The inaugural edition of the much-awaited Women’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be played from September 1 to September 5 in the West Indies with three teams, namely, Barbados Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, and Trinbago Knight Riders locking horns against each other. All the matches will be played at the Warner Park in Basseterre and will start at 12.30AM IST.
The first match of the Women’s CPL, a franchise-based T20 tournament in the West Indies, will be played between Barbados Royals and Trinbago Knight Riders on September 1 at the Warner Park in Basseterre. The match will start at 12.30AM IST.
These two teams last played against each other on August 28 in the finals of the 6ixty in which Barbados Royals got the better of Trinbago Knight Riders by 15 runs.
Barbados Royals: Hayley Matthews (captain), Shakera Selman (vice-captain), Fatima Sana, Chloe Tryon, Snigdha Paul, Reneice Boyce, Mandy Rangru, Britney Cooper, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shanika Bruce, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Japhina Joseph, Chinelle Henry
Trinbago Knight Riders: Deandra Dottin (captain), Anisa Mohammed (vice-captain), Hayley Jensen, Sune Luus, Geetika Kodali, Lee Ann Kirby, Kyshona Knight, Kycia Knight, Natasha McLean, Sheneta Grimmond, Caneisha Isaac, Jannillea Glasgow, Steffie Soogrim, Shawnisha Hector
Players to watch
The South African all-rounder was the leading run getter in the recently concluded 6ixty with 114 runs in five matches, including the best of 63. The right-handed middle order batter averaged 29 and has a blistering strike rate of 163. Apart from her batting, she is more than a handy left arm spinner.
The captain of Barbados Royals is a talented all-rounder, who is a right-handed opening batter and a right arm off spinner. In the recently completed 6ixty, she claimed three wickets in five matches and scored 63 runs, including the best of 25 not out. She is one of the few cricketers, who can open the batting and bowling for her team.
The right-handed opening batter of Trinbago Knight Riders was the most successful batter for her team in the recently concluded 6ixty. She muscled 75 runs in three matches, including the best of 46. She is a destructive batter and can rattle any bowling attack. In addition to her batting, she can roll her arm over to bowl right arm medium pace.
This all-rounder from South Africa was the most successful bowler in the recently completed 6ixty. The right arm leg spinner picked up five wickets in as many matches, including the best of 6/2. She is also a steady right-handed middle order batter, who scored 57 runs in four matches, including the best of 25 in the said tournament.
The venue has hosted 16 women’s T20Is so far with the last one being played in 2012, out of which the teams batting first have won 10 and the teams batting second have won six. The highest score achieved here is 175 with the lowest being 65. Last week, seven matches of the Women’s 6ixty were played at the same venue. Therefore, the pitch is expected to have undergone a fair bit of wear and tear. The wicket could be on the slower side making it slightly difficult for batting.
The weather is expected to be sunny. The maximum temperature attained during the course of the day will be 32 degrees Celsius. There will be seven percent cloud cover and just two percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Kycia Knight, Reniece Boyce, Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Deandra Dottin, Hayley Jensen, Afy Fletcher, Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman
Date: September 1, 2022
Time: 12.30AM IST
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre
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