-21-0
  • She went wicketless in both the warm-up fixtures
  • She won’t be much of a threat against the Indian batters, who haven’t shown any struggle whatsoever vs left arm spin throughout this season

Base Team

WK: Ailsa Lister

BAT: Darcey Carter, Nayma Shaikh, Trisha Gongadi, Shweta Sehrawat

AR: Shafali Verma, Katherine Fraser

BOWL: Tithas Sadhu, Prashavi Chopra, Mannat Kashyap, Sonam Yadav

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