Mount Meeru Queens and Ngorongoro Queens are set to face each other in match no. 7 of the ongoing inaugural edition of the Tanzania Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Premier League. The match will be played at Leader’s Club Ground, Dar es Salaam, on the 18th of September, 2023, at 12:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Mount Meeru Queens – Monica Pascal (C), Malizia Salum, Aisha Mohamed, Mwapwani Ally, Sophia Frank, Zena Hassan, Asha Lugali, Getrude Mushi, Farida Amiry, Jenipher Gabriel, Bilhuda Salum, Lightness Eladius, Zakia Ally, Mwamvita Mwasiga, Foide Ezekiel
Ngorongoro Queens – Neema Justine (C), Shufaa Hamza, Mwanaidy Ammy, Mwana Ushanga, Mwanaidi Sufiani, Mwajabu Salum, Tabu Said, Lonsina Separatus, Getrude Faustine, Dorice Helmet, Maua Alfani, Joan Jackson, Remmy Mkina, Mwajuma Matheo, Mwajabu Omary
Players to watch out:
The 36-year-old all-rounder, in 19 T20 International (T20Is) batting outings, has amassed 393 runs, including the highest score of 61*, and in 3 bowling innings, she has picked up as many wickets. Monica has had a good season thus far, scoring 53 runs from 3 outings and registering bowling figures of 1/17 (3), 1/25 (4), and 0/14 (1). While she has looked good with the ball, she would want to build on those starts and notch up a few big scores.
The 24-year-old didn’t have the best start to her international career, accumulating only 50 runs from 7 outings, while bagging just 5 wickets in 9 innings. However, Aisha has looked like a completely different cricketer in the tournament so far, with 3 wickets and 91 runs to her name from 3 outings. She will be trusted to carry forward this momentum to the business end.
The 21-year-old all-rounder, averaging 19.61, has added 255 runs to her tally from 18 T20I outings and also has a wicket to her name. Neema hasn’t bowled a lot in international cricket; despite this, she has produced bowling figures of 3/16 (3.1), 0/22 (4), and 3/12 (4). She has been equally consistent with the bat, registering scores of 41, 73, and 40 in three games thus far, and will be banked on to build on this momentum.
The 23-year-old spinner has scalped 23 wickets in 17 T20I outings and has chipped in with the bat, scoring 42 runs from 8 innings. Tabu has picked up 5 wickets from 3 innings, producing figures of 3/12 (4), 0/18 (3), and 2/9 (3), while also registering a couple of scores in the 20s. The team will be hopeful of her continuing with her all-rounder contributions.
The Leader’s Club Ground offers a slow track, one that poses challenges for batters and provides an advantage to spinners. The average in the 110s indicates the demanding conditions and the need for careful batting on this wicket.
It will be a pleasant day for cricket at the Leader’s Club Ground, Dar es Salaam, with no rain interruptions and partly cloudy skies. The temperature is forecasted to hover around 31°C with moderate winds and humidity of 68%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Shufaa Hamza, Malizia Salum, Mwanaidy Ammy, Monica Pascal, Neema Justine, Tabu Said, Sophia Frank, Aisha Mohamed, Mwana Ushanga, Mwajabu Salum, Zena Hassan
Date – October 18, 2023
Time – 12:00 PM IST
Venue – Leader’s Club Ground, Dar es Salaam
Broadcast – All games of the tournament will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.