The inaugural edition of the Under 19 Women’s T20 World Cup is about to begin in two venues in South Africa starting on 14 January 2023. A total of 16 teams will take part with 4 in each group. The top three teams in each group enter the Super Six stage while qualifying teams from Group A will play against two of the qualifying teams from Group D and qualifying teams from Group B will feature against top teams from Group C. After the Super Six stage, top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals and final to be played on 29th January.
Here we look at the Groups and schedule:
Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, United States of America
Australia versus Bangladesh (Willmore Park, Benoni)- 14th January
Sri Lanka versus USA (Willmore Park B)- 14th January
Sri Lanka versus Bangladesh (Willmore Park B)- 16th January
Australia versus USA (Willmore Park B, Benoni)- 16th January
Australia versus Sri Lanka (Willmore Park, Benoni)- 18th January
Bangladesh versus USA (Willmore Park B, Benoni)- 18th January
Australia: Chole Ainsworth, Jade Allen, Charis Bekker, Paris Bowdler, Maggie Clark, Sianna Ginger, Lucy Hamilton, Ella Hayward, Milly Illingworth, Eleanor Larosa, Rhys McKenna, Claire Moore, Kate Pelle, Amy Smith, Ella Wilson.
Non-travelling reserves: Paris Hall, Samira Dimeglio, Sara Kennedy, Olivia Henry, Ananaya Sharma.
Sri Lanka: Vishmi Gunarathne (c), Dahami Sanethma, Umaya Rathnayake, Rashmi Nethranjali, Rashmika Sewwandi, Dewmi Vihanga Wijerathne, Manudi Nanayakkara, Sumudu Nisansala, Pamoda Shaini, Vidushika Perera, Dulanga Dissanayake, Rismi Sanjana, Nethmi Senarathna, Harini Perera, Vihara Sewwandi.
Bangladesh: Bangladesh: Disha Biswas (c), Shorna Akter, Rabeya, Marufa Akter, Dilara Akter, Misty Rany Shaha, Reya Akter Shika, Sumaiya Akter, Afia Humaira Anam Prottasha, Mst Unnoti Akter, Mst Dipa Khatun, Leky Chakma, Asrafi Yeasmin Arthy, Jannatul Maoua, Mst Eva.
USA: Geetika Kodali (c), Anika Kolan, Aditi Chudasama, Bhumika Bhadriraju, Disha Dhingra, Isani Vaghela, Jivana Aras, Laasya Mullapudi, Pooja Ganesh, Pooja Shah, Ritu Singh, Sai Tanmayi Eyyunni, Snigdha Paul, Suhani Thadani, Taranum Chopra.
Reserves: Chetnaa Prasad, Kasturi Vedantham, Lisa Ramjit, Mitali Patwardhan, Tya Gonsalves.
England, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zimbabwe
Pakistan versus Rwanda ( Senews Park, Potchefstroom)- 15th January
England versus Zimbabwe ( Senews Park, Potchefstroom)- 15th January
Zimbabwe versus Rwanda ( Senews Park, Potchefstroom)- 17th January
England versus Pakistan ( Senews Park, Potchefstroom)- 17th January
England versus Rwanda ( Abusa Puk Oval, Potchefstroom )- 19th January
Zimbabwe versus Pakistan ( Abusa Puk Oval, Potchefstroom)- 19th January
England: Ellie Anderson, Hannah Baker, Josie Groves, Liberty Heap, Niamh Holland, Ryana MacDonald-Gay, Emma Marlow, Charis Pavely, Davina Perrin, Lizzie Scott, Grace Scrivens, Sophia Smale, Seren Smale, Alexa Stonehouse, Maddie Ward
Non-travelling reserves: Emily Churms, Charlotte Lambert, Bethan Miles, Jemima Spence, Mary Taylor
Zimbabwe: Kelis Ndhlovu (c), Kelly Ndiraya, Kay Ndiraya, Adel Zimunu, Natasha Mtomba, Vimbai Mutungwindu, Danielle Meikle, Tawana Marumani, Michelle Mavunga, Olinder Chare, Kudzai Chigora, Betty Mangachena, Chipo Moyo, Faith Ndhlalambi, Rukudzo Mwakayeni
Pakistan: Syeda Aroob Shah (c), Aliza Khan, Anosha Nasir, Areesha Noor Bhatti, Eyman Fatima, Haleema Azeem Dar, Haniah Ahmer, Laiba Nasir, Mahnoor, Quratulain Ahsen, Rida Aslam, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Warda Yousaf, Zaibunnisa, Zamina Tahir Chughtai
Reserves: Aqsa Yousaf, Dina Razvi, Maham Anees, Muskan Abid, Tahzeeb Shah
Rwanda: Gisele Ishimwe (c), Merveille Uwase, Henriette Isimbi, Marie Josee Tumukunde, Geovanis Uwase, Shakila Niyomuhoza, Sylvia Usabyimana, Henriette T. Ishimwe, Divine Ishimwe Gihozo, Belise Murekatete, Cynthia Tuyizere, Cesarie Muragijimana, Rosine Irera, Zurafat M. Ishimwe, Synthia Uwera.
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Indonesia, Ireland, New Zealand, West Indies
West Indies versus Ireland ( Abusa Puk Oval, Potchefstroom)- 15th January
New Zealand versus Indonesia ( Abusa Puk Oval, Potchefstroom)- 15th January
New Zealand versus Ireland ( Senwes Park, Potchefstroom)- 17th January
West Indies versus Indonesia ( Abusa Park Oval, Potchefstroom)- 17th January
Ireland versus Indonesia ( Senwes Park, Potchefstroom)- 19th January
West Indies versus New Zealand ( Senwes Park, Potchefstroom)- 19th January
New Zealand: Izzy Sharp (c), Olivia Anderson, Anna Browning, Kate Chandler, Natasha Codyre, Izzy Gaze, Antonia Hamilton, Abby Hotton, Fran Jonas, Louisa Kotkamp, Kayley Knight, Paige Loggenberg, Emma McLeod, Georgia Plimmer, Natasha Wakelin
West Indies: Ashmini Munisar (c), Asabi Callendar, Jahzara Claxton, Naijanni Cumberbatch, Earnisha Fontaine, Jannillea Glasgow, Realanna Grimmond, Trishan Holder, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, K D Jazz Mitchell, Shalini Samaroo, Shunelle Sawh, Lena Scott, Abini St Jean
Ireland: Amy Hunter (c), Siúin Woods (VC), Zara Craig, Georgina Dempsey, Rebecca Gough, Abbi Harrison, Jennifer Jackson, Joanna Loughran, Niamh MacNulty, Aimee Maguire, Kia McCartney, Ellie McGee, Julie McNally, Freya Sargent, Annabel Squires
Non-travelling reserves: Aoife Fisher, Alice Walsh
Indonesia: Ni Luh Ketut Wesika Ratna Dewi (c), Thersiana Feibrene Catrina Penu Weo (vc), Ni Kadek Ariani, Yessny Yolanda Djahilepang, Sang Ayu Ketut Puspita Dewi, Lie Qiao, I Gusti Sandya Febri Pratiwi, Ni Kadek Devi Murtiari, Ni Putu Cantika, Ni Kadek Dwi Indriyani, Desi Wulandari, Ni Made Suarniasih, Gusti Ayu Made Ratna Ulansari, Dewa Ayu Sasrikayoni, Kadek Ayu Kurniartini.
India, Scotland, South Africa, UAE
UAE versus Scotland (Willmore Park B, Benoni)- 14th January
India versus South Africa (Willmore Park, Benoni)- 14th January
India versus UAE (Willmore Park, Benoni)- 16th January
South Africa versus Scotland (Willmore Park, Benoni)- 16th January
South Africa versus UAE (Willmore Park, Benoni)- 18th January
India versus Scotland (Willmore Park B, Benoni)- 18th January
India: Shafali Verma (c), Shweta Sehrawat (VC), Richa Ghosh (wk), G Trisha, Soumya Tiwari, Sonia Mehdiya, Hurley Gala, Hrishita Basu (wk), Sonam Yadav, Mannat Kashyap, Archana Devi, Parshavi Chopra, Titas Sadhu, Falak Naz, Shabnam
Standby players: Shikha, Najla CMC, Yashashree
South Africa: Elandri Janse Van Rensburg, Simone Lourens, Anica Swart, Karabo Meso, Madison Landsman (vc), Oluhle Siyo (c), Kayla Reyneke, Jenna Evans, Miane Smit, Ayanda Hlubi, Seshnie Naidu, Refilwe Moncho, Monalisa Legodi, Nthabiseng Nini, Jemma Botha
Scotland: Katherine Fraser (c), Ailsa Lister (VC)(wk), Molly Barbour-Smith, Olivia Bell, Darcey Carter, Maryam Faisal, Maisie Maceira, Orla Montgomery, Niamh Muir, Molly Paton, Niamh Robertson-Jack, Nayma Sheikh, Anne Sturgess, Emily Tucker, Emma Walsingham
UAE: Theertha Satish (c), Vaishnavi Mahesh, Samaira Dharnidharka, Lavanya Keny, Sanchin, Rinitha Rajith, Indhuja Nandakumar, Siya Gokhale, Mahika Gaur, Avanee Patil, Archara Supriya, Rishitha Rajith, Geethika Jyothis, Sanjana Ramesh, Ishitha Zehra.
The Super Six stage includes two groups. First group comprise of A1, A2, A3, D1, D2, D3 while Group 2 consist of B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3. All the Super Six stage matches will be contested on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th of January.
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