The third place play off of the Fairbreak Global Invitational T20 tournament will be played between Barmy Army and Spirit at Dubai International Cricket stadium on May 15.
Match Preview – Barmy Army v Spirit Women
Barmy Army: Heather Knight (captain), Selina Solman, Laura Wolvaardt, Tara Norris, Deandra Dottin, Henriette Ishimwe, Kavisha Kumari, Shemaine Campbell, Iqra Sahar, Fatima Sana, Rumana Ahmed, Laura Cardoso, Roberta Moretti Avery, Rubina Chhetri, Ruchitha Venkatesh
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
Players to watch out for
The all-rounder from Bangladesh won the player of the match for Barmy Army in her last outing against Tornadoes. The right handed batter scored 35 not out off 15 balls and with the ball scalped 3-23 in four overs, bowling leg spin.
The captain of England who also leads Barmy Army scored a brisk 31 off 25 balls. She will be the key to the team’s batting. Apart from her batting, she is more than a handy off spinner and can keep wickets if required.
The right handed batter from England top scored for Spirit in her last game against Falcons. She top scored with 45 runs off 30 balls, including four boundaries and a six, batting at number three.
The Australian all-rounder who is the skipper of Spirit was the pick of the bowlers against Falcons in her last appearance. The right arm seamer claimed 2-30 in four overs. She is a steady middle order batter too.
In the last match that was played here, more than 280 runs were scored. It was a nail biting thriller as the match went all the way down to the last over. Team batting second won the match. 12 wickets fell in the last match. Fast bowlers picked up more wickets than the spinners.
The weather is expected to be warm with plenty of sunshine and breeze. 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 north-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Heather Knight, Sophia Dunkley, Natthakan Chantam, Laura Wolvaardt, Henriette Ishimwe, Sophie Ecclestone, Nicola Carey, Fatima Sana, Ayabonga Khaka, Rumana Ahmed, Chaya Mughal
Date: May 15, 2022
Time: 5.30pm IST
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
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