New Delhi: January 27 marks a mega face-off between India & New Zealand cricket teams. While the Men in Blue take on Kiwis in the 1st T20 in Ranchi today, Indian women team will vie with New Zealand counterpart in the first semi-final clash of Under-19 tournament in Senwes Park in Potchefstroom.

Shafali Verma & team are high on confidence , apparently on back of stupendous show against the Lankans and will now look to outwit the Kiwis in 1st semi-final.

IND VS NZ Under-19 Semi-final preview

In the ICC Women’s Under-19 World Cup, it will be the first semi-final encounter between Indian & Sri Lankan women’s team.

As the two team lock horns today, they are all geared up for a fierce encounter as both have progressed into semis, on back of impressive show in the tournament. India women Under-19 are topping the points table of Super Six while New Zealand Women Under-19 are at the 2nd spot on points table.

Indian women’s team have won 3 out of 4 matches played in the tournament so far. On the other hand, New Zealand Under-19 team have won both matches of the tournament.

Both teams will look to put their best foot forward and overpower each other in the marquee clash.

IND VS NZ Under-19 Semi-final preview: Venue & Where to watch

Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

Time: January 27, 1:30 PM IST (10:00 AM LOCAL)

Live Streaming: Fancode app

Pitch Report

Prima facie, Senwes Park looks to be a batter-friendly pitch and cricket fans can expect a thrilling match as teams are likely to post strong numbers on the scoreboard. Pacers are likely to have more impact than spinners.

Out of 5 games player here, the team batting 2nd has won three times. Hence, the toss winning team would surely be opting to chase rather than taking up batting.

IND VS NZ Under-19 semi-final: Suggested Playing XI

Batters – Georgia Plimmer, Shweta Sehrawat, Trisha Gongadi
Bowlers – Mannat Kashyap, Parshavi Chopra, Archana Devi, Natasha Codyre
All-rounders – Anna Browning, Tash Wakelin, Shafali Verma