Women’s U19 T20 World Cup | India U19 vs United Arab Emirates U19

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Match Preview

Game No. 9 of the WC sees India U19s back in action against UAE U19s. Both are the only unbeaten sides in Group D, having registered wins in their opening encounters, with both chasing down their respective targets in the 17th over. Expect another run-fest, with the game going to be played at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni, which witnessed the batters absolutely dominate any type of bowling on the opening day

Top Picks

Trisha Gongadi (IND), All-Rounder- RHB/RALB

  • She looked in good touch in the previous game, before falling prey to a wrong stumping call
  • She was the 2nd highest run-getter in the U19 T20 Challenger Trophy:
    – Inns- 4 | Runs- 117 | Avg- 29
  • She was the 2nd highest run-getter in the Quadrangular T20 Series as well:
    – Inns- 3 | Runs- 140 | Avg- 70

Theertha Satish (UAE), Batter- LHB

  • The UAE skipper is one of the most stylish batters competing in this tournament
  • She provided a good quick start to the UAE run chase with her knock of 27 in the previous game
  • She scored the 3rd most runs in T20Is last year: Inns- 26 | Runs- 658 | Avg- 35

Samaira Dharnidharka (UAE), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • She had a good all-round outing in the 1st game: 4-0-22-2 & 23 runs
  • She was at her absolute best in the warm-up fixture vs USAU19s, registering figures of 3-1-17-4 & also scoring 22 runs
  • She’s already picked 19 T20I wickets at an average of 16.68 across 24 outings

Shweta Sehrawat (IND), Batter- RHB

  • She is the most in-form batter in this Indian line-up, having displayed some amazing stroke play this season
  • She was simply sensational in the previous game, finishing unbeaten on 92* runs, which had 80 runs in boundaries alone
  • She topped the runs tally in 2 out of the 3 tournaments she played for India U19s back home

Differential Picks

Prashavi Chopra (IND), Bowler- RALB

  • Being the only frontline leg spinner in the side, she’s certain to bowl her full quota of overs
  • She had the most economical figures in the previous game: 4-0-15-1
  • She had a good outing in the warm-up fixture vs AUSU19s: 3-0-14-2

Hurley Gala (IND), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • Gala is expected to make it back to the XI for this fixture, with Shabnam proving quite expensive in the previous game
  • Being one of the cleanest strikers of the ball in this Indian side, her all-round services will be in high demand for the rest of the tournament
  • She was the best pace bowler during the series vs NZ Development side:
    – Inns- 4 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 7 | SR- 9

Vaishnave Mahesh (UAE), Bowler- RALB

  • She bowled an impressive spell of 4-0-19-2 in the previous game
  • She’s expected to have a good game given INDU19s’ troubles against leg spin
  • Great T20I record: Inns- 29 | Wkts- 30 | Avg- 14 | SR- 16

Mahika Gaur (UAE), All-Rounder- RHB/LAM

  • She couldn’t find herself amongst the wickets in the previous game, but made it up with the bat finishing unbeaten on 33*
  • Being the tallest bowler in the tournament, her left arm angle coming from such height is bound to create a fair bit of trouble for the Indian batters
  • She’s the premier bowler of the senior UAE side and recorded career best T20I figures of 4-0-21-3 last year during the Asia Cup

Safe Captaincy Pick

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

  • Shafali’s all-round services will once again be in high demand
  • She had the best bowling figures in the previous game: 4-0-31-2
  • Backed up her bowling heroics with a blistering 16-ball 45 with the bat
  • Figures of 4-1-8-3 vs AUSU19s in the warm-up game
  • Scored 43* vs BANU19s in the 2nd warm-up game

Differential Captaincy Pick

Sonam Yadav (IND), Bowler- LAO

  • She bowled the 20th over in the previous game, and if that’s the case again she could be in for some quick wickets in this fixture
  • 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
  • She finished with 6 wickets at an average of 11.33 during the series vs NZ Development side

Player to Avoid

Indhuja Nandakumar (UAE), Bowler- RAM

  • Her slow medium pace deliveries aren’t expected to create any sort of trouble on this belter of a wicket
  • She struggled for wickets during the Asia Cup last year
  • She went wicketless in the warm-up fixture vs USAU19s

Base Team

WK: Theertha Satish

BAT: Soumya Tiwari, Trisha Gongadi, Shweta Sehrawat

AR: Shafali Verma, Samaira Dharnidharka

BOWL: Sonam Yadav, Archana Devi, Mahika Gaur, Prashavi Chopra, Vaishnave Mahesh

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