The second match of the Namibia – Uganda – Zimbabwe tri-nation T20I series will be played between Namibia and Uganda at Windhoek in Namibia on April 21.
Match preview: Namibia v Zimbabwe
Head to Head
Namibia and Uganda have played two T20Is against each other. Namibia have won both their matches.
Namibia: Irene van Zyl (c), Jurriene Diergaardt, Dietlind Foerster, Kayleen Green, Mezerly Gorases, Victoria Hamunyela, Yasmeen Khan (wk), Mekelaye Mwatile, Wilka Mwatile, Sylvia Shihepo, Namusha Shiomwenyo, Adri van der Merwe, Edelle van Zyl, Sune Wittmann
Uganda: Concy Aweko (c), Janet Mbabazi (vc), Sarah Akiteng, Evelyn Anyipo, Kevin Awino, Leona Babirye, Naome Bagenda, Susan Kakai, Phiona Kulume, Patricia Malemikia, Jimia Mohammed, Rita Musamali, Rita Nyagendo, Shakirah Sadick
Players to watch out for
This Namibian all-rounder had a good start to the tri-nation T20I series. With the ball, the right arm seamer picked up 1-19 in three overs and with the bat, the opening batter scored 10 runs off six balls. She also accounted for one run out.
She won the player of the match for her match winning batting performance. The right handed opening batter mustered 62 not out off 60 balls, including two boundaries and three sixes. She led the run chase from the front and helped Namibia register their first ever win against Zimbabwe in a women’s T20I.
She is a right handed batter from Uganda who has featured in 25 T20Is since 2018. She has scored 441 runs, including one T20I century and one T20I half century. She has the best score of 103 not out and a career strike rate of close to 90. She can also roll her arm over to bowl right arm medium pace. She has six wickets in 14 innings to her name.
This right handed batter from Uganda has played 18 T20Is since 2018. She has registered 82 runs in 14 innings and with the ball she has claimed eight wickets in nine innings, including the best of 3-24.
More than 250 runs were scored in the last match that was played at this venue. It seems to be a batting friendly wicket. However if the bowlers bowl disciplined lines and lengths, they can yield rich dividends.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny and pleasant. The average temperature will be around 22 degrees Celsius. There will be a cloud cover of 45 percent with no chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north-east.
Fantasy Playing XI
Kayleen Green, Jurriene Diergaardt, Adri van der Merwe, Sylvia Shihepo, Rita Musamali, Sune Wittmann, Irene van Zyl, Janet Mbabazi, Wilka Mwatile, Consylate Aweko, Patricia Malemikia
Date: April 21, 2022
Time: 1pm IST
Venue: Windhoek, Namibia
Live Streaming: Cricket Namibia Facebook page.
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