Match 7: Botswana vs Cameroon | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report

The Gahanga International Cricket Stadium (A) in Kigali will host the national women’s teams of Botswana and Cameroon in the 7th match of the ongoing Kwibuka Women’s T20I Tournament. The game is scheduled for 4:45 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on the 31st of May, 2024.

Match 7 Botswana vs Cameroon
Match 7 Botswana vs Cameroon

Squads:

Botswana – Tuelo Shadrack (C), Pako Mapotsane (VC), Wendy Moutswi, Merapelo Phiase, Onneile Keitsemang, Oratile Kgeresi, Entle Mmese, Goabilwe Matome, Amantle Letuba, Shameelah Mosweu, Kesego Inakale, Laura Mophakedi, Amantle Mokgotlhe, Aliya Motorwala

Cameroon – Michele Ekani (C, WK), Cathy Mbelel, Tchouabo Leslie, Madaleine Sissako, Olive Ranedoumoun, Elsa Kana, Edwige Guehoada, Jeanne Ngono, Manuella Aboui, Cynerah Mboe, Marguerite Bessala, Catherine Messina, Brenda Waluma, Sandra Nono

Players to watch out:

Goabilwe Matome

The 24-year-old all-rounder in T20Is has accumulated 403 runs from 43 innings while also taking 45 wickets from 46 outings, registering bests of 45* and 6/1. In her most recent outings in April 2024, Goabilwe contributed with the bat while also was amongst the wickets. It is hoped she picks up from where she left off.

Tuelo Shadrack

The 23-year-old all-rounder has added 240 runs from 44 T20I innings and taken 29 wickets from 46 outings. Tuelo showcased outstanding form in her most recent campaign in April 2024, registering scores of 27*, 34, 14, and 0, while also producing figures of 1/8, 2/6, 2/7, and 0/18 in her previous 4 T20Is. She can be relied upon for all-round efforts.

Madaleine Sissako

The 27-year-old all-rounder has posted 206 runs from 14 T20I outings and taken 7 wickets from 9 innings, with bests of 57 and 3/14. Madaleine’s most recent T20I outing dates back to September 2023; her scores from her previous 4 T20Is read 57, 27, 4, and 16, and she also bagged a couple of wickets. She can be relied upon to deliver the goods.

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Michele Ekani

The 31-year-old all-rounder has managed only 77 runs from 14 T20Is, while with the ball, she has picked up 6 wickets from 8 innings. In her previous three T20Is, which date back to September 2023, Michele secured a couple of wickets and managed scores of 15 and 11. She will be backed to convert her starts and also contribute with the ball.

Pitch:

The Gahanga International Cricket Stadium offers a slow track that poses challenges for batters and provides an advantage to spinners. The average score in the 90s indicates the demanding conditions and the need for careful batting on this wicket.

Weather:

The conditions in Kigali are forecasted to be pleasant for the game, with partly cloudy skies and a low chance of rain. The temperature is expected to be around 28°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 56%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Madaleine Sissako, Laura Mophakedi, Brenda Waluma, Shameelah Mosweu, Tuelo Shadrack, Michele Ekani, Goabilwe Matome, Tchouabo Leslie, Edwige Guehoada, Aliya Motorwala, Onneile Keitsemang

Match details:

Date – May 31, 2024

Time – 4:45 PM IST

Venue – Gahanga International Cricket Stadium (A), Kigali

Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.

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