Match 3: Gahanga Queens vs Indatwa Hampshire | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Gahanga Queens and Indatwa Hampshire will compete in match no. 3 of the ongoing 2023 Rwanda Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Tournament at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali. The match is scheduled to take place on the 20th of May, 2023, at 12:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Gahanga Cricket Stadium in Rwanda. PC: ICC
Gahanga Cricket Stadium in Rwanda. PC: ICC

Both Gahanga Queens and Indatwa Hampshire got their respective campaigns underway on a high note. While Gahanga Queens registered a dominant 137-run win against White Clouds CC, the latter recorded a thumping 9-wicket win against Sorwathe CC.

Squads:

Gahanga Queens – Angeline Uwimpaye, Benise Uwase, Clementine Uwayisaba, Diane Umuhoza, Ester Nyirahabimana, Fanny Utagushimaninde, Pascaline Ishimwe, Sharkira Niyomuhoza, Belyse Murekatete, Clarisse Umutoniwase, Ruth Uwimana, Faina Uwineza (WK), Merveille Uwase (WK), Colombe Uwizeye, Cynthia Uwera, Diane Uwineza, Geovanis Uwase, Zurafat Ishimwe

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

Players to watch out:

Merveille Uwase

The 17-year-old cricketer has had a slow start in her 4 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), scoring only 24 runs. However, she has shown promising signs in the ongoing tournament with a noteworthy inning of 56* off 50 balls.

Giovannis Uwase

The 18-year-old has featured in only a couple of T20Is for her national side and has stepped her foot in the right direction eyeing to cement her place by recording figures of 37*(27) with the bat and 4/15 (4) with the ball in the tournament.

Gisele Ishimwe

In her 48 T20Is, the 18-year-old all-rounder has scored 837 runs, including a highest score of 114*, and has also made an impact with the ball, claiming 13 wickets in 16 innings. In the tournament opener, Gisele continued her impressive form, bagging figures of 3/5 (2) and contributing a crucial 39* (23).

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Henriette Ishimwe

The 19-year-old all-rounder has featured in 47 T20Is, scoring 575 runs and taking 48 wickets. She recorded her highest score of 48 and best bowling figures of 5/6. In the tournament opener, Henriette contributed with bowling figures of 1/7 (2.5) while wasn’t required a lot with the bat.

Pitch:

The 22-yard strip at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali is known for its well-balanced nature, providing a fair contest between bat and ball. The pitch offers ample support for spinners, while batters can also enjoy scoring freely, with an average score in the 130s.

Weather:

The conditions are very pleasant to be at the cricket with a partly cloudy overhead and low chances of rain. The temperature is expected to hover around 27°C with light winds and a humidity of 59%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Sarah Uwera, Merveille Uwase, Gisele Ishimwe, Sifa Ingabire, Henriette Ishimwe, Belyse Murekatete, Clarisse Umutoniwase, Geovanis Uwase, Zurafat Ishimwe, Immaculee Muhawenimana, Cynthia Uwera

Match details:

Date – May 20, 2023

Time – 12:30 PM IST

Venue – Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali

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

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