The third match of the Capricorn tri-nation T20I series will be played between Zimbabwe and Uganda at Windhoek in Namibia on April 21.
Match preview: Zimbabwe vs Uganda
Head to Head
Zimbabwe and Uganda have played four T20Is against each other. Zimbabwe have won all their matches.
Zimbabwe: Mary-Anne Musonda (c), Francisca Chipare, Nyasha Gwanzura, Sharne Mayers, Precious Marange, Mitchell Mavunga, Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano, Pellagia Mujaji, Modester Mupachikwa, Anesu Mushangwe, Kelis Ndlovu, Ashley Ndiraya, Josephine Nkomo, Loryn Phiri, Nomvelo Sibanda
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 left-handed opening batter of Zimbabwe top-scored with a brilliant 80 off 59 balls against Namibia in the tri-nation T20I series opener. The southpaw smashed 10 boundaries and two sixes to help her team post a respectable score of 3-130 in 20 overs.
This right arm speedster from Zimbabwe was the pick of the bowlers as she scalped 2-10 in four overs. She was not only the most successful bowler but also the most economical bowler for Zimbabwe against Namibia. She has lethal yorkers in her armoury.
This right arm speedster from Uganda was the pick of the bowlers in her last match against Namibia. She opened the bowling and scalped 3-18 in four overs, including one maiden. She picked up all the three wickets in the same over. She bowled well with the new ball inside the powerplay.
This right-handed opening batter and wicket-keeper top scored with 23 runs off 43 balls for Uganda against Namibia in the last match. She provided a steady start however she kept losing partners at regular intervals.
The last match that was played at this venue turned out to be a low-scoring affair. Less than 200 runs were scored in the match. Fast bowlers enjoyed bowling at the venue. Batters will have to spend time in the middle to get runs.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny and pleasant. The average temperature will be around 27 degrees Celsius in the afternoon and it will cool as evening sets in. There will be a cloud cover of 27 percent in the afternoon and two percent in the evening with no chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south-east in the afternoon and from the east in the evening.
Fantasy Playing XI
Kevin Awino, Modester Mupachikwa, Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano, Mary-Anne Musonda, Rita Musamali, Sarah Akiteng, Janet Mbabazi, Precious Marange, Evelyn Anyipo, Michelle Mavunga, Nomvelo Sibanda
Date: April 21, 2022
Time: 6pm IST
Venue: Windhoek, Namibia
Live Streaming: Cricket Namibia Facebook page.
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