Match 18: United Arab Emirates vs Vanuatu | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report

In the forthcoming match no. 18 of the 2024 International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Twenty20 (T20) World Cup Global Qualifier, the United Arab Emirates and Vanuatu are slated to face off at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, on the 3rd of May, 2024, at 4:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Match 18: United Arab Emirates vs Vanuatu
Match 18: United Arab Emirates vs Vanuatu


United Arab Emirates – Esha Oza (C), Samaira Dharnidharka, Kavisha Egodage, Siya Gokhale, Heena Hotchandhani, Al Maseera Jahangir, Lavanya Keny, Suraksha Kotte, Vaishnave Mahesh, Indhuja Nandakumar, Avanee Patil, Rinitha Rajith, Theertha Satish, Khushi Sharma, Mehak Thakur

Vanuatu – Selina Solman (C), Rachel Andrew, Maiyllisse Carlot, Alvina Chilia, Gillian Chilia, Leimauri Chilia, Lissing Enock, Natalia Kakor, Valenta Langiatu, Vicky Mansale, Nasimana Navaika, Raylin Ova, Susan Stephen, Mahina Tarimiala, Vanessa Vira

Players to watch out:

Esha Oza

The 26-year-old all-rounder, averaging 30.44, has racked up 1979 runs from 75 outings, while also bagging 53 wickets from 60 innings, at an economy rate of 4.63. Esha converted her starts of 15 and 13 to a fine 66* in her most recent outing and also has 3 wickets to her name in this competition. It’ll be expected that she continues on this form, displaying all-round performances.

Samaira Dharnidharka

The 17-year-old pacer has scalped 36 wickets, at an economy rate of 4.98, from 38 T20I outings and from 29 innings has chipped in scoring 149 runs, registering respective bests of 31 and 4/5. Though Samaira hasn’t scored many runs, she’s found her bowling rhythm, producing figures of 0/15 (2), 0/15 (3), and 3/11 (4) in this tournament. She can be relied upon to lead the wickets tally.

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Nasimana Navaika

The 28-year-old all-rounder has added 404 runs to the tally from 28 innings and has also picked up 43 wickets from 33 outings, with bests being 47* and 4/13. In the ongoing ICC event, Nasimana, while having starts of 21 and 19 with the bat, her bowling figures read 4/13 (4), 2/29 (4), and 1/12 (3). The team will count on her to continue with this form, contributing to the team’s success.

Rachel Andrew

The 25-year-old all-rounder, from 38 T20I appearances, has amassed 800 runs, including the highest of 106*, while claiming 40 wickets, including the best of 3/7, maintaining an economy rate of 4.39. Being dismissed on scores of 6, 6, and 7 and taking only 3 wickets in as many games, Rachel has had a quiet campaign but will be backed to finish on a high, delivering the goods.


The Zayed Cricket Stadium offers a slow track, one that poses challenges for batters and provides an advantage to spinners. The average score in the 120s indicates the demanding conditions and the need for careful batting on this pitch.


The conditions at Zayed Cricket Stadium are forecasted to be favorable for cricket, with no expected rain interruptions and clear overhead. The temperature will be around 32°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 54%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Theertha Satish, Esha Oza, Khushi Sharma, Kavisha Egodage, Selina Solman, Rachel Andrew, Samaira Dharnidharka, Nasimana Navaika, Heena Hotchandhani, Vaishnave Mahesh, Vanessa Vira

Match details:

Date – May 03, 2024

Time – 4:30 PM IST

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Venue – Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on FanCode and ICC TV.

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