The fifth match of the 2022 ACC (Asian Cricket Council) Women’s T20 Championship will be played on June 18 between Singapore and UAE at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Malaysia.
Singapore and UAE have never played against each other. This will be the first T20I between the two teams.
Singapore: Shafina Mahesh (c) (wk), Chathurani Abeyratne, Ada Bhasin, Riyaa Bhasin, Diviya G K, Saumya Gurusinghe, Vinu Kumar, Vigineswari Pasupathy, Jocelyn Pooranakaran, Johanna Pooranakaran, Damini Ramesh, Ishita Shukla, Zay Hua Tan, Ananyapriya Venkata
UAE: Chaya Mughal (c), Samaira Dharnidharka, Kavisha Egodage, Siya Gokhale, Priyanjali Jain, Lavanya Keny, Suraksha Kotte, Vaishnave Mahesh, Indhuja Nandakumar, Esha Oza, Rithika Rajith, Theertha Satish, Khushi Sharma, Sanchin Singh
Players to watch
She is a right-handed opening batter from Singapore, who top scored with 10 runs off 22 balls, including one boundary in her last appearance against Malaysia. She was the only batter to score in double digits in that match.
The right arm medium pace bowler from Singapore was the pick of the bowlers in her last match against Malaysia. She scalped 39/2 in four overs. She opened the bowling with Diviya GK and struck in her very first over of the match.
The right arm medium pace bowler from UAE struck with 8/1 in four overs in her last outing against Oman. She opened the bowling with her captain Chaya Mughal and bowled well with the new ball.
This batting all-rounder from UAE picked up 2/1 in 0.4 overs against Oman in her last match, which was a rain abandoned game. Apart from bowling off spin, she is a solid right-handed opening batter.
The wicket looks good for batting. In the last completed match that was played here, the team batting first scored 171 runs. However, the cloudy conditions may assist the bowlers. A healthy contest between bat and ball is expected.
Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a thunderstorm are expected. The average temperature will be around 31 degrees Celsius. As per the forecast, there is 80 percent chance of rain and 74 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the west-southwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Theertha Satish, Johanna Pooranakaran, Vigineswari Pasupathy, Kavisha Egodage, Ada Bhasin, Samaira Dharnidharka, Diviya GK, Esha Oza, Indhuja Nandakumar, Vaishnave Mahesh, Chathurani Abeyratne
Date: June 18, 2022
Time: 8.30AM IST
Venue: Kinrara Academy Oval, Malaysia
Live streaming: Female Cricket YouTube channel
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