Match 22 : Rwanda vs Uganda | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

In the finals of the 2nd edition of the Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament, Rwanda and Uganda will fight for the elusive title at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali. The proceedings are set to commence at 05:15 PM (IST) Indian Standard Time.

Match 22 : Rwanda vs Uganda | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 22 : Rwanda vs Uganda | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Rwanda and Uganda, who finished 4th and 3rd respectively last time around, have come a step ahead and will look to get their hands on the prized trophy. Only time will as to which team will be the better one going in to the match as both of them have played excellent brand of cricket throughout the last couple of weeks.

Squads:

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.

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.

Players to watch out:

Sarah Uwera

With a wealth of experience at the age of 27, Sarah Uwera has amassed an impressive total of over 400 runs in international cricket. Notably, she has registered four scores of 30 or more, including a career-best unbeaten 60. However, in her recent appearances, her contributions with the bat failed to have a significant impact on the overall scorecard. Undeterred, the right-handed batter maintains an optimistic outlook and eagerly looks forward to the upcoming games, where she aims to make valuable contributions and bolster the team’s run tally.

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Gisele Ishimwe

18-year-old prodigy, Gisele has a ton of experience. Having turned the game with both bat and ball for her side, she’ll be a key player going into the contest. With runs in excess of 900 on the international stage, her run scoring abilities exemplifies her. With a career highest of 114* she surely has what it takes to stitch long partnerships and take the game deep. Its only a matter of time before which she fires and takes the attack to the opposition.

Consylate Aweko

Renowned for her bowling prowess, the veteran Consylate Aweko has showcased her skills with remarkable figures of (4/6), boasting an astounding average of just 10.04. With a wealth of experience under her belt, she poses a significant threat to the opposition. As an off-spinner, she consistently delivers with immaculate economy, adding to the batters’ woes. Throughout the tournament, the 32-year-old has consistently taken wickets, further establishing her impact on the game. Notably, her standout performances against Botswana (2/19) and Kenya (2/12) have caught the attention, solidifying her reputation as a key player in the tournament.

Irene Alumo

Alumo possesses an exceptional ability to consistently pick crucial wickets and disrupt the opposition’s batting order. With an impressive average of a mere 11.76, she is a valuable asset that Uganda relies upon in this tournament. Standing as one of the top wicket-takers in this edition, she has delivered standout performances against Botswana and Namibia, securing figures of (3/9) and (2/8) respectively. Her bowling skills have proven to be instrumental in the team’s success thus far.

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Pitch:

A well-balanced track with a slight advantage for the batters. But it’s only a matter of hitting the right areas for the bowlers and restricting their counterparts to a lower total.

Weather:

Comfortable playing conditions are forecasted ahead of the first game, with temperatures hovering around mid-20 degrees, the skies will be overcast with possible chances of rain.

Fantasy Playing XI:

Kevin Awino, Gisele Ishimwe, Rita Musamali, Immaculate Nakisuuyi, Stephanie Nampiina, Henriette Ishimwe, Belsye Murekatete, Janet Mbabazi, Evelyn Anyipo, Consylayte Aweko, Margueritte Vumiliya.

Match Details:

Date – June 17th, 2023

Time – 05:15 PM IST

Venue – Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Rwanda

Broadcast – Access live scores for all the games in the series on the FanCode app and website

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