Match 1: Indatwa Hampshire vs Sorwathe CC | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The curtain raiser of the 2023 Rwanda Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Tournament will see Indatwa Hampshire and Sorwathe CC face off at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali, on the 14th of May, 2023, at 12:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

In the 2022 edition, Indatwa Hampshire with 3 wins out of 4 games claimed the top spot on the points table with 6 points. Sorwathe CC, on the other hand, secured a couple of wins out of their 4 matches, accumulating 4 points and closing the tournament as the 3rd seed.

Squads:

Indatwa Hampshire – Celine Itangishaka, Gisele Irankunda, Gisele Ishimwe, Justine Ingabire, Liliane Ufitinema, Sifa Ingabire, Cynthia Tuyizere, Gislaine Umubyeyi, Henriette Ishimwe (C), Marie Tumukunde, Flora Irakoze (Wk), Sarah Uwera (WK), Devotha Uwizeyimana, Grace Mugwaneza, Immaculee Muhawenimana, Josiane Uwimbabazi

Sorwathe CC – Divine Ishimwe, Gisubizogasana Flugencine, Henriette Isimbi, Ihimbazwe Sandrine, Ikuzwe Anick, Mukandayisenga Jeannette, Umukundwawase Sylivia, Umuziranenge Fabiolla, Alice Ikuzwe, Josiane Nyirankundineza, Sylvia Usabyimana, Niyonizera Josiane (WK), Nyisabiteka Berena (WK), Akingeneye Delphine, Muragijemaria Cesalia, Rosine Irera, Ufitinema Yvette, Umwali Apoline, Uwiragiye Claudine

Players to watch out:

Gisele Ishimwe

The 18-year-old all-rounder, in T20 International (T20Is), in 48 innings has scored 837 runs, including the highest of 114*, and in 16 innings with the ball has struck 13 scalps with a best of 2/2.

Immaculee Muhawenimana

The 24-year-old pacer in 39 innings has struck 39 wickets with the best figures of 4/6 at an economy rate of 4.40. Immaculee has been in hot form lately with figures of 1/6, 1/7, and 1/11.

Alice Ikuzwe

The 24-year-old all-rounder in T20Is, in 34 innings with the ball has scored 290 with the highest being 38*, while in 21 bowling innings has struck 12 wickets at an economy rate of 4.80 with best figures of 3/5.

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Josiane Nyirankundineza

The 23-year-old pacer in 36 T20I bowling innings has struck 30 innings with the best figures of 3/0, while has scored 22 runs in 12 outings. Josiane too is a player in-form building on from the Victoria series.

Pitch:

The venue offers a balanced center wicket that brings us a fair contest between bat and ball. While the 22 yards at the venue offer sufficient assistance to both spinners and pacers, batters too find joy with an average score in the 130s.

Weather:

With clear skies and occasional clouds, the weather conditions are ideal for a complete game of cricket. The temperature is expected to hover around 26°C with light winds and a humidity level of 64%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Nyisabiteka Berena, Sarah Uwera, Gisele Ishimwe, Sifa Ingabire, Henriette Ishimwe, Ikuzwe Anick, Josiane Nyirankundineza, Henriette Isimbi, Rosine Irera, Akingeneye Delphine, Immaculee Muhawenimana

Match details:

Date – May 15, 2023

Time – 12:30 PM IST

Venue – Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali

Broadcast – All games of the series will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.

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