Match no. 8 of the ongoing 02 edition of the Victoria series will see Rwanda take on the United Arab Emirates at Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala, on the 21st of April, at 4:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) got the series underway with a win, but lost successive games to Tanzania and hosts Uganda. On the other hand, Rwanda, who lost its opener to Uganda, responded well with a win against Kenya.
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
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:
Henriette Ishimwe –
The 19-year-old in 51 Twenty20 International (T20I) matches has scored 535 runs and has bagged 45 wickets with the best figures of 5/6. Henriette got the series underway with figures of 5 and 0/16 and in the following game, against Kenya, produced figures of 26* with the bat and 2/4 with the ball.
Sarah Uwera –
The 27-year-old keeper-batter in 47 T20I innings has scored 483 runs and has got the highest score of 60*. Sarah started off with a couple against Uganda and did manage a start against Kenya with a 19 to her name.
Chaya Mughal –
The 36-year-old all-rounder in 50 T20Is has scored 484 runs and has bagged 32 wickets with the best figures of 3/4. Chaya has had a good run in the series thus far with scores of 24 and 30 with the bat, and figures of 1/18 and 0/13 with the ball.
Esha Oza –
The 24-year-old in 45 T20I innings has scored 1152 runs including a couple of centuries, and with the ball, in 32 innings has bagged 31 wickets. Esha played her first game of the series against Tanzania after missing the opener and while she scored a 14 with the bat, she registered figures of 1/14 with the ball.
The pitch at the Lugogo Cricket Oval is likely to favor the bowlers, particularly the fast bowlers. The average score on this pitch is quite low, however, the batters if adjust their game and adapt to the conditions, will be able to make an impact.
The temperature is forecasted at around 23°C, with humidity levels of 78%, light winds, and a high chance of rain, it could be an annoying day at the cricket if the skies don’t clear. Expect delayed starts and interruptions as rains are forecasted even during match hours.
Fantasy playing XI:
Sarah Uwera, Sanchin Singh, Gisele Ishimwe, Kavisha Kumari, Khushi Sharma, Rosine Irera, Chaya Mughal, Henriette Ishimwe, Lavanya Keny, Indhuja Nandakumar, Immaculee Muhawenimana
Date – April 21, 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.