The Capricorn Women’s Tri-Series is underway with Namibia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe fighting hard among themselves to clinch the coveted championship. Prior to this series, the three teams have played a fair bit of cricket against each other.
Performance of Namibia against Uganda and Zimbabwe: Namibia have played two matches against Uganda and have won both their matches. On the other hand, they have played seven matches against Zimbabwe and lost all of them.
Performance of Uganda against Namibia and Zimbabwe: Uganda have a bad record against both the teams as they have not won even a single game against either of Namibia or Zimbabwe. Uganda have played two matches against Namibia and suffered a defeat in both, while they have played four against Zimbabwe, losing all.
Performance of Zimbabwe against Namibia and Uganda: Zimbabwe have enjoyed 100 percent success against both the teams as they have won all the four matches against Uganda and all the seven matches against Namibia.
However, the winner of the Capricorn Women’s Tri-Series cannot be solely predicted based on the team’s past performance against the other two teams in the competition. The other important aspect to take note of is the T20I experience these three sides have.
Among Namibia, Uganda and Zimbabwe, Namibia is the most experienced side with 37 T20Is, followed by Uganda with 25 T20Is and Zimbabwe with 24 T20Is. While Namibia and Uganda started playing T20Is in 2018, Zimbabwe played their first T20I in 2019. In terms of experience, Namibia have a clear advantage over Uganda and Zimbabwe. Perhaps the fact that among these three teams, only Zimbabwe have played ODI cricket can support their case going into the T20I tri-series.
Apart from past performance and T20I experience, the other aspect to look at will be the playing conditions. Namibia will host Uganda and Zimbabwe. It is often seen that the hosts can have an advantage since they are well aware of the conditions. In this case, Namibia could therefore have an edge over their other two competitors.
In a nutshell, it could be tough between Zimbabwe and Namibia, but if there was just the one team to be picked, it could be Zimbabwe that could clinch the championship.
I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.