The ninth match of the Capricorn Women’s Tri-Series 2022 will be played between Namibia and Uganda at Windhoek in Namibia on April 25.
Match preview: Namibia v Uganda
Head to Head
Namibia and Uganda have played four T20Is against each other. Namibia have won all the 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 right handed batter from Namibia is the leading run getter for her team in the ongoing tri-nation series. She is the second highest overall with 135 runs in five matches, including one half century.
She is the joint leading wicket taker in the tournament with 10 wickets in four innings, including the best of 4-12. The Namibian averages 7.8 and has an economy rate of under six runs per over. She has bagged a couple of four wicket hauls in this series.
This right arm off spinner from Uganda has 10 wickets in five innings which is the joint highest in the tournament. She bowls at an economy rate of under five runs per over and averages 8.6. Her best bowling figures in this series so far are 3-10.
She is a right handed middle order batter of Uganda who top scored in her last match against Zimbabwe. She can control the innings well as she has a sound batting technique. Apart from her batting she can roll her arm over to bowl right arm gentle medium pace. She has picked up a six wicket haul in this tournament.
The last match saw close to 250 runs being scored. Batting seemed to be easy in the first innings however in the second innings the batters had a tough time. On the other hand, the bowlers will find some purchase from the wicket as the venue has undergone a lot of wear and tear through the course of this tournament.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny and pleasant in the afternoon and clear in the evening. The average temperature will drop from 26 degrees Celsius in the afternoon to 17 degrees Celsius in the evening. There will be 38 percent cloud cover in the afternoon and three percent cloud cover in the evening. There is no chance of rain either. The wind will blow from the east-southeast in the afternoon and south-southeast in the evening.
Fantasy Playing XI
Kayleen Green, Jurriene Diergaardt, Sylvia Shihepo, Naome Bagenda, Janet Mbabazi, Sune Wittmann, Irene van Zyl, Phiona Kulume, Concy Aweko, Patricia Malemikia, Wilka Mwatile
Date: April 25, 2022
Time: 6pm IST
Venue: Windhoek, Namibia
Live Streaming: Cricket Namibia Facebook page
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