Match 14: Rwanda U19 v Zimbabwe U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The 14th match of the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup will be played between Rwanda and Zimbabwe on January 17 at North-West University No1 Ground in Potchefstroom, South Africa. The game will begin at 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL).

 

Match 14: Rwanda U19 v Zimbabwe U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 14: Rwanda U19 v Zimbabwe U19 | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

 

Both teams will play their second game in the tournament. They have started their World Cup campaign on a losing note. While Rwanda lost to Pakistan by eight wickets, Zimbabwe suffered a crushing 174-run defeat against England.

Squads

Rwanda: Gisele Ishimwe (c), Merveille Uwase, Henriette Isimbi, Marie Josee Tumukunde, Geovanis Uwase, Shakila Niyomuhoza, Sylvia Usabyimana, Henriette T. Ishimwe, Divine Ishimwe Gihozo, Belise Murekatete, Cynthia Tuyizere, Cesarie Muragijimana, Rosine Irera, Zurafat M. Ishimwe, Synthia Uwera

Zimbabwe: Kelis Ndlovu (c), Kelly Ndiraya, Kay Ndiraya, Adel Zimunu, Natasha Mtomba, Vimbai Mutungwindu, Danielle Meikle, Tawana Marumani, Michelle Mavunga, Olinder Chare, Kudzai Chigora, Betty Mangachena, Chipo Moyo, Faith Ndhlalambi, Rukudzo Mwakayeni

Players to Watch

Gisele Ishimwe:

Player Profile of Gisele Ishimwe - U19 Rwanda Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Gisele Ishimwe – U19 Rwanda Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

 

The captain of Rwanda Women’s U19 starred with the bat in her last appearance against Pakistan Women’s U19. The right-handed top-order batter mustered 40 off 45, including four boundaries. She also accounted for 27/1 in 3.5 overs, thus making all-round contributions.

Henriette Ishimwe: 

Player Profile of Henriette Therese Ishimwe - U19 Rwanda Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Henriette Therese Ishimwe – U19 Rwanda Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

The dashing all-rounder of Rwanda Women’s U19 made handy contributions with bat and ball in her last match against Pakistan Women’s U19. The right-handed middle-order batter scored 14 off 13, including one hit to the fence. She also picked 12/1 in three overs, opening the bowling.

Olinder Chare:

Player Profile of Olinda Chare - U19 Zimbabwe Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Olinda Chare – U19 Zimbabwe Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

She was the most successful bowler for Zimbabwe Women’s U19 in her last outing against England Women’s U19. She scalped 34/2 in four overs, striking once inside the powerplay and once in the death overs. She would look to carry her form in the rest of the tournament.

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Kudzai Chigora:

Player Profile of Kudzai Chigora - U19 Zimbabwe Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images
Player Profile of Kudzai Chigora – U19 Zimbabwe Cricketer on Female Cricket. PC: Getty Images

 

The right-arm speedster of Zimbabwe Women’s U19 opened the bowling in the last fixture against England Women’s U19. She claimed 33/1 in four overs and was the most economical bowler in the high-scoring contest. She will be expected to provide early breakthroughs to her team.

Pitch

It will be the third game of the competition at this venue. The teams batting first and second have won one fixture each. The surface seems to be excellent for batting. A run feast could be on the cards. The bowlers will have to think out of the box to outwit the batters on this batting paradise.

Weather

The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy and hot. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 33 degrees Celsius. There will be a 33 percent cloud cover and a zero percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north-northeast.

Fantasy Playing XI

Vimbai Mutungwindu, Merveille Uwase, Henriette Ishimwe, Adel Zimunhu, Kelly Ndiraya, Gisele Ishiwe, Kudzai Chigora, Kelis Ndlovu, Olinder Chare, Belise Murekatete, Danielle Meikle

Match details

Date: January 17, 2023

Time: 1.30 PM IST (10 AM LOCAL)

Venue: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Live streaming: Fan Code

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