The 02 edition of the Capricorn (Quadrangular) Women’s T20 Series has come down to its final match, which will be played between hosts Namibia and Uganda at the United Cricket Ground in Windhoek on the 2nd of May, 2023, at 6:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The final league stage game was played between the same two sides and Uganda with a win put an end to Namibia’s 5-match win streak. While Namibia made it to the Finals on the back of 5 wins (10 points), Uganda with 3 wins and as many losses booked their Finals berth.
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 24-year-old in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), in 55 innings with the bat has scored 885 runs and has struck 9 scalps in 8 bowling innings. Yasmeen has had a couple of starts in the series with scores of 16 and 18 and all of Namibia will be hoping Yasmeen has a good day where she converts her start.
The 20-year-old in 32 T20I innings has struck 37 wickets with a best of 4/8. Victoria has had a very consistent and impactful series so far, having registered impressive bowling figures of 2/14, 1/15, 2/11, and 1/17.
The 20-year-old, in 28 T20I innings with the bat has got to 491 runs with the highest being 116 and as a part-timer, in 4 T20I bowling innings has struck a couple of wickets. Alako didn’t have a good start to the series, but against the United Arab Emirates, registered a smashing 85, only recently.
The 20-year-old, in 33 T20I innings with the ball, has struck 32 wickets with a best of 4/3. Sarah has been one of the best talents on show in the ongoing series and consistently has produced good bowling figures of 0/21, 0/9, 0/25, 2/25, 0/17, and 1/18.
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:
Yasmeen Khan, Adri van der Merwe, Prosscovia Alako, Stephani Nampiina, Kayleen Green, Sune Wittmann, Concy Aweko, Wilka Mwatile, Irene Alumo, Irene van Zyl, Victoria Hamunyela
Date – May 2, 2023
Time – 6:00 PM IST
Venue – United Cricket Ground, Windhoek
Broadcast – The Capricorn women’s T20 series Final will be telecasted on NTV and One Africa TV. A live stream will also be available on the FanCode app and website.