Canada kicks off their campaign against Brazil in the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier. The match is scheduled to start at 2:30 AM IST on September 5 at the Woodley Cricket Field in Los Angeles. The tournament is crucial for both teams as the winner will progress to the main qualifying event, leading to a lot of anticipation and excitement.
This match is particularly crucial for Canada as they have lost both of their previous encounters against Brazil. However, they will look to turn the tables this time around and record a win.
Canada – Divya Saxena (c), Amarpal Kaur (vc), Habeeba Bader, Nicole Gallagher, Mannat Hundal, Krima Kapadia, Danielle McGahey, Rhea Misra, Achini Perera, Rabbjyot Rajput, Kainat Qazi, Vijayani Vithanage, Sana Zafar (wk), Saniyah Zia
Brazil – Roberta Moretti Avery (c), Lindsay Vilas Boas (vc), Laura Agatha, Marianne Artur, Laura Cardoso, Renata de Sousa, Mayara dos Santos (wk), Monnike Machado (wk), Evelyn Muller, Nicole Monteiro, Carolina Nascimento, Maria Ribeiro, Ana Sabino, Maria Silva
Players to watch for:
The 29-year-old previously represented Kenya but after donning the Canadian jersey she has been the top scorer for them with 180 runs from her 6 innings. She has led from the front in most cases and a top score of 70*(70) is the perfect testament to her batting caliber. Apart from this, her ability to bowl adds flexibility. With her pace bowling, she has picked 2 wickets as of now.
The Australia-born cricketer recently attracted attention when she became the first transgender player to be named in an international squad. A high score of 73(46) came against the same opposition but that match did not have an international status. Her power-hitting can prove vital for the Canadian team throughout.
Roberta Moretti Avery
The Brazilian veteran has played all the 31 matches her country has. She has pioneered the batting side with a well-made 555 runs with a high score of 77*(46) tells a lot about her hitting abilities. Against Chile, she picked an astonishing figure of 3/1 which is her best bowling figure. The speedster has taken 15 scalps.
With her right-arm pace bowling, she generally troubles the batters; an average of 10.08 is proof of the same. To date, she has picked 36 wickets from her 29 innings. For Brazil to continue their winning record against Canada, she will have to provide them with crucial breakthroughs.
The pitch at the Woodley Cricket Field is balanced as revealed by the average first innings score of 138 in the last few T20 matches. The pacers have taken 63% of the total wickets at this venue, hence they will be vital.
The weather forecast for the match is promising, with a 10% chance of precipitation. However, clouds are expected to hover throughout the day, making it a humid day with a low wind speed of 10 km/h. The temperature will be around 26 degrees Celsius.
Fantasy Playing X1
Danielle McGahey, Monnike Machado, Laura da Silva, Roberta Avery, Rhea Misra, Achini Perera, Divya Saxena, Laura Cardoso, Renata Sousa, Mannat Hundal, Nicole Monteiro
Date – September 5, 2023
Time – 2:30 AM IST
Venue – Woodley Cricket Field, Los Angeles
Broadcast – All games of the tournament will be live-streamed on ICC.TV and the FanCode app and website.
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