The fifth match of the Namibia – Uganda – Zimbabwe tri-nation T20I series will be played between Zimbabwe and Namibia at Windhoek in Namibia on April 23.
Match preview: Zimbabwe v Namibia
Head to Head
Zimbabwe and Namibia have played six T20Is against each other. Zimbabwe have won five, while Namibia have won one.
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
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
Players to watch out for
This all-rounder from Zimbabwe won the player of the match in her last outing against Uganda. With the bat, she scored an unbeaten 43 off 28 balls and with the ball she picked up 2-16 in four overs.
The right handed middle order batter from Zimbabwe made a useful contribution of 36 from 38 balls in her last match against Uganda. She hit three boundaries and a six during her innings.
She is a right handed opening batter of Namibia who won the player of the match in her last outing against Uganda. She scored 36 runs off 34 balls, including four boundaries. She provided a solid base to Namibia batting first.
She is a right-arm seamer from Namibia, who was the pick of the bowlers in her last match against Uganda. She scalped 2-19 in four overs. She bowled disciplined lines and lengths to trouble the batters.
The last match that was played at this venue saw more than 225 runs being scored. Batting first was relatively easy than batting second. As the tournament is progressing, the wicket is getting slower making it difficult for the batters to play their shots. On the other hand, the spinners will enjoy bowling at this venue.
The weather is expected to be sunny. The average temperature will be around 16 degrees Celsius. There is almost no cloud cover and no chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east-southeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Modester Mupachikwa, Adri van der Merwe, Chipo Mugeri, Sharne Mayers, Jurriene Diergaardt, Josephine Nkomo, Precious Marange, Sune Wittmann, Francesca Chipare, Nomvelo Sibanda, Wilka Mwatile
Date: April 23, 2022
Time: 1pm IST
Venue: Windhoek, Namibia
Live Streaming: Cricket Namibia Facebook page.
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