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ICC U-19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023 - Cricket Match Predictions: All matches, 15th Jan

ICC U-19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023
ICC U-19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023

Here are the Cricket Match Predictions for the ICC U-19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023 which will be played in South Africa.

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West Indies Women U19 vs Ireland Women U19

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The West Indies will target wins against Indonesia and Ireland to ensure they progress from the group stage, while hoping to be more competitive against New Zealand than in two losses to them in November.

But after only tasting victory once in their past 10 T20s - with recent losses also coming against Sri Lanka, India and the USA - any success beyond the group stage could be considered a bonus.

Right-hand batter Djenaba Joseph has risen rapidly from making a senior debut for Trinidad and Tobago in June 2022 to being called into the senior West Indies squad just six months later. Joseph played four T20Is in the recent senior series against England, initially appearing in the middle order but having more success batting at first drop.

Qualifying automatically as Full Members, Ireland’s U19s have focussed on in-house preparation ahead of the campaign, and thus there is an air of the unknown as to how they stack up against their group rivals.

Already with 24 senior international appearances under her belt, and a world record holder, 17-year-old Amy Hunter is one of the faces of the inaugural tournament. Leading her side at the historic event, Hunter is the youngest-ever centurion in the history of international cricket, breaking Mithali Raj’s record in a 2021 ODI against Zimbabwe.

Joining Hunter as a senior international in the squad is Georgina Dempsey, with the 18-year-old all-rounder boasting nine international appearances in each of the white-ball formats. There are wraps on 18-year-old Joanna Loughran who is a consistent performer in Leinster Cricket.


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

Cricket Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - West Indies

Who will win? – West Indies

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Naijanni Cumberbatch (West Indies), Amy Hunter (Ireland)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ashmini Munisar (West Indies), Niamh MacNulty (Ireland)

Most Sixes – Naijanni Cumberbatch (West Indies), Amy Hunter (Ireland)

Player of the Match –  Naijanni Cumberbatch

Team Scores Batting first – West Indies 100+, Ireland 80+

 Match Handicap West Indies


Pakistan Women U19 vs Rwanda Women U19

There is something hugely symbolic about Rwanda’s Under-19 women becoming the country’s first ever representatives at a global cricket event.

Rwanda’s versatility with the ball is their strength, and Gisele will likely have six or seven other bowlers at her disposal to change things up. Gisele’s namesake Henriette Ishimwe is one of three other squad members with senior experience, alongside seamer Belise Murekatete and opening batter Merveille Uwase. Cesarie Muragajimana, Marie Tumukunde and Rosine Uwera will back the frontline bowlers with their work in the middle overs.

Few players have the senior international experience of seam-bowling all-rounder Gisele Ishimwe, and the skipper is the perfect player to lead an emerging force in African cricket. No other player at the tournament can boast a T20I century, with Ishimwe posting 114* against Eswatini at the 2021 Africa Qualifier for the T20 World Cup.

Pakistan’s captain Aroob Shah has the standout pedigree in the squad and will take a leading role with the ball. The right-arm leg spinner turned 19 on New Year’s Eve and will bring a relative wealth of experience to the tournament.

Shah is one of a number of spinners selected in a squad that will test opponents’ ability against the turning ball.

Progression out of Group B will be the minimum aim for the traveling party, with the Super Six stage likely to be a major test if they reach the second face of the tournament.


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.

Cricket Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Pakistan 

Who will win? – Pakistan

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Eyman Fatima (Pakistan), Belyse Murekatete (Rwanda)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Syeda Aroob Shah (Pakistan), Belyse Murekatete (Rwanda)

Most Sixes – Eyman Fatima (Pakistan), Belyse Murekatete (Rwanda)

Player of the Match –  Eyman Fatima

Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 120+, Rwanda 50+

 Match Handicap Pakistan


England Women U19 vs Zimbabwe Women U19

England have a squad brimming with talent at their disposal and at the same time, with players having experienced the big stage.

With the experience of already having played on the big stage, left-arm orthodox spinner Sophia Smale will be a key part of the England team at the inaugural ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup. Apart from Smale, the squad has Ryana MacDonald-Gay, Hannah Baker and Grace Scrivens, all of whom were a part of The Hundred this year.

Pitted against Pakistan, Rwanda and Zimbabwe in Group C of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup, England on paper are not only favourites to go through to the Super 6 stage of the tournament but should dream to go even further.

Zimbabwe have left no stone unturned in preparation for the tournament. They recently travelled to India in December and took part in a quadrangular series featuring local teams and emerged victorious with six wins out of eight.

Zimbabwe will pin high hopes on their captain Kelis Ndhlovu to deliver with both bat and ball and lead them by example at the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. Alongside captain Ndhlovu, a lot will be expected of Michelle Mavunga, the second senior capped player in the squad.

Zimbabwe are placed along with England, Pakistan and Rwanda in Group B of the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup. Given the tournament format allows three teams to qualify for the Super Six stage, Zimbabwe will be aiming to do so.


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

Cricket Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - England

Who will win? – England

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Liberty Heap (England), Natasha Mtomba (Zimbabwe)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sophia Smale (England), Olinda Chare (Zimbabwe)

Most Sixes – Liberty Heap (England), Natasha Mtomba (Zimbabwe)

Player of the Match –  Liberty Heap

Team Scores Batting first – England 130+, Zimbabwe 80+

 Match Handicap England


New Zealand Women U19 vs Indonesia Women U19

New Zealand’s squad is primed with players who have made a solid impression in both international and domestic cricket. A slow left-arm orthodox by trade, Fran Jonas has already made her mark on the international scene. The 18-year-old is ranked 15th in the ICC Women’s T20I Bowlers’ Rankings.

Apart from Jonas, Georgia Plimmer and Isabella Gaze are players who are a part of the U19 Women’s T20 World Cup squad and have already received their senior caps. Between the three of them, they have 49 international caps and their experience could prove to be vital during the tournament.

New Zealand are placed in Group C alongside Indonesia, Ireland and West Indies and are strong contenders to not only finish on top but also go deep into the latter stages of the tournament.

This is the first-ever ICC World Cup that Indonesia have reached at any level, so there are very few expectations on the inexperienced side heading into the inaugural event.

Indonesia will have their hands full first up against a talent-laden New Zealand side, while their task of reaching the Super Six phase of the event does not get any easier with the West Indies the second opponent for Wesikaratna Dewi's chargers.

The best chance of Indonesia registering a victory may come in their final group match against Ireland. Kadek Ayu Kurniartini was the hero for Indonesia during the East Asia Pacific Qualifier tournament in July last year and much will be expected of the talented all-rounder in South Africa.


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

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.

Cricket Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - New Zealand

Who will win? – New Zealand

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Anna Browning (New Zealand), Wesikaratna Dewi (Indonesia)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Natasha Codyre (New Zealand), Ni Suarniasih (Indonesia)

Most Sixes – Anna Browning (New Zealand), Wesikaratna Dewi (Indonesia)

Player of the Match –  Anna Browning

Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 120+, Indonesia 80+

 Match Handicap New Zealand


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