The first semi-final of the Fairbreak Global Invitational T20 tournament will be played between Spirit and Falcons at Dubai International Cricket stadium on May 14.
Match Preview – Semi-Final 1: Spirit v Falcons Women
Spirit: Nicola Carey (c), Bismah Maroof, Chaya Mughal, Natthakan Chantam, Anuradha Doddaballapur, Fatuma Kibasu, Shizuka Miyaji, Sophie Ecclestone, Diviya GK, Betty Chan, Sophia Dunkley, Sarah Bryce, Nattaya Boochatham, Ayabonga Khaka, Yasmin Daswani
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 world number one bowler from England won the player of the match for Spirit in her last appearance against Tornadoes. The left arm spinner scalped 5-8 in 3.1 overs. She opened the bowling and controlled the new ball well.
The Australian all-rounder who is the skipper of Spirit made a match winning innings of 53 not out off just 26 balls against Tornadoes in her last outing. The southpaw smashed nine boundaries and a six during her blitzkrieg. She also bowled one over of right arm medium pace.
The star all-rounder from New Zealand who is the captain of Falcons top scored with an unbeaten 41 off 31 balls in her last outing against Tornadoes. She hit five boundaries coming in to bat at number four and played the anchor role for the team.
The left arm seamer from Sweden was the lone wicket-taker for Falcons in the last match against Tornadoes. She struck with 2-32 in four overs. She opened the bowling and bowled well with the new ball.
In the last match that was played here the team batting second had a tough time. The team batting first won the match. More than 250 runs were scored through the course of the game. 14 wickets fell in the last match. Fast bowlers were more successful than the spinners.
The weather is expected to be increasingly windy with plenty of sunshine. The average temperature will be around 32 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
Sarah Bryce, Chamari Athapaththu, Sophia Dunkley, Suzie Bates, Danielle Wyatt, Sophie Ecclestone, Nicola Carey, Gunjan Shukla, Ayabonga Khaka, Shizuka Miyaji, Kaia Arua
Date: May 14, 2022
Time: 5.30pm IST
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
Live streaming: Fan Code
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