Ladies’s U-19 World Cup – India, England, Australia and New Zealand’s highway to the semi-finals
After 36 matches, 4 groups stay within the inaugural Beneath-19 Ladies’s T20 World Cup. Each semi-finals might be performed on Friday, January 27, with India vs New Zealand within the afternoon adopted by Australia vs England within the night. This is a take a look at what the 4 semi-finalists – and their key gamers – have carried out up to now.
India topped Group D by beating South Africa, UAE and Scotland. Within the Tremendous Six spherical, they have been bowled out for 87 by Australia however bounced again from that loss with a thumping win over Sri Lanka, thereby assuring themselves of a semi-final spot.
Sehrawat has been fairly the star for India with the bat. She has the second-most runs within the competitors and has been unbeaten in three of her 5 innings – one among which got here whereas batting down at No. 6 versus the opening spot.
Kashyap missed out on India’s opening conflict however has picked up wickets in three of her 4 matches since. Kashyap and legspinner Parshavi Chopra are the one Indians with four-fors within the competitors.
New Zealand gained every of their Group C matches in opposition to Indonesia, Eire and West Indies comprehensively to complete on the prime. Within the Tremendous Sixes, they survived a scare in opposition to Rwanda earlier than crushing Pakistan. They completed at second spot within the Tremendous Six Group 2 by advantage of a decrease web run charge than England.
Plimmer has put to make use of her 13-match worldwide expertise. She’s scored 120 runs – the second-most for New Zealand – at a strike charge of 157.89. She scored an unbeaten 22-ball 41 opening the batting in opposition to West Indies, and a half-century at one-drop in opposition to Pakistan.
Browning leads the batting charts for them. She additionally has chipped in together with her right-arm seam bowling, choosing up 4 wickets at an economic system of two.64. She was a part of the New Zealand Improvement aspect that toured India in December and picked up a three-for within the final recreation in Mumbai.
The inaugural Beneath-19 Ladies’s T20 World Cup kicked off with an upset, as Australia went right down to Bangladesh. Thereafter, Australia have been scientific sufficient to make sure there have been no extra hiccups heading into the semi-final. They confirmed off their wares within the match in opposition to India particularly, however completed second in Tremendous Six Group 1 with India’s web run charge (2.844) being superior to theirs (2.210).
Clark has made glorious use of her tall body and has picked up 9 wickets, the second-most within the event up to now. She’s hit the deck laborious and in addition managed to extract sufficient motion to have the batters on their toes. She dismissed Sonia Mendhiya and Richa Ghosh within the match in opposition to India and adopted it with a three-wicket haul in opposition to UAE.
Pelle has been a strong presence with the bat on the prime. She has 130 runs in 5 outings together with a half-century and has a strike charge of 130. She stored wicket within the first three video games earlier than handing the gloves over to Paris Corridor. Robust to cease her if she will get going, as evidenced in Australia’s Beneath-19 Championships, the place she scored the second-most runs for New South Wales.
England have been scientific on this event. They opened their marketing campaign by bowling out Zimbabwe for 25, bowled out Rwanda for 45, and beat Pakistan within the interim. They bossed their two Tremendous Six outings by routing Eire and West Indies. Because of this, they march into the semi-final with a web run charge of 5.088, simply one of the best amongst all groups.
Scrivens has taken the event by storm, scoring a chart-topping 269 runs at a strike charge of 137.94 together with three half-centuries. In Liberty Heap, she has a harmful opening companion – the pair has added two hundred-run stands. Scrivens additionally holds the document for the best particular person rating (93) within the event.
In Smale, England have a wily left-arm spinner that outfoxes the opponents recreation after recreation. Having gained expertise by being a part of the title-winning Oval Invincibles on the Hundred, Smale has returned eight wickets, probably the most for England. Seamer Ellie Anderson is to Smale what Heap is to Scrivens. Anderson has seven wickets and is one among solely two bowlers to register a five-wicket haul within the competitors.
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