The 6th match of the 2019 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier between Scotland Women and Papua New Guinea Women (P.N.G.) will be hosted by the Lochlands in Arbroath.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (9:00 AM GMT) (2:30 PM IST).
The hosts Scotland Women kicked off their campaign with a comfortable win on the opening day of the tournament against United States of America (USA). The match was reduced to seven overs a side and they finished on 60/3. Skipper Kathryn Bryce top-scored with an unbeaten 29. She did well with the ball as well later on. Kathryn took two wickets to help the home team registered a 30-run win.
They will now be up against the Papua New Guinea (PNG) team on Sunday. The Scottish Women will be looking to make it two in two before they face Bangladesh in the big match on Tuesday. The PNG Women’s first match to be played against Bangladesh got abandoned. It will be now played on Monday in Dundee which is the reserve day for the first two rounds of this competition.
The forecast for Lochlands on Sunday shows clear weather without chances of rain. However, similar weather was expected on Saturday but the first match had to be played 9 overs per side. We could have another delayed start if the conditions are not perfect by the time.
The best conditions to bat in Arbroath will be during the morning on a fresh surface. The track gets slowed down at a brisk rate and chasing might not be that easy.
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Kathryn Bryce (C), Sarah Bryce, Becky Glen, Ruth Willis, Priyanaz Chatterji, Rachel Scholes, Lorna Jack, Katie McGill, Katherine Fraser, Abtaha Maqsood, Megan McColl/Hannah Rainey.
Bench – Abbi Aitken, Hannah Rainey/Megan McColl, Ellen Watson.
Papua New Guinea Women:
Sibona Jimmy, Naoani Vare, Brenda Tau (WK), Tanya Ruma, Veru Frank, Konio Oala, Kaia Arua (C), Ravina Oa, Isabel Toua, Mairi Tom, Natasha Ambo.
Bench: Vicky Araa, Gari Buruka, Narela Ila.
The Bryce sisters – Kathryn and Sarah are a must in the fantasy team and could even be made captain and vice-captain. The PNG captain Kaia Arua scored 165 runs and has claimed 21 wickets in this format.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Kathryn Bryce, Sarah Bryce, Sibona Jimmy
Vice-Captain Options – Kaia Arua, Brenda Tau, Priyanaz Chatterji
P.N.G’s Sibona Jimmy will be crucial as she opens with the bat and also bowls 3-4 overs. Young spinner Katherine Fraser has attracted applause over the globe for her bowling in short span.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Brenda Tau, Sarah Bryce
Batters – Ruth Willis, Lorna Jack, Tanya Ruma
All-Rounders – Sibona Jimmy (VC), Kathryn Bryce (C), Rachel Scholes
Bowlers – Katie McGill, Katherine Fraser, Mairi Tom
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Brenda Tau, Sarah Bryce (C)
Batters – Becky Glen, Lorna Jack, Tanya Ruma
All-Rounders – Sibona Jimmy, Kathryn Bryce (VC), Rachel Scholes
Bowlers – Katherine Fraser, Natasha Ambo, Ravina Oa
Papua New Guinea’s first match got washed out and the 2nd might have a delayed start. This meant the deadline on Dream11 might finish before the XIs are declared. In our Probable XIs, we have predicted PNG XI based on their records and warm-up match. That could be the most possible first XI of PNG.
Scotland Women are expected to make it two in two.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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