The third match of the four-match T20I bilateral series between Hong Kong and UAE will be played at Malek Ground in Ajman, UAE, on April 29. UAE lead the four-match T20I series 2-0.
Match preview: Hong Kong v UAE
Head to Head
Hong Kong and UAE have played four T20Is against each other and UAE have won all the matches.
Hong Kong: Natasha Miles, Hiu Ying Cheung, Kary Chan (captain), Maryam Bibi, Betty Chan, Tammy Chu, Yasmin Daswani, Mariko Hill, Emma Lai, Heiley Lui, Iqra Sahar, Shanzeen Shahzad, Mei Wai Siu, Ruchitha Venkatesh
UAE: Theertha Satish, Priyanjali Jain, Chaya Mughal (captain), Kavisha Egodage, Esha Oza, Samaira Dharnidharka, Mahika Gaur, Siya Gokhale, Lavanya Keny, Suraksha Kotte, Vaishnave Mahesh, Indhuja Nandakumar, Chamani Seneviratna, Khushi Sharma
Players to watch out for
The captain of Hong Kong top scored with 39 runs off 45 balls, including one boundary, in the last match. She fought hard in the run chase but failed to take her team home. With the ball, the left-arm spinner opened the bowling and picked up 1-19 in four overs.
The right-arm quick was the pick of the bowlers for Hong Kong as she scalped 3-14 in two overs in the last match. With the bat, the opening batter scored a run a ball eight.
The right-handed opening batter of UAE starred with the bat as she muscled 53 runs off 51 balls to help her side post a respectable score on board. She smashed six boundaries during her entertaining knock.
The captain of the UAE who opened the bowling was the most economical bowler. The right-arm seamer scalped 2-10 in four overs picking up both the wickets in the same over.
The venue looks good for batting. In the last match, both the teams went past 100 runs in their respective innings. The fast bowlers have enjoyed bowling on this wicket. A good contest between bat and ball is expected.
The weather is expected to be partly cloudy and warm. The average temperature will be around 29 degrees Celsius. There will be 96 percent cloud cover and just one percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south-southeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Theertha Satish, Esha Oza, Kavisha Egodage, Marina Lamplough, Chamani Seneviratna, Chaya Mughal, Kary Chan, Mariko Hill, Betty Chan, Vaishnave Mahesh, Khushi Sharma
Date: April 29, 2022
Time: 8.30pm IST
Venue: Malek Ground, Ajman, UAE
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