After 36 matches, four teams remain in the inaugural Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup. Both semi-finals will be played on Friday, January 27, with India vs New Zealand in the afternoon followed by Australia vs England in the evening. Here’s a look at what the four semi-finalists – and their key players – have done so far.
Plimmer has put to use her 13-match international experience. She’s scored 120 runs – the second-most for New Zealand – at a strike rate of 157.89. She scored an unbeaten 22-ball 41 opening the batting against West Indies, and a half-century at one-drop against Pakistan.
Browning leads the batting charts for them. She also has chipped in with her right-arm seam bowling, picking up four wickets at an economy of 2.64. She was part of the New Zealand Development side that toured India in December and picked up a three-for in the last game in Mumbai.
Pelle has been a solid presence with the bat at the top. She has 130 runs in five outings including a half-century and has a strike rate of 130. She kept wicket in the first three games before handing the gloves over to Paris Hall. Tough to stop her if she gets going, as evidenced in Australia’s Under-19 Championships, where she scored the second-most runs for New South Wales.