For match no. 6 of the ongoing 2023 edition of the Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Emerging Asia Cup, the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia are set to lock horns at the Tin Kwong Road Recreation Ground, Hong Kong, on the 14th of June, 2023, at 11:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Both the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia faced a challenging start to their campaign, experiencing defeats against the ‘A’ sides of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, respectively.
United Arab Emirates – Chaya Mughal (C), Esha Oza (VC), Samaira Dharnidharka, Kavisha Egodage, Siya Gokhale, Vaishnave Mahesh, Indhuja Nandakumar, Avanee Patil, Judit Peter (WK), Rinitha Rajith, Theertha Satish (WK), Khushi Sharma, Sanchin Singh (WK), Archara Supriya
Malaysia – Mas Elysa (C), Ainna Hamizah Hashim (VC), Musfirah Nur Ainaa, Nik Nur Atiela, Christina Baret (WK), Aisya Eleesa, Mahirah Izzati Ismail, Wan Julia (WK), Aina Najwa (WK), Nur Arianna Natsya, Amalin Sorfina, Suabika Manivannan, Nur Dania Syuhada, Yusrina Yaakop
Players to watch out:
The 24-year-old batting all-rounder in 55 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) has scored 1308 runs and struck 40 wickets. Esha in the opener put on an overall display scoring 39 runs and producing bowling figures of 2/10.
The 17-year-old bowling all-rounder in 28 T20Is has struck 22 wickets at an economy rate of 4.74. Indhuja had a good start to her campaign registering bowling figures of 2/11.
The 23-year-old in 20 T20I outings with the bat has scored 150 runs, including the highest of 44*, and has struck 22 wickets in 20 innings. Mahirah in the opener recorded figures of 2/21 dismissing both the openers.
The 20-year-old pacer in 25 innings has struck 22 wickets at an economy rate of 4.59 and has got the best figures of 3/11. Aisya departed cheaply for 5, while with the ball produced figures of 2/20.
The center wicket at the venue heavily favors the pacers, making it a bowler-friendly pitch. However, batters with strong tactical skills and shot selection can still find ways to accumulate runs. The average score on this pitch is in the 110s, suggesting the challenge for batsmen.
With scattered thundershowers on the radar throughout the match duration, rain could once play spoilsport, potentially resulting in a washout. The temperature is expected to hover around 29°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 80%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Theertha Satish, Mas Elysa, Kavisha Egodage, Khushi Sharma, Ainna Hamizah, Esha Oza, Chaya Mughal, Mahirah Izzati, Aisya Eleesa, Indhuja Nandakumar, Nur Dania Syuhada
Date – June 14, 2023
Time – 11:00 AM
Venue – Tin Kwong Road Recreation Ground, Hong Kong
Broadcast – All games of the tournament will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.