For match no. 5 of the ongoing 2023 Rwanda Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Tournament, Sorwathe CC and Gahanga Queens will lock horns at the State Bank Ground, Karachi, on the 21st of May, 2023, at 12:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Gahanga couldn’t continue their winning momentum after a victory in the opener, as they lost their second game. On the other hand, Sorwathe CC bounced back from their opening loss with a win in their second outing.
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
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
Players to watch out:
In 34 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), the 24-year-old has scored 290 runs and struck 12 wickets. Alice followed her score of 9 with a fine 49-ball 56*, while has produced bowling figures of 1/13 (1.3) and 1/25 (4).
The leg-spinner from the national junior side had a memorable U-19 World Cup having recorded bests of 4/20 and 3/39. In the ongoing tournament, Sylvia in the side’s most recent game produced figures of 2/15 (4).
The 19-year-old has featured for both of Rwanda’s national sides and in 25 T20Is has scored 104 runs and struck 23 wickets. Belyse in the series has registered scores of 38(25) and 28(21), while has produced bowling figures of 3/10 (2.5) and 1/27 (4).
The all-rounder in the tournament opener registered a batting score of 23(19) and wasn’t required with the ball, while in the sides following game, recorded figures of 3/25 (3) and a 25-ball 17.
The Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali, dishes a well-balanced center wicket. Spinners can make the most of the favorable conditions, while batters have the chance to score well as the average score at this venue usually ranges in the 130s.
With light winds, humidity at 52%, and the temperature expected to hover around 28°C, the conditions are favorable to be at the cricket. At 10%, the chances of precipitation are very low with a mostly sunny overhead.
Fantasy playing XI:
Merveille Uwase, Diane Umuhoza, Henriette Isimbi, Divine Ishimwe, Alice Ikuzwe, Josiane Nyirankundineza, Belyse Murekatete, Clarisse Umutoniwase, Geovanis Uwase, Zurafat Ishimwe, Rosine Irera
Date – May 21, 2023
Time – 12:30 PM
Venue – Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali
Broadcast – All games of the competition will be streamed live on the FanCode app and website.