The 13th match of the Fairbreak Global Invitational T20 tournament will be played between Tornadoes and Spirit at Dubai International Cricket stadium on May 11.
Match Preview – Match 13: Tornadoes v Spirit Women
Tornadoes: Stafanie Taylor (captain), Sophie Devine, Sterre Kalis, Andrea-Mae Zepeda, Katy Martin, Chanida Sutthiruang, Marry-Anne Musonda, Sune Luus, Sita Rana Magar, Aliya Riaz, Divya Saxena, Winifred Duraisingam, Natasha Miles, Maryam Bibi, Diana Baig
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
Players to watch out for
The right handed opening batter from Thailand, who plays for Spirit, won the player of the match for her 72 runs off 57 balls against Warriors in the last match. She hit nine boundaries and a six in the process and set the foundation for the team.
The left arm spinner from England was the pick of the bowlers for Spirit as she scalped 2-8 in three overs in her last outing against Warriors. She was the most economical bowler in the team too.
The captain of West Indies, who also leads Tornadoes top scored with an unbeaten 78 off 54 balls in her last appearance against Barmy Army. Coming in at number four, she hit eight boundaries and three sixes in her innings and stitched a 145-run partnership with Sune Luus for the third wicket.
The star all-rounder from South Africa struck 66 not out off 58 balls for Tornadoes in her last game against Barmy Army. The right handed batter came in to bat in the very first over of the match and was there till the end of the innings.
In the last night match that was played here, 290 runs were scored. 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.
The weather is expected to be clear and warm. The average temperature will be around 26 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, Natthakan Chantham, Sterre Kalis, Nicola Carey, Stafanie Taylor, Sune Luus, Sophie Devine, Sophie Ecclestone, Ayabonga Khaka, Sita Rana Magar
Date: May 11, 2022
Time: 9.30pm IST
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
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