The ninth match of the 2022 ACC (Asian Cricket Council) Women’s T20 Championship will be played on June 19 between Bahrain and Hong Kong at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Malaysia.
Bahrain and Hong Kong have never played against each other. This will be the first T20I between them.
Bahrain: Deepika Rasangika (c), Tharanga Gajanayake (vc), Vilcita Barboza, Deepika Bhaskara, Gayani Fernando, Rasika Hathadurage (wk), Poorvaja Jagdeesha, Prajna Jagdeesha, Sachini Jayasinghe, Shashikala Prakash, Rasika Rodrigo, Pavithra Shetty, Ishara Suhun, Abeera Waris
Hong Kong: Kary Chan (c), Yasmin Daswani (vc, wk), Maryam Bibi, Betty Chan, Hiu Ying Cheung (wk), Mariko Hill, Elysa Hubbard, Emma Lai, Natasha Miles, Bella Poon, Iqra Sahar, Shanzeen Shahzad (wk), Alison Siu, Ruchitha Venkatesh
Players to watch
She is a right-handed batter and a right arm medium pace bowler from Bahrain, who made her international debut in 2022. She has played five T20Is, out of which she has batted in two and bowled in three. She will look to make the most of every opportunity presented to her in this tournament.
The vice- captain of Bahrain is a left-handed batter and a right arm medium pace bowler. She has muscled 221 runs in five T20Is, including a couple of half-centuries and the best score of 94 not out. With the ball, she has scalped five wickets in as many innings.
The right arm off spinner from Hong Kong scalped 18/2 in four overs against Bhutan in her last match. She opened the bowling with Iqra Sahar and bowled well with the new ball.
She made useful contributions with both bat and ball in her last outing against Bhutan. The Hong Kong all-rounder scored 40 runs off 36 balls and picked up 15/2 in four overs.
The last match that was played here saw less than 200 runs being scored. Batting did not look easy. The cloudy conditions may assist the bowlers.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy with occasional rain and thunderstorm in the afternoon. The average temperature will be around 31 degrees Celsius. As per the forecast, there is 63 percent chance of rain and 77 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the west-northwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Yasmin Daswani, Emma Lai, Ishara Suhun, Natasha Miles, Poorvaja Jagdeesha, Mariko Hill, Tharanga Gajanayake, Rasangika Herath, Betty Chan, Maryam Bibi, Kary Chan
Date: June 19, 2022
Time: 8.30AM IST
Venue: Kinrara Academy Oval, Malaysia
Live streaming: Female Cricket YouTube channel
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