Match no. 4 of the ongoing 2023 Rwanda Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Tournament will witness a clash between Sorwathe CC and Charity CC at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali. The match is scheduled to commence on the 20th of May, 2023, at 4:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Charity CC is set to play their first game of the season, while Sorwathe CC, after a crushing loss in their opener against Indatwa Hampshire, will look to bounce back and secure their first points in the tournament.
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
Charity CC – Angelique Uwamahoro, Cathia Uwamahoro, Nadia Isimbi, Phedina Dusenayo, Sonia Iragena, Diane Dusabemungu, Janet Mbabazi, Liliane Mucyo, Marie Bimenyimana, Neema Micheline, Benitha Murekatete (WK), Kevin Awino (WK), Ornella Gasirabo (WK), Ange Uwingabire (C), Celine Umutoniwase, Pacifique Nyirandorimana, Sandrine Izabayo
Players to watch out:
In her 36 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) appearances, the 23-year-old has taken 30 wickets with an economy rate of 4.99. Her best figures are 3/0. In the tournament opener, Josaine was the top scorer for the team with 14 runs and bowled with figures of 0/7 (2 overs).
In her 34 T20I matches, the 24-year-old has scored 290 runs and taken 12 wickets. Her highest score is 38*, and her best bowling figures are 3/5. In the tournament opener, Alice departed cheaply for 9, while bowled 1.3 overs and finished with figures of 1/13.
In her 48 T20I matches, the 26-year-old keeper-batter has scored 700 runs, with a highest score of 95*. Prior to the competition, Awino played in a couple of series for the national side, where she registered scores of 25 and 21 in her recent outings.
The 27-year-old, in T20Is, in 49 innings with the bat has scored 670 runs, while in 44 bowling innings has struck 55 wickets. Janet too featured in a couple of series for the national side and registered a best of 30 with the bat and 4/21 with the ball.
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.
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:
Kevin Awino, Neema Micheline, Henriette Isimbi, Cathia Uwamahoro, Alice Ikuzwe, Josiane Nyirankundineza, Marie Bimenyimana, Janet Mbabazi, Rosine Irera, Akingeneye Delphine, Pacifique Nyirandorimana
Date – May 20, 2023
Time – 4:30 PM IST
Venue – Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali
Broadcast – All games of the tournament will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.