The Final of Women’s Twenty20 International (W-T20I), at the ongoing SouthEast Asian (SEA) Games, will see Thailand and Indonesia lock horns at the AZ Group Cricket Oval, Phnom Penh, on the 15th of May, 2023, at 11:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Thailand and Indonesia have excelled in the competition, with Thailand from Group B advancing to the Final on the back of three straight wins, while Indonesia secured their spot from Group A with successive victories.
Thailand – Aphisara Suwanchonrathi, Banthida Leephatthana, Naruemol Chaiwai, Natthakan Chantham, Rosenan Kanoh, Chanida Sutthiruang, Kanyakorn Bunthansen, Nattaya Boochatham, Sornnarin Tippoch, Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Nanthita Boonsukham, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Phannita Maya, Suleeporn Laomi, Sunida Chaturongrattana, Thipatcha Putthawong
Indonesia – Berlian Duma Pare, Andriani, Mia Arda Leta, Yulia Anggraeni, Rahmawati Pangestuti, Ni Made Suwandewi, NI Wayan Sariani, Nanda Sakarini, Fitria Rada Rani, Laili Salsabila, Sang Ayu, Maria Corazon, Tantri Wigradianti, Dara Ahung-Lakshmi Paramitha, Kadek Winda Prastini, Chao Lia
Players to watch out:
The 27-year-old batter in 65 T20Is has scored 1364 runs and has got the highest score of 88*. Like any other Thai batter, Natthakan too wasn’t required a lot in the tournament and has done her bit with scores of 6*, 13, and 23*.
The 19-year-old, left-arm spinner, has struck 35 wickets in 28 T20I innings. Thipatcha at the games is on a roll, as she after having produced career-best figures of 4/3 in the opener, followed up with figures of 3/3 and 3/2.
The 24-year-old batter has scored 172 T20I runs, including the highest of 43.00, in only 6 outings. Maria got her campaign underway with a career-best of 53, while has recorded bowling figures of 0/7 and 0/3.
The 25-year-old, in T20Is, in 11 innings has scored 155 runs at an average of 25.83 and has struck 16 wickets at an economy rate of 3.28 in 9 innings. In the tournament, Andriani has been in fine form recording figures of 3/8 and 3/2.
The 22 yards at the AZ Group Cricket Oval, Phnom Penh present a highly advantageous surface for bowlers, particularly the pacers who thrive in these conditions. The pitch is notably challenging for batters leading to low scores in matches played at the venue.
Scattered thunderstorms on the radar pose no threat to the game, as clear skies are forecasted during match hours. The temperature is expected to hover around 31°C, with light winds and humidity at 64%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Nanda Sakarini, Andriani, NI Wayan Sariani, Nattaya Boochatham, Chanida Sutthiruang, Maria Corazon, Thipatcha Putthawong, Ni Made Suwandewi, Suleeporn Laomi, Fitria Rada Rani
Date – May 15, 2023
Time – 11:00 AM IST
Venue – AZ Group Cricket Oval, Phnom Penh
Broadcast – The Final of the T20I games from the SouthEast Asian Games will be streamed live and for free on the FanCode app and website.