For match no. 4 of the ongoing 02 edition of the Capricorn (Quadrangular) Women’s T20 Series, the national women’s teams of the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong are set to lock horns at the United Cricket Ground, Windhoek, on the 26th of April, at 6:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
While the United Arab Emirates got the series underway with a thumping win against Uganda, Hong Kong suffered a disappointing 60-run defeat to Namibia.
United Arab Emirates – Chaya Mughal (C), Esha Oza (VC), Kavisha Egodage, Geethika Jyothis, Lavanya Keny, Vaishnave Mahesh, Indhuja Nandakumar, Avanee Patil, Rinitha Rajith, Rishitha Rajith, Theertha Satish (WK), Khushi Sharma, Sanchin Singh (WK), Archara Supriya
Hong Kong – Kary Chan (C), Maryam Bibi, Betty Chan, Hiu Ying Cheung (WK), Yasmin Daswani (WK), Mariko Hill, Elysa Hubbard, Marina Lamplough, Natasha Miles, Iqra Sahar, Shanzeen Shahzad (WK), Alison Siu, Yee Shan To, Ruchitha Venkatesh
Players to watch out:
The 19-year-old keeper-batter in 35 T20I innings has scored 884 runs with the highest of 68. Theertha post a successful FairBreak Invitational season where she scored 172 runs in 5 innings, has struggled to get going but has got the series underway with a fine 39.
The 16-year-old all-rounder in 11 innings with the bat has got to 101 runs and with the ball, in 7 innings, has struck 10 wickets with a best of 4/3. Lavanya hasn’t been used with the ball of late, and with the bat, got the Capricorn series underway with a 17*.
The 28-year-old keeper-batter in 27 T20Is has scored 313 runs at an average of 15.65 and has got the highest of 34*. Yasmin has managed starts consistently and now has got to look to convert them.
The 26-year-old all-rounder has scored 99 runs in 17 innings and has bagged 13 wickets in 25 innings. Ruchita plays the series on the back of 02 FairBreak Invitational outings wherein she produced figures of 0/15, 2/21, and 0/13.
With an average score in the 90s, the 22 yards at the United Cricket Ground, Windhoek makes up a well-balanced pitch that offers a fair contest between bat and ball, however, the bowlers surely have an edge. While batters enjoy the hardness of the pitch, bowlers dictate the result of the game, especially the pacers.
It will be a very pleasant day to be at the United Cricket Ground, Windhoek for cricket as the temperature is expected to hover around the late 20s with partly cloudy skies and a humidity level of 48%. With no chance of rain, we are in for a complete game of cricket.
Fantasy playing XI:
Theertha Satish, Kavisha Egodage, Natasha Miles, Yasmin Daswani, Lavanya Keny, Chaya Mughal, Mariko Hill, Esha Oza, Kary Chan, Vaishnave Mahesh, Betty Chan
Date – April 26, 2023
Time – 6:00 PM IST
Venue – United Cricket Ground, Windhoek
Broadcast – All games of the series will be telecasted on NTV and One Africa TV. A live stream will also be available on the FanCode app and website