Match no. 5 of the ongoing 02 edition of the Capricorn (Quadrangular) Women’s T20 Series will see Hong Kong play Uganda at the United Cricket Ground, Windhoek, on the 27th of April, at 1:15 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Uganda has only played one game in the series so far, and with a defeat, they are seeded 4th at the bottom of the points table. Meanwhile, Hong Kong, who’s played a couple of games, with a win and a loss is placed one seed higher at number 3.
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
Uganda – Concy Aweko (C), Janet Mbabazi (VC), Sarah Akiteng, Prosscovia Alako, Irene Alumo, Evelyn Anyipo, Kevin Awino (WK), Esther Iloku (WK), Phiona Kulume, Patricia Malemikia, Rita Musamali, Immaculate Nakisuuyi, Stephani Nampiina, Gloria Obukor
Players to watch out:
The 24-year-old in 14 Twenty20 International (T20I) innings has bagged 7 wickets with the best of 1/9. Coming on the back of learnings from the 02 FairBreak Invitational, Siu scored 8* in the opener of the series and with the ball, delivered figures of 1/18.
The 19-year-old in 18 T20Is has struck as many wickets with the best of 4/8. Maryam in domestic cricket has got a few starts with the bat, but has struggled on the international scene, and with the ball, has been good. In the series opener, while Bibi scored 8* with the bat, she produced figures of 3/27 with the ball.
The 31-year-old in T20Is, in 49 innings with the ball has struck 68 wickets with the best of 4/6, and in only 21 innings with the bat has scored 88 runs. Concy, in her previous few outings, with the ball has registered figures of 2/11, 2/8, 2/15, 3/13, and 1/22.
The 24-year-old in 23 T20I innings with the bat has scored 384 runs at an average of 18.28 and has got the highest of 116 against her name. Alako in 3 out of her 5 previous innings has managed starts and now has got to look to covert them into valuable innings.
The 22 yards at the United Cricket Ground, Windhoek slightly favor the bowlers, particularly the pacers, resulting in the venue having an average modest total of 96. Batters, when have spent enough time in the middle, then can make the most of the pitch as the ball comes onto the bat nicely.
A partly cloudy overhead with very little chance of rain means we are in for a complete game of cricket. The temperature is expected to be in the 20s, and the humidity is forecasted to be at 44%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Kevin Awino, Prosscovia Alako, Janet Mbabazi, Mariko Hill, Stephani Nampiina, Maryam Bibi, Concy Aweko, Alison Siu, Evelyn Anyipo, Iqra Sahar, Irene Alumo
Date – April 27, 2023
Time – 1:15 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.