Women’s World T20 2018: Day 10- Preview

Women’s World T20 2018: Day 10- Preview

The four semi-finalists have already been decided.

Stafanie Taylor
Stafanie Taylor. (Photo Source: ICC)

The last group matches in the 2018 Women’s World T20 in the West Indies are scheduled to be played tomorrow at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet in St Lucia. However, both the matches won’t have any significance as far as qualifying for the semi-finals are concerned. Hosts Windies and England have already made it through to the top two with one of their matches remaining.

Both toppers will lock horns tomorrow and can only hope to end atop the points table with another victory. More importantly, going into the semis without losing a match would keep them in a positive frame of mind ahead of the knockouts. South Africa and Bangladesh, who are languishing at the bottom of the table, have had dismal campaigns and would be keen to end their campaigns on a high.

Here’s the prelude of what’s on offer on Day 10 of World T20:

Match 19- Windies vs England

Windies Probable XI

Hayley Matthews and Deandra Dottin are the opening batswomen. Skipper Stefanie Taylor is set to come in at number three. All three can also wield their magic in the bowling department. Natasha McLean and Kycia Knight will bat at four and five followed by Britney Cooper. Shakera Selman and Shamilla Connell are the fast bowlers with Afy Fletcher being the specialist spinner.

Hayley Matthews, Deandra Dottin, Stefanie Taylor (C), Natasha McLean, Kycia Knight (wk), Britney Cooper, Chinelle Henry, Shemaine Campbelle, Afy Fletcher, Shakera Selman, Shamilla Connell

England Probable XI

Danielle Wyatt and Tammy Beaumont are expected to open the batting. The likes of Natalie Sciver and captain Heather Knight are slotted to bat at number three and four respectively. Amy Ellen Jones is the designated wicketkeeper. The bowling lineup is a formidable one on paper with the likes of Anya Shrubsole, Brown, Ecclestone, Smith and Gordon in their ranks.

Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Natalie Sciver, Heather Knight (C), Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Lauren Winfield, Anya Shrubsole, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Sophie Ecclestone, Linsey Smith, Kirstie Gordon

Match Timings: 1:30 IST (November 19); 16:00 local (November 18)

Match 20- South Africa vs Bangladesh

Lizelle Lee and Laura Woolvardt are the most likely opening batters. Marizanne Kapp and Dane van Niekerk will bat at number three and four. Both Kapp and van Niekerk are more than handy with the ball in hand. Mignon du Preez and Cloe Tyron will bat next. Faye Tunnicliffe will keep wickets. The pace attack is a strong one with Daniels, Klaas and Shabnim Ismail in their ranks.

South Africa Probable XI

Lizelle Lee, Laura Woolvardt, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk (C), Mignon du Preez, Chloe Tyron, Faye Tunnicliffe (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Yolani Fourie, Masabata Klaas, Moseline Daniels

Sanjida Islam and Ayasha Rahman are the opening batswomen with Fargana Hoque and Nigar Sultana to follow. Rumana Ahmed has to step up in all the departments as she is the fulcrum of their team with both bat and ball. Skipper Salma would want to lead the team from the front one last time. The bowling lineup has Khadija Tul Kubra, Ritu Moni and Fahima Khatun as well.

Bangladesh Probable XI

Sanjida Islam, Ayasha Rahman, Fargana Hoque, Nigar Sultana, Rumana Ahmed, Shamima Sultana (wk), Jahanara Alam, Salma Khatun (C), Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni, Khadija Tul Kubra

Match Timings: 5:30 IST (November 19); 20:00 local (November 18)

Broadcast Details

TV – Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD

Live Streaming – Hotstar

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