At the ongoing SouthEast Asian (SEA) Games, for match no. 8 of Women’s Twenty20 International (W-T20I), Myanmar and the Philippines are set to lock horns at the AZ Group Cricket Oval, Phnom Penh, on the 11th of May, 2023, at 12:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Placed in Group A, Myanmar, with a defeat in its only outing, is seeded 3rd on the points table, and following successive losses, the Philippines follows next. Thailand, with the maximum possible points (6) of 3 games, leads the chart in the group.
Myanmar – Aye Moe, Lin Htun, May San, Theint Soe, Khin Min-Myat, Pan Phyu, Thae PO, Wa Nadi, Zin Kyaw, Zon Lin, Zar Thoon, Zar Win, Htet Aung, Htwe Neaung, Thae Aung
Philippines – April Saquilon, Jhon Andreano, Jona Eguid, Romela Osabel, Alex Smith, Christine Lovino, Jennifer Alumbro, Joan Badillo, Josie Arimas (C), Catherine Bagaoisin, Johannah Mccall, Riza Penalba, Joelle Galapin, Lolita Olagiure, Simranjeet Sirah
Players to watch out:
The 28-year-old in 10 T20Is has scored 104 runs, including the highest of 29*, and has struck 5 wickets in 10 innings. Lin opening the innings was cheaply dismissed for a couple and wasn’t used with the ball.
The 27-year-old in 12 T20Is has scored 46 runs and struck 10 wickets. Zin didn’t have the best of starts to her campaign, as she in the opener, departed for a duck while recording figures of 0/9 (1).
The 44-year-old in 12 T20Is has scored 42 runs and struck 4 wickets in 8 outings. Romela hasn’t got going with the bat, while she hasn’t had a bowl in the tournament yet, but should be handy for the side.
The 27-year-old in 11 T20Is with the bat has accumulated 42 runs, while in 6 bowling innings has struck 2 wickets. Josie like any other Philippian has struggled to get going in the competition, but expect a turnaround.
The 22 yards at the AZ Group Cricket Oval, Phnom Penh offers a bowler-friendly surface, which spinners make the most of. The conditions are severely challenging for batters, and the average score of 28 indicates another low-scoring match on the cards.
Despite scattered thunderstorms, the conditions are favorable for a complete game of cricket as the rain stays away during match hours. The temperature is expected to hover around 33°C with light winds and a humidity of 69%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Catherine Bagaoisin, Jhon Andreano, Jona Eguid, Josie Arimas, Theint Soe, Christine Lovino, Jennifer Alumbro, Thae Aung, Lolita Olagiure, Simranjeet Sirah, Zar Thoon
Date – May 11, 2023
Time – 12:30 PM IST
Venue – AZ Group Cricket Oval, Phnom Penh
Broadcast – All T20I games from the SouthEast Asian Games will be streamed live and for free on the FanCode app and website.