Match 7: Nigeria vs Rwanda | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report

The upcoming match no. 7 of the ongoing Division 1 International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Twenty20 (T20) World Cup Africa Regional Qualifier will feature a clash between Nigeria and Rwanda at Entebbe Cricket Oval, Uganda, on the 12th of December, 2023, at 12:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Match 7: Nigeria vs Rwanda | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report
Match 7: Nigeria vs Rwanda | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report


Nigeria – Blessing Etim (C), Rukayat Abdulrasak, Adeshola Adekunle, Peculiar Agboya, Christabel Chukwuonye, Favour Eseigbe, Sarah Etim (WK), Victory Igbinedion, Abigail Igbobie (WK), Lucky Piety, Rachael Samson, Esther Sandy, Salome Sunday, Lillian Udeh

Rwanda – Marie Bimenyimana (C), Alice Ikuzwe, Flora Irakoze, Rosine Irera, Gisele Ishimwe, Henriette Ishimwe, Immaculee Muhawenimana, Belise Murekatete, Zulufat Mutoniwase, Shakila Niyomuhoza, Josiane Nyirankundineza, Marie Tumukunde, Clarisse Uwase, Merveille Uwase (WK)

Players to watch out:

Lucky Piety

The 17-year-old all-rounder, in T20Is, has accumulated 328 runs from 21 outings and scalped 12 wickets from 14 innings. She maintained an economy rate of 4.42 and registered the best figures of 3/15. Lucky rewrote her best batting score to 43 in the tournament opener, and it’ll be expected of her to carry forward the start she has had.

Adeshola Adekunle

The 16-year-old off-spinner, in 10 T20I appearances, has picked up 12 wickets, with the best figures of 3/10, maintaining an economy rate of 4.45. Adeshola kicked off her campaign on a high with figures of 1/22, and she’ll be relied upon to make the most of this start and deliver consistently.

Merveille Uwase

The 18-year-old keeper-batter, in 10 T20I outings, has managed 126 runs, with her present best score of 35 coming in her most recent outing, the tournament opener. Merveille kicked off her campaign on the right foot by scoring a 35-ball 35, and it’ll be watched if she can capitalize on the start she’s had.

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Rosine Irera

The 19-year-old off-spinner, in 16 T20I appearances, has scalped 13 wickets, maintaining an economy rate of 3.77, and registered the best figures of 3/8. Rosine went wicketless in the tournament opener but remained effective with the ball, registering figures of 0/13 (4). The team will count on her to help them secure their first win.


The Entebbe Cricket Oval is a low-scoring venue that typically favors bowlers, pacers in particular. The pitch has a neutral character and the average score at this venue is in the 110s, highlighting the challenge for batters.


With a high chance of rain on the forecast and showers expected during match hours, there could likely be a delayed start and interruptions during the game. The temperature is forecasted to be around 23°C, with humidity at 81% and light winds.

Fantasy playing XI:

Merveille Uwase, Lucky Piety, Gisele Ishimwe, Salome Sunday, Alice Ikuzwe, Henriette Ishimwe, Favour Eseigbe, Belise Murekatete, Marie Bimenyimana, Immaculee Muhawenimana, Adeshola Adekunle

Match details:

Date – December 12, 2023

Time – 12:00 PM IST

Venue – Entebbe Cricket Oval, Entebbe

Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.

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