Australia and ICC events go hand in hand and the Australia U19 team is no different. However, half of the squad already gained experience in the WBBL and domestic one-day competitions as well and they can expect to do well in the group including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the USA. Victoria all-rounder Ella Hayward made headlines in the domestic scene since making her elite debut in 2020, and so far played 30 WBBL matches for the Melbourne Renegades, having claimed 16 wickets in the competition. They will face stronger sides in the knockout stages and the games are likely to be thrilling ones as well.
On the other hand, Bangladesh will play against two strong opponents in Australia and Sri Lanka in their group as well. A 5-0 series victory over Malaysia will boost their confidence, but it came at home where the conditions are different from South Africa. The team, however, did well in the warm-up matches and could give a surprise or two as well. Moreover, captain Disha Biswas, a medium-pace all-rounder, is one of the four players in the squad who have been with the senior team as well alongside Biswas, Rabeya, Marufa Akter and Dilara Akter. And, their experience will help the team also.
ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: Australia Women U19 vs Bangladesh Women U19, Match 1 – Match Details, When And Where To Watch, Live Streaming
Date and Time: January 14, 2023, 01:30 pm IST
Venue: Willowmoore Park, Benoni
Live Streaming: Fans can watch the live coverage of each of the 41 matches in the inaugural tournament in the following countries – India (FanCode), Pakistan (PTV and ARY ZAP), Bangladesh (Rabbithole), UK (Sky Sports), Sub-Saharan Africa (Supersport), West Indies (ESPN Caribbean), Boland Park, Paarl (Venue Guide), USA (Willow TV and ESPN+), MENA (Etisalat and Starzplay), Malaysia (Astro), New Zealand (Sky Sport), Australia (Fox Sports)
However, Star Sports remain the ICC’s global broadcast partner and they have licensed rights to international broadcasters for select matches as well.
ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: Australia Women U19 vs Bangladesh Women U19, Match 1 – Pitch Report and Weather Forecast
The pitch will have a good pace and bounce which can create hurdles for the batters early on. Spinners might play a crucial role and batting will be easier as the game progresses as well. However, a clear sky is expected too.
ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: Australia Women U19 vs Bangladesh Women U19, Match 1 – Probable Playing XIs
Australia: Kate Pelle, P Hall(C), Sianna Ginger, Lucy Hamilton, Eleanor Larosa, Milly Illingworth, Ella Wilson, Charis Bekker, Sara Kennedy, Rhys McKenna, Amy Smith
Bangladesh: Unnoti Akter, Afia Humaira Anam-Prottasha, Reya Akter Shika(C), Rany Saha, Suborna Kormakar, Shorna Akter, Leky Chakma, Rabaya Khatun, Dilara Akter, Disha Biswas, Marufa Akter
ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: Australia Women U19 vs Bangladesh Women U19, Match 1 – Squads
Australia: Chloe 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, Sara Kennedy
Non-travelling reserves: Paris Hall, Samira Dimeglio, Sara Kennedy, Olivia Henry, Ananaya Sharma
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
Stand-by: Suborna Kormakar, Nishita Akter Nishi, Mst Rabaya Khatun, Juairiya Ferdous
ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: Australia Women U19 vs Bangladesh Women U19, Match 1 – Dream11 Prediction
Dilara Akter, Lucy Hamilton, Ella Hayward, Sumaiya Akter, Chloe Ainsworth, Jade Allen, Amy Smith, Disha Biswas, Marufa Akter, Rabeya, Shorna Akter