Women’s U19 T20 World Cup | New Zealand U19 vs Pakistan U19

Women u19 t20 world cup

Match Preview

In the Group 2 fixture of the Super Six stage, New Zealand U19s will be taking on Pakistan U19s at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. NZ has been dominant throughout the tournament, barring the last game where their batting was tested a fair bit, while PAK is coming into this fixture having pulled off a convincing win over Ireland yesterday. These 2 sides played each other earlier during the warm-up games, where NZ emerged victorious by 7 wickets

Top Picks

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

  • She’s been terrific with the ball so far:
    – Inns- 3 | Wkts- 5 | Avg- 8 | SR- 11
  • She was the 2nd highest run-getter during the U19 National Championship earlier this season:
    – Inns- 7 | Runs- 308 | Avg- 51 | Wkts- 5

Syeda Aroob Shah (PAK), All-Rounder- RHB/RALB

  • She’s already made her international debut and is the only player in the PAKU19 squad to do so
  • She top-scored for her side in the previous game with 35 runs
  • She was impressive in the warm-up game vs NZ, registering figures of 2.2-0-11-1
  • She was the leading wicket-taker during the PCB U19 T20 Tournament:
    – Inns- 5 | Wkts- 9 | Avg- 2 | SR- 11

Natasha Codyre (NZ), Bowler- RAM

  • She’ll be back in the XI having been rested for the previous 2 games
  • She was the POTM in the previous game that she played, with figures of 3-0-6-3
  • She picked 2 wickets during the warm-up game vs this very opposition

Anosha Nasir (PAK), Bowler- LAO

  • She is Pakistan’s leading wicket-taker: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 11 | SR- 14
  • She finished with the best bowling figures in the previous game: 4-0-17-2
  • She was the 2nd highest wicket-taker during the PCB T20 Tournament held last month:
    – Inns- 4 | Wkts- 5 | Avg- 18 | SR- 18

Differential Picks

Kate Chandler (NZ), All-Rounder- RHB/RALB

  • She’s been phenomenal in both the games she’s played so far, with figures of 4-2-8-3 and 4-0-21-2
  • She made her List A debut at the age of 14 and picked a 5-fer in the same season
  • She was the star of the show with the ball in last season’s final of NZ’s premier List A competition, registering figures of 8-0-30-3

Emma McLeod (NZ), Batter- RHB

  • In NZ’s previous game, she batted for the 1st time in the tournament and ended up bagging the POTM award
  • She was the only batter to have got going in that game, with her scoring 59 runs out of NZ’s total of 99/6
  • She was the leading run-getter during the U19 National Championship:
    – Inns- 7 | Runs- 322 | Avg- 64

Rida Aslam (PAK), Bowler- LALB

  • She finished with figures of 4-0-26-2 in the previous game
  • She was the 3rd highest wicket-taker during the PCB U19 T20 Tournament:
    – Inns- 5 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 8 | SR- 12
  • She finished with figures of 3-0-21-1 in the warm-up game vs NZ

Mahnoor Aftab (PAK), Bowler- OS

  • She’s been impressive in both the games she’s played in this tournament
  • Her bowling figures in these 2 games are: 3-0-21-1 & 4-0-16-0

Safe Captaincy Pick

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

  • She’s NZ’s highest run-getter so far: Inns- 3 | Runs- 95 | Avg- 95
  • She’s also been brilliant with the ball: Inns- 3 | Wkts- 3 | Avg- 11 | SR- 20
  • She top-scored with 67 runs in the only warm-up game she batted in
  • 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

Eyman Fatima (PAK), Batter- RHB

  • She is Pakistan’s leading run-getter so far: Inns- 4 | Runs- 159 | Avg- 80
  • She was super impressive in both the warm-up fixtures, having scored 58* & 45
  • She was the 2nd highest run-getter during the PCB U19 T20 Tournament:
    – Inns- 5 | Runs- 171 | Avg- 86

Player to Avoid

Areesha Noor (PAK), Bowler- RAM

  • She went wicketless in the warm-up game vs NZ, going for 19 runs off her 2 overs
  • The NZ batters haven’t had any difficulties against seam bowling so far in the tournament

Base Team

WK: Izzy Gaze

BAT: Georgia Plimmer, Eyman Fatima, Emma McLeod

AR: Anna Browning, Tash Wakelin, Kate Chandler, Syeda Aroob Shah

BOWL: Natasha Codyre, Anosha Nasir, Rida Aslam

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