The first match of the Fairbreak Global Invitational T20 tournament will be played between Falcons and Warriors on May 4 at Dubai International Stadium.
Falcons: Suzie Bates (captain), Danielle Wyatt, Britney Cooper, Marizanne Kapp, Mariko Hill, Theertha Satish, Sornnarin Tippoch, Kaia Arua, Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Christina Gough, Gunjan Shukla, Marina Lamplough, Chamari Athapaththu, Anju Gurung, Jahanara Alam
Warriors: Sindhu Sriharsha (captain), Hayley Matthews, Georgia Redmayne, Mignon du Preez, Kathryn Bryce, Shamilia Connell, Esha Oza, Mariana Martinez, Celeste Raack, Udeshika Prabodhani, Yasmeen Khan, Shameelah Mosweu, Shanzeen Shahzad, Bella Poon, Jennifer Alumbro
Players to watch out for
The captain of Falcons is one of the most prolific batters for New Zealand with over 8000 international runs. She is a right handed opening batter and can bowl right arm medium pace occasionally.
The South African all-rounder, who will be a part of the Falcons, has the reputation of playing in different leagues like the WBBL, the Hundred, etc. She is a prolific all-rounder, who has made some useful contributions with both bat and ball. In her career of 84 T20Is so far, she has smashed 1046 runs and picked up 66 wickets.
This star West Indian all-rounder, who will represent Warriors, has featured in 61 T20Is since 2014. This attacking right handed opening batter has muscled over a 1000 T20I runs, including a century and four half-centuries. With the ball, the right arm off spinner has 58 wickets to her name, including two four wicket hauls. Apart from her batting and bowling, she is an electric fielder.
Mignon du Preez:
This South African batter will form a part of Warriors. The right handed middle order batter has played more than 100 T20Is for the Proteas. She has mustered 1750 runs, including seven half-centuries at a strike rate of more than 100. She has also been a former captain of South Africa having led the side in 50 T20Is.
This venue has historically been a good batting wicket. The batters get value for their shots and the outfield is quick too. The bowlers will have to think out of the box to keep the batters at bay. Dew could come in the latter half of the innings.
The weather is expected to be clear with an average temperature ranging between 25 and 28 degrees Celsius. There will be no cloud cover and there is no chance of rain. The wind is expected to blow from the west-southwest in the evening and from the southwest in the night.
Fantasy Playing XI
Georgia Redmayne, Britney Cooper, Danielle Wyatt, Mignon du Preez, Suzie Bates, Chamari Athapaththu, Hayley Matthews, Marizanne Kapp, Mariana Martinez, Shamilia Connell, Udeshika Prabodhani
Date: May 4, 2022
Time: 9.30pm IST
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
Live streaming: Fan Code
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