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

Indatwa Hampshire and Sorwathe CC will lock horns for the Final of the 2023 edition of the Rwanda Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Tournament, that’ll be played at Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali, Rwanda, on the 4th of June, 2023, at 4:45 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

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

Indatwa Hampshire have secured their place in the Final with an impressive unbeaten run in the tournament, winning all four of their league matches. Similarly, Sorwathe CC’s consistent form, with just one loss, has had them earn a place in the Final.

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, Alice Ikuzwe, Josiane Nyirankundineza, Sylvia Usabyimana, Niyonizera Josiane (WK), Nyisabiteka Berena (WK), Akingeneye Delphine, Muragije Maria Cesalia, Rosine Irera, Ufitinema Yvette, Umwali Apoline, Uwiragiye Claudine

Players to watch out:

Sarah Uwera

The 27-year-old keeper-batter in 49 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) innings has scored 483 runs, including the highest of 60*. In 4 outings, Sarah has only scored 50 runs, however, come the Final, the veteran batter can be banked on for big runs.

Grace Mugwaneza

The 16-year-old bowler has sent down her 9 overs conceding just 34 runs, registering an economy rate of 3.78. Grace is amongst the few best for the side with 4 wickets to her name in 3 innings and best figures of 2/10.

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Josiane Nyirankundineza

In her 36 T20I appearances, the 23-year-old has taken 30 wickets with an economy rate of 4.99. Her best figures are 3/0. Josaine has been handy with the bat contributing 50 runs in 4 innings while has also got a couple of wickets to her name.

Alice Ikuzwe

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. Alice with 117 runs and 7 wickets in 4 innings leads her team on both the leading run-scorers and wicket-takers charts.

Pitch:

The 22 yards at the venue make a well-balanced center wicket, providing a fair contest between bat and ball. The wicket assists both spinners and pacers effectively, while batters too enjoy their time in the middle with an average score in the 130s.

Weather:

It will be a pleasant day to be at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali, for some cricket with partly cloudy skies and a low chance of rain. The temperature is forecasted to hover around 24°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 58%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Sarah Uwera, Sarah Uwera, Gisele Ishimwe, Sifa Ingabire, Henriette Ishimwe, Alice Ikuzwe, Josiane Nyirankundineza, Umukundwawase Sylivia, Muragije Maria Cesalia, Rosine Irera, Immaculee Muhawenimana

Match details:

Date – June 4, 2023

Time – 4:45 PM IST

Venue – Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali, Rwanda

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

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