Kilimanjaro Queens and Usambara Queens are set to go head-to-head for match no. 16 of the ongoing inaugural Tanzania Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Premier League, that’ll be played at the Leader’s Club Ground, Dar es Salaam, on the 29th 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 33-year-old all-rounder has been impressive in her 36 T20 Internationals (T20Is), amassing 1160 runs at an average of 41.42 with a highest score of 127*. She has also contributed with the ball, scalping 16 wickets in 21 bowling innings, with the best figures of 4/13. Fatuma has continued her brilliant form in the current tournament, scoring 143 runs from 7 outings and bagging 7 wickets. She will be relied upon to play another significant role.
The 16-year-old has shown promise in glimpses, delivering a few notable spells. It is hoped that she can draw confidence from those spells to improve her overall performance. Shania has taken 5 wickets in 7 outings but has been somewhat expensive with an economy rate of 7.14. Her best bowling figures are 2/15, and she will want to end the season on a high note, adding a few more wickets to her name.
The 18-year-old off-spinner in 6 T20Is has taken 4 wickets and maintained an economy rate of 4.85. After a sluggish start to her campaign, Sheila has picked up the pace, scoring 121 runs and contributing with 5 wickets from as many bowling innings. The team will be hoping that Sheila can carry forward this momentum into the business end of the tournament.
The 21-year-old pacer in T20Is has picked up 48 wickets in 36 bowling outings and she has also made valuable contributions with the bat, accumulating 180 runs from 21 innings. Perice has been exceptional for the side this series, scoring 141 runs while also taking 10 wickets. She is riding high on confidence, consistently delivering top-notch performances, and has effectively led the team from the front.
The center wicket at the Leader’s Club Ground, Dar es Salaam, is a balanced one that offers a fair contest between bat and ball. While batters enjoy the opportunity to score well with an average in the 120s, bowlers, both pacers and spinners benefit from the conditions.
With thunderstorms and a high chance of rain, the conditions aren’t ideal over Leader’s Club Ground, Dar es Salaam, for a complete game of cricket. The temperature is forecasted to hover around 30°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 71%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Saum Deo, Catherine Dominic, Hudaa Omary, Swaum Godfrey, Sheila Shamte, Fatuma Kibasu, Perice Kamunya, Maimuna Fikiri, Mariam Hussein, Fat’ha Salum, Nasra Hamza
Date – October 29, 2023
Time – 12:00 PM IST
Venue – Leader’s Club Ground, Dar es Salaam
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.