Game no. 3 of the 02 edition of the Victoria T20 Series will see Tanzania play the United Arab Emirates at the Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala at 12:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on the 19th of April.
While the United Arab Emirates got their campaign underway with a win against Kenya in the series opener, Tanzania is all set to take on the UAE for their first game of the series.
Tanzania – Fatuma Kibasu (C), Saumu Hussein, Sophia Jerome, Perice Kamunya, Malizia Kibwana, Aisha Mohamed, Mwapwani Mohamedi, Shufaa Mohamedi (WK), Saum Mtae, Sonia Muya, Hudaa Omary, Tabu Omary, Monica Pascal, Neema Pius, Agnes Qwele, Nasra Saidi, Mwanaidi Swedy, Josephine Ulrik
United Arab Emirates – Chaya Mughal (C), Archara Supriya, Avanee Patil, Esha Oza, Geethika Jyothis, Indhuja Nandakumar, Kavisha Kumari, Khushi Sharma, Lavanya Keny, Rinitha Ranjith, Rishitha Rajith, Vaishnave Mahesh, Theertha Satish (WK), Sanchin Singh
Players to watch out:
The 20-year-old keeper-batter in 15 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) scored 172 runs and her highest of 36 had come only recently against Kenya. Shufaa has been very fine behind the stumps and would like to better her present batting average of 14.33.
The 33-year-old all-rounder in 32 T20Is, while has struck 16 wickets has scored 1076 runs at an average of 44.83. Fatuma’s highest T20I score is 127* and her 3rd T20I century, had come late last year against Qatar.
The 36-year-old all-rounder in 49 games has scored 458 runs and has bagged 32 wickets with the figures of 3/4. Carrying on her form with the ball, Chaya produced figures of 1/18 against Kenya in the opener, while she top-scored with the bat with a 24.
The 16-year-old all-rounder in 7 innings with the bat has got to 76 runs and with the ball, in 6 innings, has struck 10 wickets. While Lavanya couldn’t get going with the bat against Kenya, with bowling figures of 2/2, she didn’t fail to leave her mark on the game.
The 22-yards at the Lugogo Cricket Oval, like ever before, continue to aid the bowlers, both pacers and spinners. Set batters can make the most of the wicket as the ball comes onto the bat nicely and there are rewards for shots.
With rain on the radar, throughout the match duration, it could well turn out to be an unpleasant day to be at the cricket. The temperature is expected to hover around 23°C and the humidity is forecasted at 81%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Shufaa Mohamedi, Theertha Satish, Fatuma Kibasu, Kavisha Kumari, Hudaa Omary, Khushi Sharma, Chaya Mughal, Esha Oza, Saum Mtae, Nasra Saidi, Vaishnave Mahesh
Date – April 19, 2023
Time – 12:00 PM IST
Venue – Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala
Broadcast – All games of the tournament will be streamed live on the FanCode app and website.