Women’s U19 T20 World Cup | South Africa Under 19 vs India Under 19

Women U19 WC Ind vs Sa

Match Preview

India’s campaign in the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 WC is all set to kick-start with them taking on South Africa in Game No. 3 on the opening day of the tournament, which will be played at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni

SAU19s lost both their warm-up fixtures, while INDU19s won 1 & lost 1. India will be heading as favorites in this fixture having emerged victorious by 4-0 in the 5-match series vs SA that got concluded last week

Top Performers H2H

Kayla Reyneke (SAU19), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

Inns- 4 | Runs- 72 | Avg- 24 | Wkts- 3 | Avg- 16

Seshnie Naidu (SAU19), Bowler- RALB

Inns- 4 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 10 | SR- 11

Archana Devi (INDU19), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

Inns- 2 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 8 | SR- 10

Soumya Tiwari (INDU19), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

Inns- 3 | Runs- 58 | Avg- 29 | Wkt- 1 | Avg- 1

Top Picks

Trisha Gongadi (INDU19), All-Rounder- RHB/RALB

  • She’ll bat at the No. 3 slot, and will also chip in with an over or 2 with her part-time leg-breaks
  • She was India’s highest run-getter in the previous warm-up fixture, scoring 44 runs
  • She was the 2nd highest run-getter in the series vs NZ Development side:
    – Inns- 4 | Runs- 115 | Avg- 29

Seshnie Naidu (SAU19), Bowler- RALB

  • Finished with the most wickets in the series vs INDU19s: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 10 | SR- 11
  • Has been phenomenal in the last 3 H2H games: 2.2-1-5-2, 4-0-29-2, 3.4-0-14-3
  • Was impressive in the warm-up fixture vs BANU19s, finishing with figures of 4-0-16-2

Kayla Reyneke (SAU19), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • She was the leading run-getter during the series vs INDU19s: Inns- 4 | Runs- 72 | Avg- 24
  • Was impressive with the ball as well, finishing with 3 wickets at an average of 16 during the series
  • Was brilliant in both the warm-up fixtures, registering figures of  2-0-5-2 & 3-0-9-1

Differential Picks

Mannat Kashyap (INDU19), Bowler- LAO

  • Considered the best spinner in the side, she finished with the most wickets for Punjab during the Senior T20 Trophy
  • Finished with figures of 3-0-24-2 in the warm-up game vs BANU19s
  • Finished with figures of 3-0-5-1 in her previous H2H outing

Shweta Sehrawat (INDU19), Batter- RHB

  • She was India’s highest run-getter during the bilateral series vs SA U19s with 71 runs, including a knock of 40 in the 1st game
  • She had been topping the run-charts series after series, throughout this season back home
  • She was the leading run-getter in the U19 T20 Challenger Trophy, as well as during the Quadrangular U19 T20 Series:
    – Inns- 4 | Runs- 163 | Avg- 41
    – Inns- 4 | Runs- 164 | Avg- 55

Hurley Gala (INDU19), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • She finished with 2 wickets at an average of 14 during the SAU19 bilateral series
  • She was the best pace bowler during the series vs NZ Development side: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 7 | SR- 9
  • She can also accumulate runs at a quick rate, and had impressive outings with the bat in the Quadrangular U19 T20 Series, as well as the U19 T20 Challenger Trophy

Karabo Meso (SAU19), Batter- RHB

  • She was her side’s highest run-getter in the last warm-up fixture vs AUSU19s, finishing with 24 runs
  • She was SAU19’s highest run-getter in the T20 Super League where they competed against the top SA cricketers: Inns- 3 | Runs- 63 | Avg- 32

Jemma Botha (SAU19), Bowler- OS

  • Registered figures of 4-0-15-1 & 2-0-16-1 in the previous 2 H2H outings
  • She’s also a very handy batter lower down the order

Safe Captaincy Pick

Shafali Verma (INDU19), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • Shafali will play a major role as an all-rounder throughout the WC
  • She was super impressive with the ball in the warm-up fixture vs AUSU19s: 4-1-8-3
  • She was back amongst the runs during the 2nd warm-up game, finishing unbeaten with 43* runs
  • She was India’s highest run-getter in her last international assignment, the series vs Australia: Inns- 5 | Runs- 140 | Avg- 28
  • With loads of international experience under her belt, she’ll certainly have the edge over the opposition

Differential Captaincy Pick

Soumya Tiwari (INDU19), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • She’ll slot in at the No. 4 slot, despite having opened throughout this season
  • Has resumed bowling, and did well in the warm-up games, picking up a wicket in both the games
  • Finished with the best batting average in the series vs SAU19s, having scored 58 runs at an average of 29
  • She had some impressive outings with the bat back home during the:
    – U19 T20 Trophy: Inns- 8 | Runs- 255 | Avg- 85, highest run-getter in this competition
    – U19 Quadrangular T20 Series: Inns- 3 | Runs- 102 | Avg- 51

Player to Avoid

Elandri Janse Van Rensburg (SAU19), Batter- RHB

  • She scored just 35 runs at an average of 8.75 across 4 outings vs INDU19s during the bilateral series
  • She could manage only 4 runs across the 2 warm-up fixtures

Base Team

WK: Karabo Meso

BAT: Soumya Tiwari, Trisha Gongadi, Shweta Sehrawat

AR: Shafali Verma, Hurley Gala, Kayla Reyneke

BOWL: Mannat Kashyap, , Seshnie Naidu, Archana Devi, Jemma Botha

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