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

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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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