Preview: Match 10 – Botswana vs Nigeria, Squads, Suggested Playing XI, Top picks, Conditions

Day 5 of the seventh edition of the Kwibuka Women’s T20 tournament will see Botswana taking on Nigeria in the second match at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium in Rwanda. The match will begin at 1.50pm local (5.20pm IST) on June 9.


Botswana Women's Cricket Team. PC: Facebook
Botswana Women’s Cricket Team. PC: Facebook

Match preview

1) Squads

Botswana:  Laura Mophakedi (c) , Florence Samanyika (vc), Tebagano Ditshotlo, Botho Freeman, Onneile Keitsemang, Jacqueline Kgang, Bontle Madimabe, Precious Modimo, Thapelo Modise, Amantle Mokgotlhe, Collin Mokibel, Shameelah Mosweu, Tebogo Motlhabaphuti, Botsogo Mpedi, Tuelo Shadrack

Nigeria: Samantha Agazuma (c) , Kehinde Abdulquadri, Omonye Asika, Mary Desmond, Joy Efosa, Favour Eseigbe, Blessing Etim, Abigail Igbobie, Miracle Imimole, Piety Lucky, Blessing Nwobodo, Agatha Obulor, Racheal Samson, Esther Sandy, Salome Sunday

2) Players to watch out for – Must-haves in your Fantasy XI

Florence Samanyika: The 19-year old right hand bat from Botswana has so far been the leading run-getter for her side. A lot will depend on her for Botswana to do well in the match.

Amantle Mokgotlhe: The 19-year old right arm speedster from Botswana is a talented young kid on the block. She has shown she can bowl well under pressure. Though she has managed to pick up just one wicket in three fixtures, she will be rearing to have a go against Nigeria in her next outing.

Salome Sunday: The 19-year old right hand bat from Nigeria is the top scorer for her side. This talented youngster has the ability to win matches for her team single handedly. So far she has scored 56 runs at an average of 28.

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Joy Efosa: The 18-year old right arm quickie from Nigeria has picked up three wickets in as many games and is the joint highest wicket-taker with Blessing Etim for the team. Against Botswana, who has lost all its three games so far, she will be looking to run through the opposition line-up in no time.

3) Suggested Fantasy XI Picks

Favour Eseigbe, Florence Samanyika, Botho Freeman, Samantha Agazuma, Blessing Etim (C), Botsogo Mpedi (VC), Salome Sunday, Amantle Mokgotlhe, Joy Efosa, Onneile Keitsemang, Tuelo Shadrack

4) Pitch Report

The wicket is expected to be slow in nature and it can challenge the batters to score. A good contest between bat and ball is on the cards as we go into the last of the league matches.

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