For the 3rd place playoff, in the ongoing 02 edition of the Capricorn (Quadrangular) Women’s T20 Series, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates are all set to lock horns at the United Cricket Ground, Windhoek, on the 2nd of May, 2023 at 1:15 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
In the league games, both the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong finish with 4 points each of their respective 2 wins off 6 games. In the series, the two teams have registered a win each against the other and a decider awaits us.
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
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
Players to watch out:
The 23-year-old all-rounder in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), in 11 innings with the bat, has got to 100 runs, and of 5 bowling inning, has a wicket to her name. Marina got to her career-best of 33* in her most recent outing.
The 27-year-old all-rounder in 39 T20Is has scored 755 runs and has bagged 25 wickets. Mariko had one big outing this series, a 76 against the United Arab Emirates, and a few starts, while with the ball, in her previous 3 outings, produced figures of 0/14, 2/19, and 1/33.
The 19-year-old in 40 T20Is has scored 1065 runs and has got the highest score of 93. After missing out on scoring big runs during the Victoria series, Theertha got back among runs in the ongoing series with scores of 39, 30, and 35 and in her most recent outing got to her career-best of 93.
The 24-year-old, in T20Is, in 53 innings has scored 1308 runs and in 40 bowling innings has struck as many wickets. Esha now has got a couple of good knocks in the series (36 and 38) and adding to her consistent form with the ball are her most recent bowling figures of 3/19.
The United Cricket Ground, Windhoek presents a well-balanced center wicket that has been favorable to both batters and bowlers. The par score at the venue is only around 110, and the characteristics of the pitch are such that spinners play a crucial role in any team’s success.
With partly cloudy skies and zero chance of rain, we are in for a complete day of playoff action at the United Cricket Ground, Windhoek. The temperature is expected to hover around the mid-20s (°C), with light winds and a humidity level of 40%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Theertha Satish, Yasmin Daswani, Khushi Sharma, Kavisha Egodage, Vaishnave Mahesh, Esha Oza, Chaya Mughal, Mariko Hill, Betty Chan, Maryam Bibi, Ruchitha Venkatesh
Date – May 2, 2023
Time – 1:15 PM IST
Venue – United Cricket Ground, Windhoek
Broadcast – The 3rd place playoff, followed by the Final, will be telecasted on NTV and One Africa TV. A live stream will also be available on the FanCode app and website.