Women’s U19 T20 World Cup | New Zealand U19 vs West Indies U19

Women u19 t20 world cup

Match Preview

The penultimate game of the group stage sees New Zealand U19s go head-to-head against Windies U19s. The game will be played at Senwes Park in Potchefstrooom. Both sides are unbeaten so far, having won both their respective games. NZU19s head into this game as favorites, being the more dominant of the 2 sides, as visible by the margin of victories they’ve achieved

Top Picks

Tash Wakelin (NZ), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • She registered figures of 3-0-12-2 in the previous game
  • She’s NZ’s highest wicket-taker so far: Inns- 2 | Wkts- 5 | Avg- 5 | SR- 8
  • She was the 2nd highest run-getter during the National U19 tournament earlier this season:
    – Inns- 7 | Runs- 308 | Avg- 51 | Wkts- 5

Zaida James (WI), All-Rounder- LHB/LAO

  • She has bagged the POTM award in both the games Windies have played so far
  • She is Windies’ highest run-getter with 107 runs at an average of 53.5
  • She also has the most wickets by a Windies bowler so far: Inns- 2 | Wkts- 5 | Avg- 8 | SR- 9

Trishan Holder (WI), Batter- RHB

  • She was super impressive in the previous game, with an unbeaten knock of 35* from just the 14 balls
  • She represented Barbados during the Commonwealth Games last year, and also made her T20I debut for Windies last month
  • She scored 43 runs at the same average vs the NZ Development side

Ashmini Munisar (WI), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • She’s been impressive with the ball in both the games: 3-1-5-1, 4-0-23-1
  • She’s the only WIU19 bowler to have picked a wicket in both the warm-up games
  • She had a good series vs the NZ Development side:
    – Inns- 2 | Runs- 34 | Avg- 17 | Wkts- 2 | Avg- 21

Differential Picks

Izzy Sharp (NZ), Batter- RHB

  • The NZ skipper hasn’t had an opportunity to bat so far, but is expected to bat in this fixture
  • She scored 205 runs at an average of 29.28 during the National U19 Tournament
  • She’s known for her 6 hitting, and has already impressed for the senior Canterbury side across NZ’s premier domestic competitions

Antonia Hamilton (NZ), Batter- RHB

  • She is yet to be dismissed in the tournament having registered scores of 26* & 18*
  • She wasn’t dismissed in either of the warm-up fixtures as well
  • She was the 2nd highest scorer in the warm-up game vs RWAU19s and top scored in the warm-up game vs PAKU19s with 36* runs
  • She top scored for Wellington U19s during the National U19 Tournament: Inns- 7 | Runs- 245 | Avg- 35

Natasha Codyre (NZ), Bowler- RAM

  • She was the POTM in the previous game for her bowling figures of 3-0-6-3
  • She was the leading wicket-taker for NZ development side in the bilateral series vs this very opposition
  • Her stats in that series being: Inns- 2 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 14 | SR- 12

KD Jazz Mitchell (WI), Bowler- RAM

  • She registered figures of 4-0-21-1 in the 1st game
  • She was Windies’ highest wicket-taker during the U19 Quadrangular Series: Inns- 2| Wkts- 2 | Avg- 14 | SR- 11
  • She topped the wickets charts for WIU19s during the bilateral series vs USAU19s as well:
    – Inns- 4 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 7 | SR- 17

Safe Captaincy Pick

Anna Browning (NZ), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • She scored  29 runs off just the 14 balls in the previous game, which also was the highest score in the game
  • She put on a brilliant all-round display in the 1st game: 4-0-12-2 followed by 38* runs
  • She top scored with 67 runs in the only warm-up game she batted in. The next highest score in that game being 25
  • Representing the NZ Development side last month, she returned with figures of 4-0-13-3 vs India U19s in the only game she bowled in
  • She was in top form during the limited games she played in this season’s Super Smash

Differential Captaincy Pick

Djenaba Joseph (WI), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • She had a brilliant all-round outing in the previous game: 25 runs & 4-0-14-3
  • She was in top form during the series vs NZ Development side: Inns- 2 | Runs- 48 | Avg- 24 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 13
  • She was rewarded for her good performance in that series with an international debut, last month

Player to Avoid

Shunelle Sawh (WI), Batter- RHB

  • She failed to get going in both the games vs NZ Development side, scoring 22 runs at an average of 11
  • She struggled to get going in both the warm-up games, registering scores of 2(8) & 19(37)
  • She didn’t had the best of times with the bat in the series vs USAU19s: Inns- 4 | Runs- 29 | Avg- 10

Base Team

WK: Antonia Hamilton

BAT: Georgia Plimmer, Trishan Holder, Izzy Sharp

AR: Anna Browning, Djenaba Joseph, Tash Wakelin, Ashmini Munisar

BOWL: Zaida James, Natasha Codyre, KD Jazz Mitchell

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