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

IR-WU19 vs EN-WU19

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England U19s take on Ireland U19s in the Super Six Group 2 fixture. England are one of the 4 unbeaten sides so far in the tournament, while Ireland struggled throughout the 1st stage of the tournament, managing just the 1 win from their 3 games

Top Picks

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

  • She registered figures of 2-1-1-2 in the previous game
  • She was the 2nd highest scorer in the game vs PAKU19s, 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

Liberty Heap (ENG), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • She was the POTM in the previous game, having scored the fastest half-century of the tournament
  • She is England’s 2nd highest run-getter with 93 runs at an average of 31
  • She had a good outing in the warm-up fixture vs WIU19s, where she top scored with 31 runs

Georgina Dempsey (IRE), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • She was the POTM in the previous game for a terrific all-round performance:
    50 runs & figures of 3-2-5-1
  • She is the only bowler to have picked a wicket vs NZU19s
  • She is the only player in this Irish squad to have made international debut, with her career best T20I figures of 4-0-35-2 coming against Australia last year

Zara Craig (IRE), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • She top scored in the previous game with an unbeaten knock of 52* runs
  • She has the best bowling figures by an Irish bowler in the tournament: 2-0-4-2
  • She was amongst the wickets in both the warm-up games

Differential Picks

Aimee Maguire (IRE), Bowler- LAO

  • She registered figures of 3-0-16-1 in the game vs WIU19s
  • Finished with figures of 4-0-25-1 in the previous game
  • England struggled against left arm spin in the game vs PAKU19s, going by that Maguire could come in handy with her left arm spin

Ellie McGee (IRE), Bowler- RAM

  • She’ll operate mainly throughout the death overs
  • She registered figures of 4-0-15-1 in the previous game
  • She made her T20 debut in last season’s Super 20 cup, and was constantly amongst the wickets troubling some of the best Irish batters

Alexa Stonehouse (ENG), Bowler- LAM

  • She registered figures of 2-0-9-2 in the previous game
  • The tall left arm angle she creates is certain to test the Irish batters in this fixture
  • She’s already played 11 T20 games back home, representing the South East Stars

Hannah Baker (ENG), Bowler- RALB

  • She registered figures of 4-1-9-2 in the previous game
  • She was brilliant vs PAKU19s, registering figures of 3-0-13-1
  • She had the best figures in the warm-up outing against WIU19s: 3-0-9-2

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 also has the most runs by an England batter so far: Inns- 3 | Runs- 120 | Avg- 40
  • Her figures of 4-2-2-4 vs ZIMU19s 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 vs PAKU19s
  • 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

Freya Sargent (IRE), Bowler- OS

  • She has gone wicketless in both the previous games
  • She was wicketless in both the warm-up games as well

Base Team

WK: Seren Smale

BAT: Liberty Heap, Niamh Holland, Annabelle Squires

AR: Grace Scrivens, Ryana Macdonald-Gay, Georgina Dempsey, Aimee Maguire

BOWL: Sophia Smale, Hannah Baker, Zara Craig

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