The 12th and final league game of the ongoing 02 edition of the Capricorn (Quadrangular) Women’s T20 Series will see hosts Namibia and Uganda lock horns at the United Cricket Ground, Windhoek, on the 1st of May, at 6:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The clash of the table toppers awaits us as hosts Namibia extend their unbeaten dominance to 5 straight wins and strengthen their hold on the top of the table with 10 points, while Uganda, with 4 points from a couple of wins in 5 games, follows next.
Namibia – Irene van Zyl (C), Naomi Benjamin, Jurriene Diergaardt, Dietlind Foerster, Merczerly Gorases (WK), Kayleen Green, Victoria Hamunyela, Yasmeen Khan (WK), Bianca Manuel, Mekelaye Mwatile, Wilka Mwatile, Adri van der Merwe, Edelle van Zyl, Sune Wittmann
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 28-year-old all-rounder, in 47 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), has scored 808 runs and struck 37 wickets. Sune has had quite a few starts in the series and a highest of 53 with the bat, while with the ball, has produced figures of 1/2, 0/17, 3/29, and 0/5.
The 22-year-old all-rounder, in T20Is, in 42 innings with the bat, has scored 488 runs and in 13 bowling innings, has struck 10 scalps. Jurriene’s poor patch with the bat continues, while with the ball, has registered figures of 0/2 and got to her career-best of 3/13 in her most recent outing.
The 27-year-old all-rounder, in 51 T20Is, has scored 650 runs and bagged 54 wickets. Janet, in the series, has had a few starts and a highest of 30, while with the ball, has produced figures of 1/20, 2/16, 0/27, 1/15, and 0/20.
The 23-year-old, in T20Is, in 29 innings with the bat, has scored 315 runs and has struck 24 wickets in as many outings. Stephani has been handy with the bat and has the highest of 28* in the series, while with the ball, has registered figures of 2/7, 4/17, and 0/17.
The 22 yards at the United Cricket Ground, Windhoek favor the bowlers, particularly the pacers, a tad over batters, resulting in a modest average total of 108 runs at the venue. Batters, when have spent enough time in the middle, can make the most of the pitch as the ball comes onto the bat nicely.
Despite a partly cloudy overhead and a low, 10% chance of precipitation, we are optimistic about having a complete game of cricket. The temperature is forecasted at around 26°C during the match hours, with light winds and a humidity level of 39%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Yasmeen Khan, Adri van der Merwe, Jurriene Diergaardt, Prosscovia Alako, Sune Wittmann, Kayleen Green, Stephani Nampiina, Victoria Hamunyela, Irene van Zyl, Wilka Mwatile, Irene Alumo
Date – May 1, 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.