Game no. 2 of the 02 edition of the Victoria T20 Series will see hosts Uganda in action when they take on Rwanda at the Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala at 3:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on the 18th of April.
While Uganda last played a game late in December 2022, Rwanda, the team in form, early this month finished as runners-up in the 5-team Nigeria Cricket Federation Women’s T20I Tournament
Uganda – Concy Aweko (C), Janet Mbabazi (VC), Sarah Akiteng, Prosscovia Alako, Irene Alumo, Evelyn Anyipo, Kevin Awino (WK), Esther Iloku (WK), Phiona Kulume, Patricia Malemikia, Rita Musamali, Immaculate Nakisuuyi, Stephani Nampiina, Gloria Obukor
Rwanda – Alice Ikuzwe, Gisele Ishimwe, Rosine Irera, Sifa Ingabire, Belyse Murekatete, Cynthia Tuyizere, Geovanis Uwase, Henriette Ishimwe, Marie Bimenyimana (C), Flora Irakoze (WK), Merveille Uwase (WK), Sarah Uwera (WK), Clarisse Umutoniwase, Immaculee Muhawenimana, Josiane Nyirankundineza, Margueritte Vumiliya
Players to watch out:
The 27-year-old in 43 games has scored 526 runs and has struck 44 scalps in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). In her previous 4 games, while she’s got a couple of scores in the 30s, with the ball she’s produced figures of 1/22, 1/10, 3/20, and 2/18.
The 21-year-old in T20Is, in 3 innings with the bat has got to 23 runs, and in 12 innings with the bat has bagged 12 wickets. In her last 4 outings, she’s produced figures of 2/25, 0/29, 1/8, and 1/13.
The 18-year-old in 44 T20I innings has got to 789 runs and as a part-timer in 16 innings with the ball has struck 13 wickets. In her previous 3 outings, Gisele registered scores of 42, 29, and 31, and wasn’t required with the ball.
The 19-year-old in 49 matches has scored 504 runs and has bagged 43 wickets with the best figures of 5/6. In her last few outings, while she’s registered figures of 4/4, 0/10, and 5/6, with the bat she’s got scores of 32 and 43.
The 22 yards at the Lugogo Cricket Oval have more often than not helped the batters as the ball comes onto the bat nicely. Not pacers, but spinners enjoy the track as the wicket tends to slow down as the game progresses.
With rain on the radar, throughout the match duration, it could well turn out to be a disappointing start to the tournament if the skies don’t clear out. The temperature is expected to hover around 21°C and the humidity is forecasted at 82%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Kevin Awino, Esther Iloku, Gisele Ishimwe, Prosscovia Alako, Henriette Ishimwe, Janet Mbabazi, Belyse Murekatete, Josiane Nyirankundineza, Margueritte Vumiliya, Patricia Malemikia, Concy Aweko
Date – April 18, 2023
Time – 4:00 PM IST
Venue – Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala
Broadcast – All games of the tournament will be streamed live on the FanCode app and website.