The 12th match of the Fairbreak Global Invitational T20 tournament will be played between Sapphires and Falcons at Dubai International Cricket stadium on May 11.
Match Preview – Match 12: Sapphires v Falcons Women
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
Falcons: Suzie Bates (captain), Danni Wyatt, Britney Cooper, Marizanne Kapp, Mariko Hill, Theetha Satish, Sornnarin Tipooch, Kaia Arua, Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Chritina Gough, Gunjan Shukla, Marina Lamplough, Chamari Athapaththu, Anju Gurung, Jahanara Alam
Players to watch out for
The Australian all-rounder won the player of the match for her scintillating performance with both bat and ball. She scored 31 runs off 20 balls and picked up 5-22 in four overs, including a hat-trick for Sapphires in her last outing against Barmy Army.
The batting all-rounder from Kuwait made a useful contribution of 26 not out from 20 balls in her last match for Sapphires against Barmy Army. She batted well in the middle order and gave some hope to her team in the run chase.
The star Sri Lankan captain was the pick of the bowlers for Falcons in the last match against Spirit. The off spinner claimed 1-17 in four overs. With the bat, the southpaw scored 42 runs off 28 balls, opening the batting.
The wicket-keeper batter from UAE mustered 20 runs off 26 balls for Falcons in her last appearance against Spirit. She batted at number four and anchored the innings well.
290 runs were scored in the last match that was played here. The team batting first won the match. The wicket is expected to be batting friendly. However there could be something in it for the bowlers, especially the spinners. 15 wickets fell in the last match, out of which nine were scalped by the spinners.
Plenty of sun is expected today. The average temperature will be around 36 degrees Celsius. There will be no cloud cover and there is no chance of rain. The wind is expected to blow from the west.
Fantasy Playing XI
Babette de Leede, Theertha Satish, Chamari Athapaththu, Elyse Villani, Danielle Wyatt, Maryam Omar, Grace Harris, Sornnarin Tippoch, Shabnim Ismail, Natasha Farrant, Jahanara Alam
Date: May 11, 2022
Time: 5.30pm IST
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
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