Match 5: Hong Kong vs Kuwait | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The fifth match of the Women’s T20 Quadrangular Series (in Malaysia) will witness a face-off between Hong Kong and Kuwait. The contest is scheduled to take place on the 25th of August from 7:00 a.m. (IST) onwards at the Bayuemas Oval, Kuala Lumpur. Before this meeting, the two sides had faced each other thrice. Hong Kong has emerged victorious in all three matches.

Match 5: Hong Kong vs Kuwait | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 5: Hong Kong vs Kuwait | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Kuwait has won just one match out of their last five. The fate of Hong Kong has been similar as they have managed two wins from their last five contest. Let’s look at the squads.

Squads:

Hong Kong – Kary Chan (c), Natasha Miles (vc), Maryam Bibi, Betty Chan, Shing Chan, Hiu Ying Cheung (wk), Yasmin Daswani (wk), Mariko Hill, Marina Lamplough, Alison Siu, Iqra Sahar, Shanzeen Shahzad (wk), Yee Shan To, Ruchitha Venkatesh, Dorothea Chan

Kuwait – Amna Sharif Tariq (c), Priyada Murali (vc), Maryyam Ashraf (wk), Angel Gabriella D’Costa, Suchitha Lita D’Sa (wk), Raelyn D’Souza, Candice Dias, Siobhan Gomez, Mariamma Hyder, Iqra Ishaq (wk), Maria Jasvi, Zeefa Jilani, Khadija Khalil (wk), Glenda Menezes, Maryam Omar, Balasubramani Shanti

Players to watch for:

· Maryam Omar (Kuwait)

The right arm off-spinner has picked 12 scalps with a best of 4/14. She took 2 wickets against Nepal in the ongoing series. Moreover, she can add valuable contributions from her bat too. For Kuwait to register their first win against Hong Kong, she will have a major role to play.

· Mariamma Hyder (Kuwait)

The veteran has picked 22 wickets from her 27 T20Is. Her career-best figure came in the last match against Nepal. A staggering spell of 4/8 came in a losing cause. She hopes to spin her web against Hong Kong.

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· Maryam Bibi (Hong Kong)

The 20-year-old youngster has picked 33 wickets from as many matches. In her last match against Malaysia, she picked impressive bowling figures of 2/9. Hong Kong will look to maintain its winning record against Kuwait and for that, she will have to continue her fine form.

· Iqra Sahar (Hong Kong)

The right-arm pacer has been promising in her short career. Her 14 wickets have come at an average of 25.57. Even in the latest match against Malaysia, she bowled a spell of 2/9 which helped her side to cease the opponent’s innings at 68.

Pitch

The wicket seems to be bowlers-friendly and the average innings score of 59 suggests the same. The pacers will have some assistance from the pitch. Whichever side negotiates the speedsters well are likely to win the contest.

Weather

With predictions of “thundershower” throughout the day, the match is unlikely to happen. The precipitation will be nearly 90% and the humidity will be around 79%. A temperature of 30°C is expected.

Fantasy Playing 11

Yasmin Daswani, Dorothea Chan, Mariko Hill, Maryam Omar, Kary Chan, Betty Chan, Priyada Murali, Amna Sharif Tariq, Mariamma Hyder, Iqra Sahar, Maryam Bibi.

Match details:

Date – August 25, 2023
Time – 7:00 AM IST
Venue – Bayuemas Oval, Kuala Lumpur
Broadcast – The matches will be streamed live on Fancode.

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