The world of women’s U19 cricket is growing, and we are seeing more publicity, activity, and opportunities for our young cricketers. One such example is India’s upcoming mini-tournament series in Mumbai.
New Zealand will participate in two of these tournaments, which should allow the U19 teams involved to prepare for the much-anticipated U19s T20 World Cup in January. We examine the information that is currently available about these tournaments in India.
The inaugural Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup is being prepared.
We hope that the women’s T20 World Cup will be featured on sites like Neon Vegas and given a chance to shine. Imagine betting on your favorite women’s teams at sportsbooks and then watching the T20 action live.
With the inaugural women’s U19 T20 World Cup in January, this could become a reality. The tournament will be held in South Africa, with matches taking place from January 14 to January 19. We can expect some spectacular matches as well as the opportunity to see emerging international talent in the world of women’s cricket.
Sixteen teams, including India, New Zealand, the West Indies, and Sri Lanka, will compete in these mini tournaments hosted by India in November and December. Twelve teams qualified directly, while Indonesia, Scotland, Rwanda, and the UAE all qualified through separate qualifying tournaments.
Most teams are doing everything they can to prepare for this historic tournament. Who wouldn’t want to win the inaugural U19s T20 World Cup? This will put many young ladies in the spotlight, potentially launching their careers and propelling them to new heights. India, in particular, wants to do well, which is why it is hosting the tri-series and quadrangular-series tournaments prior to the World Cup.
Mumbai will host two pre-World Cup tournaments.
It is clear that India is pushing their cricket and wants to establish themselves as a top contender in both men’s and women’s cricket. Cricket is by far the most popular sport in India, and it stands to reason that with such a large population, there are multiple teams of various ages and competitions.
We believe that the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) is holding these two U19 tournaments to raise awareness of women’s cricket, but more importantly, to provide the ladies with international experience and preparation ahead of the T20 World Cup in January.
Teams that are entering
India A Women’s U-19 Team
India U-19 Women’s Team B
New Zealand U-19 West Indies Team U-19 Team
India has the depth and breadth of players to field two teams, which is why there are two tri-series tournaments back-to-back.
The West Indies and New Zealand are the other competitors, and both have strong U19 teams that should produce some exciting matches. Both of these teams qualified for the T20 World Cup on their own.
Information that is currently available
The two tri-series tournaments will be held between November 27 and December 6. In total, New Zealand will play five matches against the Indian women’s U19 teams. The dates are currently set for November 27 and 29, as well as December 1, 4, and 6.
The BCCI has arranged for the games to be played at DY Patil Stadium and BKC Stadium, as agreed upon with the MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association). With a capacity of 55,000, the DY Patil Stadium should be a grand venue for these matches. It has hosted many sporting events, including the FIFA U17 World Cup.