Women’s U19 T20 World Cup | United Arab Emirates U19 vs Bangladesh U19

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UAE-WU19 vs BA-WU19

Match Preview

Bangladesh U19s take on UAE U19s on the last day of the Super Six stage of the tournament. The game will be played out at the North West University Ground in Potchefstroom. Bangladesh has played a fearless brand of cricket throughout the tournament, but are likely to miss out on a semi final berth on NRR. For UAE, it’ll be about repeating more of the same that they displayed in their previous game, where they challenged Australia in both the departments

Top Picks

Theertha Satish (UAE), Batter- LHB

  • The UAE skipper tore apart the Aussie bowling, taking on them in the PP
  • She was the highest scorer in that game with 58 runs
  • She was the 3rd highest run-getter in T20Is last year:
    Inns- 26 | Runs- 658 | Avg- 35

Afia Prottasha (BAN), Batter- RHB

  • She has scored 105 runs at an average of 26.25 in the tournament
  • Her knock of 53 in the game against SL U19s, is the highest score by a BAN U19 player in the tournament
  • Her ability to take on the opposition attack from ball 1 makes her one of the most fearsome batters in this tournament

Mahika Gaur (UAE), All-Rounder- RHB/LAM

  • She is UAE’s 2nd highest run-getter in the tournament with 62 runs
  • She has already featured in as many as 19 T20Is
  • Her career-best figures of 4-0-21-3 came during last year’s Asia Cup vs SL

Disha Biswas (BAN), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • She is Bangladesh’s 2nd highest wicket-taker so far:
    Inns- 4 | Wkts- 5 | Avg- 20 | SR- 15
  • Her good showing in the tournament has led to get getting a call-up in the senior side for the upcoming T20I WC
  • Her figures of 4-1-13-2 vs USA U19s are the 2nd best bowling figures by a BAN U19 player

Differential Picks

Dipa Khatun (BAN), Bowler- OS

  • With UAE struggling against off-spin, Dipa is likely to play a major role with the ball in this game
  • She’s yet to pick a wicket in tournament but has been very tidy in every game
  • She picked 3 wickets across the 2 warm-up games

Vaishnave Mahesh (UAE), All-Rounder- RHB/RALB

  • She was brilliant in the previous game, finishing with figures of 4-0-22-1
  • She is UAE’s joint highest wicket-taker with 5 wickets at an average of 20.6
  • She’s already picked 30 T20Is wickets and is just 2 wickets short of being UAE’s all-time highest wicket-taker in T20Is

Rabeya Khan (BAN), Bowler- RALB

  • She has picked 4 wickets at an average of 16.25 so far in the tournament
  • In the previous game she registered the best bowling figures by a BAN U19 bowler in the tournament: 4-1-18-3
  • She’s already featured in 3 T20Is, and has picked 5 wickets at an average of 7.2

Samaira Dharnidharka (UAE), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • She picked a wicket in the previous game and was the 2nd highest scorer in the UAE batting innings
  • She’s picked 4 wickets at a SR of 18 so far in the tournament
  • She has picked 19 wickets at an average of 16.68 in T20Is

Safe Captaincy Pick

Shorna Akter (BAN), All-Rounder- RHB/RALB

  • She’s Bangladesh’s highest run-getter with 115 runs at an average of 57.5
  • She’s yet to pick a wicket in the tournament, but with UAE struggling against leg spin she’s likely to open her wickets tally in this game
  • She scored 78* in the warm-up game vs India U19s
  • All her batting outings in the tournament including the warm-ups show how consistent she’s been:
    20*, 78*, 23*, 50*, 22, 20

Differential Captaincy Pick

Marufa Akter (BAN), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • She’s Bangladesh’s highest wicket-taker so far:
    Inns- 4 | Wkts- 6 | Avg- 13 | SR- 16
  • She’s the only BAN U19 bowler to have not gone wicketless in any of the games
  • She’s already played 2 T20Is and has accounted for 3 wickets at an average of 21.33
  • Just like in the ongoing tournament, she’s all set to lead the Bangladesh pace attack in the upcoming T20 WC

Player to Avoid

Sumaiya Akter (BAN), Batter- RHB

  • With her slotting in at the No. 5 spot, she isn’t likely to play much of a role with the bat in this fixture
  • She’s scored just 34 runs across the last 3 games

Base Team

WK: Theertha Satish, Dilara Akter

BAT: Lavanya Kenny, Afia Prottasha,

AR: Shorna Akter, Rabeya Khan, Mahika Gaur, Disha Biswas, Vaishnave Mahesh

BOWL: Marufa Akter, Dipa Khatun

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