Captain Grace Scrivens, one of three England players in the ICC Under-19 T20 World Cup squad | Cricket News
England captain Grace Scrivens is one of three players from her side named to the ICC Team of the Tournament after the inaugural T20 Women’s Under-19 World Cup.
Player of the Tournament Scrivens was the competition’s second-highest run scorer with 293 over seven innings, including three 5s and an individual best score of 93 from 56 balls against Ireland.
The 19-year-old also netted nine wickets as she led England to the final with six straight wins before losing to India in Sunday’s title match at Potchefstroom.
Scrivens is joined in the XI by Hannah Baker and fast bowler Ellie Anderson, who took 10 and eight wickets respectively for the tournament runners-up.
Baker’s 3-10 in the semi-final win over Australia helped England defend to a score of just 99, while Anderson was one of only two bowlers to claim five wickets after winning 5-12 against West Indies in the Super Six.
ICC Women’s Under-19 World Cup T20 squad
Grace Scrivens (England, captain), Shweta Sehrawat (India), Shafali Verma (India), Georgia Plimmer (New Zealand), Dewmi Vihanga (Sri Lanka), Shorna Akter (Bangladesh), Karabo Meso (South Africa, porter), Parshavi Chopra (India), Hannah Baker (England), Ellie Anderson (England), Maggie Clark (Australia)
Scrivens’ England side were sent off for just 68 in the final before India – led by senior team captain Shafali Verma – achieved their goal with six overs to spare to become the first Indian women’s side to win an ICC event.
Speaking afterwards, Scrivens said: “As a team we learned so much, the way we fought in the semi-finals was amazing.
“I think the fight shown by all of us was great and also being in South Africa, learning the conditions, playing overseas. It’s just going to give us more experience and improve our career and our future. “
“We are disgusted with how the final went. Our batter disappointed us enormously.
England women watch ahead of their World Cup campaign
The England women’s senior team are also in South Africa ahead of the T20 World Cup next month and traveled to Potchefstroom on Sunday to watch the U19 final.
Heather Knight’s side will be aiming to win the T20 World Cup for the first time since 2009, having lost to Australia in the 2012, 2014 and 2018 finals.
England begin their campaign against the West Indies on February 11 before further group matches against Ireland (13 February), India (18 February) and Pakistan (21 February).
The semi-finals take place on February 23 and 24 before the final on February 26.
Women’s T20 World Cup – full fixture list (every hour in UK and Ireland)
All matches live on Sky Sports
February 10 – South Africa vs Sri Lanka, Cape Town (5:00 p.m.)
February 11 – West Indies vs England, Paarl (1pm)
February 11th – Australia vs New Zealand, Paarl (5pm)
12 February – India vs Pakistan, Cape Town (1 p.m.)
12 February – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Cape Town (5:00 p.m.)
February 13 – Ireland v England, Paarl (11am)
February 13 – South Africa vs New Zealand, Paarl (5 p.m.)
February 14th – Australia vs Bangladesh, Gqeberha (5 p.m.)
February 15 – West Indies vs India, Cape Town (1 p.m.)
February 15 – Pakistan vs Ireland, Cape Town (5:00 p.m.)
February 16 – Sri Lanka v Australia, Gqeberha (1pm)
February 17 – New Zealand vs Bangladesh, Cape Town (1pm)
February 17 – West Indies vs Ireland, Cape Town (5 p.m.)
February 18 – England v India, Gqeberha (1pm)
February 18 – South Africa vs Australia, Gqeberha (5 p.m.)
February 19 – Pakistan v West Indies, Paarl (1pm)
February 19 – New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Paarl (5pm)
February 20 – Ireland v India, Gqeberha (1pm)
the 21st of February – England v Pakistan, Cape Town (1pm)
the 21st of February – South Africa vs Bangladesh, Cape Town (5:00 p.m.)
February 23 – First semi-final, Cape Town (1 p.m.)
February 24 – Second semi-final, Cape Town (1 p.m.)
February 26 – Final, Cape Town (1 p.m.)
The semi-finals and the final have reserve days