The eighth match of the Fairbreak Global Invitational T20 tournament will be played between Spirit and Sapphires at Dubai International Cricket stadium on May 8.
Match Preview – Match 8: Spirit v Sapphires Women
Spirit: Bismah Maroof (captain), Chaya Mughal, Natthakan Chantam, Anuradha Doddaballapur, Fatuma Kibasu, Shizuka Miyaji, Sophie Ecclestone, Diviya GK, Betty Chan, Sophia Dunkley, Nicola Carey, Sarah Bryce, Nattaya Boochatham, Ayabonga Khaka, Yasmin Daswani
Sapphires: Sana Mir (captain), Shabnim Ismail, Maryam Omar, Jade Allen, Grace Harris, Emma Lai, Elyse Villani, Shebani Bhaskar, Natasha Farrant, Kim Garth, Kary Chan, Geetika Kodali, Babette de Leede, Gaby Lewis, Christine Lovino
Players to watch out for
The right handed opening batter from Ireland top scored for Sapphires with an unbeaten 62 off 57 balls against Warriors in her last outing. She stitched a 133 run partnership with her partner Elyse Villani to help her team register a 10 wicket win.
The right handed opening batter from Australia muscled an undefeated 62 off 51 balls against the Warriors in her last appearance. The captain of Sapphires led the run chase from the front to help her team chase 130 in just 17.5 overs with 10 wickets to spare.
The left arm spinner from Japan was the pick of the bowlers for Spirit in her last game against Falcons. She scalped 4-18 in four overs. She bowled well in the middle overs and at the death overs.
The right handed batter from England starred with the bat for Spirit as she plundered 51 runs off 30 balls against Falcons in her last match. Batting at number three, she hit nine boundaries and shouldered the batting responsibility of the team.
More than 250 runs were scored in the last match that was played here. The wicket is expected to aid the batters as they will get full value for their shots. On the other hand, bowlers could have a tough time as there is not much in the wicket for them. Only five wickets fell in the last match that was played here.
The weather is expected to be very warm with plenty of sunshine. The average temperature will be around 38 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.
Fantasy Playing XI
Sarah Bryce, Sophia Dunkley, Gaby Lewis, Elyse Villani, Nicola Carey, Shizuka Miyaji, Grace Harris, Kim Garth, Sophie Ecclestone, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka
Date: May 8, 2022
Time: 5.30pm IST
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
Live streaming: Fan Code
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