After 36 matches, there are four teams left in the inaugural Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup. Both semi-finals will be played on Friday 27 January india vs new zealand afternoon australia vs england In the evening. Here’s a look at what the four semifinalists – and their key players – have done so far.
India topped Group D after defeating South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Scotland. In the Super Six round, they were bowled out for 87 by Australia, but bounced back from that defeat with an impressive win over Sri Lanka, which saw them seal a place in the semi-finals.
Sehrawat has been quite the star for India with the bat. he has second most runs in the competition and remained unbeaten in three of her five innings – one of which came while batting at No. 6 opposite the starting position.
Kashyap missed India’s opening encounter but has taken wickets in three of his four matches since then. Kashyap and legspinner Parshvi Chopra are the only Indians to hit boundaries in the competition.
New Zealand won each of their Group C matches against Indonesia, Ireland and the West Indies comprehensively to finish top. In the Super Sixes, they survived a scare against Rwanda before crushing Pakistan. They finished second in Super Six Group 2 on the back of a lower net run rate than England.
Plimmer has made use of his international experience of 13 matches. He scored 120 runs – the second most for New Zealand – at a strike rate of 157.89. He scored an unbeaten 22-ball 41 opening the batting against the West Indies and scored a half-century on a drop against Pakistan.
Browning leads the batting charts for them. He took four wickets at an economy of 2.64 with his right-arm seam bowling. She was part of the New Zealand development team that toured India in December and took three wickets in the last game in Mumbai.
The inaugural Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup got off to an upset start as Australia lost to Bangladesh. Thereafter, Australia have been clinical enough to ensure that there are no more hiccups in the semi-final. He particularly showed his prowess in the match against India, but finished second in Super Six Group 1 with a better net run rate (2.210) than India’s (2.844).
Clarke made excellent use of his tall frame and picked up nine wickets second most So far in the tournament. She hit the deck hard and also managed to extract enough pace to keep the batsmen on their toes. He dismissed Sonia Mendhia and Richa Ghosh in the match against India and followed it up with a three-wicket haul against UAE.
Pele’s presence with the bat at the top has been solid. He has 130 runs in five matches including a half-century and has a strike rate of 130. He kept wicket in the first three matches before handing over the gloves to Paris Hall. If she gets going she is difficult to stop, as seen in Australia’s Under-19 Championship where she scored the second highest runs for New South Wales.
England have been clinical in this tournament. They started their campaign by dismissing Zimbabwe for 25, bowled Rwanda out for 45 and beat Pakistan in between. They have mastered their two Super Sixes outings by routing Ireland and the West Indies. As a result, they reached the semi-finals with a net run rate of 5.088, easily the best among all teams.
Scrivens has taken the tournament by storm, scoring a chart-topping 269 runs including three half-centuries at a strike rate of 137.94. In Liberty Heap, he has a dangerous opening partner – the pair have added over two hundred runs. Scrivens also holds the record for the highest individual score (93) in the tournament.
In Smell, England have a clever left-arm spinner who takes down opponents game after game. Having gained experience being part of the title-winning Oval Invincibles in the Hundred, Smale has returned eight wickets, the most for England. Seamer Ellie Anderson has to smell that heap for Scrivens. Anderson has seven wickets and is one of only two bowlers to take a five-wicket haul in the competition.