For match no. 10 of the ongoing 2023 edition of the Rwanda Elite Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Tournament, Imena Herons and Ingenzi Heroes are set to lock horns at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali on the 24th of June, 2023, at 4:45 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Imena Herons, who started the tournament with consecutive victories, have lost their momentum with back-to-back defeats. On the other hand, Ingenzi Heroes are enduring a poor run, yet to secure any win points, and currently find themselves at the bottom of the 4-team points table, trailing behind the Herons.
Imena Herons – Alice Ikuzwe, Uwase Merveille (C), Tuyizere Cynthia, Nzayituriki Nadine, Rita Musamali, Sonu Khadka, Neema Micheline, Marie Jose Tumukunde, Ingabire Georgette, Esther Wachira, Celine Umutoniwase, Niyomukiza Gisele, Colombe Uwizeye
Ingenzi Heroes – Ingabire Sifa, Isimbi Henrriette, Irakoze Flora, Immaculee Muhawenimana, Gihozo Divine Ishimwe, Slyvia Usabyimana, Sarita Magar, Melvin Khagoitsa, Nakuzwe Doriane, Marie Bimenyimana (C), Immaculate Nakisuuyi, Patricia Malemikia
Players to watch out:
The 24-year-old all-rounder, in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), in 33 innings has scored 256 runs and struck 33 wickets in 36 bowling outings. Esther has had a fantastic season so far having struck 8 wickets at an economy rate of 4.06, while also has been handy with the bat contributing 37 runs.
The 22-year-old bowler with no international cricket experience has had a decent tournament scalping 4 wickets in 3 outings. Uwizeye has registered an economy rate of 4.15 and has got the best figures of 2/9.
The 26-year-old all-rounder in 48 T20Is has got to 582 runs, including her highest of 114*, while in 21 bowling outings has struck as many wickets. Marie has had a decent tournament accumulating 114 runs in 4 outings, including the highest of 53.
The 17-year-old all-rounder from Kenya, in T20Is, in 13 innings has scored 64 runs and has struck 21 scalps in 30 bowling outings. Melvin has had a good season thus far having stuck 6 wickets at an economy rate of 4.37 and registering the best figures of 3/11.
The center wicket at Gahanga International Cricket Stadium poses a challenge for batters to score with ease, and the modest average score in the 80s at this venue attests to this fact. Bowlers, particularly pacers, play a crucial role in dictating the game’s outcome.
Despite cloudy overhead, the chances of showers are nil, and the forecast promises a complete game of cricket at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali. The temperature is forecasted to be around the mid-20s (°C), with light winds and humidity of 73%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Uwase Merveille, Sarita Magar, Rita Musamali, Esther Wachira, Marie Bimenyimana, Alice Ikuzwe, Immaculate Nakisuuyi, Melvin Khagoitsa, Immaculee Muhawenimana, Sonu Khadka, Colombe Uwizeye
Date – June 24, 2023
Time – 4:45 PM IST
Venue – Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali
Broadcast – All games of the tournament will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.