Match no. 8 of the ongoing inaugural edition of the Tanzania Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Premier League will feature a clash between Kilimanjaro Queens and Usambara Queens. The game will be held at Leader’s Club Ground, Dar es Salaam, on the 19th of October, 2023, at 12:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Kilimanjaro Queens – Fatuma Kibasu (C), Swaum Godfrey, Saum Deo, Maimuna Fikiri, Nasra Hamza, Gift Omary, Shania Fikiri, Maria Joseph, Mariam Hussein, Sharifa Rashidi, Mwanaidi Mohammed, Zuhura Masoud, Angel Pascal, Halima Ramadhani, Florida Peter
Usambara Queens – Perice Kamunya (C), Hudaa Omary, Catherine Dominic, Sheila Shamte, Saum Borakambi, Happy George, Hadija Juma, Zulfa Hussein, Mwanaid Amani, Easter Frank, Lucy Raymond, Magret Patrod, Fat’ha Salum, Nice George, Fatuma Hatibu
Players to watch out:
The 21-year-old batter has looked in excellent form this tournament, and her team will be hopeful of her continuing this form. Swaum is the 2nd highest run-scorer this edition, having notched up 113 runs, including the highest of 80 from 3 outings. Notably, Swaum has accumulated her runs at a strike rate of 121.51.
The 16-year-old, in 3 outings, has taken 3 wickets and maintained an economy rate of 6.60. Shania has consistently managed good bowling figures. It’ll be expected of her to now build on this momentum and produce a few match-winning spells with multiple wickets in an innings against her name.
The 24-year-old keeper-batter, in a couple of outings this season, has managed to score 31 runs in 2 games. Catherine’s 22 in her recent outing should do her confidence a world of good, and she will be expected to capitalize on this start.
The 18-year-old off-spinner, in 6 Twenty20 Internationals, has bagged 4 wickets, maintaining an economy rate of 4.85. Shamte has been brilliant for the team, putting up all-round performances with 49 runs and 4 wickets to her name in three outings. In an underperforming team, she must look to carry forward her form to the business end.
The center wicket at Leader’s Club Ground pleases the bowlers, particularly the pacers, and presents difficulties for the batters. The pace-friendly tracks result in an average score in the 100s, requiring batters to exhibit discipline to post a competitive total.
It’ll be a bright sunny day at the Leader’s Club Ground and the temperature is expected to hover at around 31°C with moderate winds and humidity of 63%. The absence of rain promises us a complete game of cricket.
Fantasy playing XI:
Saum Deo, Catherine Dominic, Hudaa Omary, Swaum Godfrey, Nasra Hamza, Sheila Shamte, Fatuma Kibasu, Perice Kamunya, Maimuna Fikiri, Mariam Hussein, Fat’ha Salum
Date – October 19, 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.