For match number seven of the ongoing Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament Uganda lock horns with hosts Rwanda at the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre, Rwanda. Proceedings will begin at 04:45 PM (IST) Indian Standard Time.
Uganda – Concy Aweko (c), Prosscovia Alako, Irene Alumo, Lona Anyait, Evelyn Anyipo, Malisa Ariokot, Kevin Awino (wk), Mohammed Jimia, Phiona Kulume, Patricia Malemikia, Janet Mbabazi, Rita Musamali, Immaculate Nakisuuyi, Stephani Nampiina.
Rwanda – Marie Bimenyimana (c), Sifa Ingabire, Alice Ikuzwe, Rosine Irera, Gisele Ishimwe, Henriette Ishimwe, Immaculee Muhawenimana, Belise Murekatete, Josiane Nyirankundineza, Clarisse Uwase, Geovanis Uwase (wk), Merveille Uwase (wk), Sarah Uwera (wk), Margueritte Vumiliya.
Players to watch out:
Wicketkeeping specialist Awino has over 700 runs on the international stage. With the highest score of (95*) and three 50’s she’s been a comprehensive contributor to Uganda. In the women’s T20 Quadrangular series in Namibia earlier this year, she got off to lovely starts and will look forward to converting this time around in the Kwibuka Tournament.
Bowling veteran Consylate holds her best figures of (4/6) with a nerve-wracking average of just 10.04. She possesses a great threat to the opposition with her expansive experience. The offie bowls with an immaculate economy consistently which adds to the batters’ woes.
27-year-old Uwera has accumulated over 400 runs in the international circuit. She accounts for four 30+ scores with a career-best of (60*). In her recent outings, her scores did not make much of a difference to the scorecard. The right-handed batter will fancy her chances with an optimistic outlook and add runs to the tally in the coming games.
19-year-old Belsye is a fine all-rounder, her numbers in the bowling department on the international stage sets her apart. With 25 wickets at a mind-boggling average of just 13, she’s capable of restricting runs and also damaging well-knit partnerships. In their first game against Botswana, she picked up (2/6), we can only see those stats getting better from here.
In recent times the stadium has undergone great changes to accommodate modern facilities. The 22 yards remains dry and will offer turn to the spinners with occasional low bounce and this being the second day of play, uneven bounce is most likely.
Comfortable playing conditions are forecasted ahead of the game, with temperatures hovering around mid-20 degrees and minimal chance of precipitation.
Fantasy Playing XI:
Kevin Awino, Gisele Ishimwe, Immaculate Nakisuuyi, Prosscovia Alako, Belsye Murekatete, Henriette Ishimwe, Stephani Nampiina, Janet Mbabazi, Consylate Aweko, Irene Alumo, Immaculee Muhawenimana.
Date – June 11th, 2023
Time – 04:45 PM IST
Venue – The Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre, Rwanda
Broadcast – Access live scores for all the games in the series on the FanCode app and website.