The seventh match of the Namibia – Uganda – Zimbabwe tri-nation T20I series will be played between Uganda and Zimbabwe at Windhoek in Namibia on April 24.
Match preview: Uganda v Zimbabwe
Head to Head
Uganda and Zimbabwe have played six T20Is against each other. Zimbabwe have won all the six matches.
Uganda: Concy Aweko (c), Janet Mbabazi (vc), Sarah Akiteng, Evelyn Anyipo, Kevin Awino, Leona Babirye, Naome Bagenda, Susan Kakai, Phiona Kulume, Patricia Malemikia, Jimia Mohammed, Rita Musamali, Rita Nyagendo, Shakirah Sadick
Zimbabwe: Mary-Anne Musonda (c), Francisca Chipare, Nyasha Gwanzura, Sharne Mayers, Precious Marange, Mitchell Mavunga, Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano, Pellagia Mujaji, Modester Mupachikwa, Anesu Mushangwe, Kelis Ndlovu, Ashley Ndiraya, Josephine Nkomo, Loryn Phiri, Nomvelo Sibanda
Players to watch out for
She was the wrecker-in-chief for Uganda as she scalped 6-11 in four overs in her last outing against Namibia. Though Uganda ended up on the losing side, this right arm gentle medium pacer won the player of the match for her breathtaking bowling performance.
This right handed top order batter of Uganda top scored with 12 runs off 17 balls. She led the run chase from the front however kept losing partners at regular intervals. She fought hard but in the end failed to cross the line as her team fell shy of 28 runs against Namibia.
This right arm medium pace bowler from Zimbabwe won the player of the match in her last outing against Namibia when she struck with 4-7 in three overs. She opened the bowling and bowled well with the new ball inside the powerplay.
The left handed opening batter of Zimbabwe led the run chase with an unbeaten 28 off 20 balls against Namibia. She hit four boundaries and a six during her innings. She played some good looking shots and ran well between the wickets.
The last match that was played here was a low scoring affair as just over a 100 runs were scored. The wicket is getting slower and slower making it difficult for the batters. On the other hand, bowlers can exploit the conditions well and yield rich dividends.
The weather is expected to be mostly sunny and pleasant. The average temperature will be around 23 degrees Celsius. There will be just 2 percent cloud cover with no chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south through the course of the match.
Fantasy Playing XI
Modester Mupachikwa, Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano, Mary-Anne Musonda, Naome Bagenda, Sarah Akiteng, Janet Mbabazi, Precious Marange, Josephine Nkomo, Phiona Kulume, Consylate Aweko, Anesu Mushangwe
Date: April 24, 2022
Time: 1pm IST
Venue: Windhoek, Namibia
Live Streaming: Cricket Namibia Facebook page.
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