Mount Meeru Queens and Usambara Queens will go head-to-head in the final league game of the inaugral edition of the Tanzania Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Premier League. The match is scheduled for the 1st of November, 2023, at the Dar Gymkhana Club Ground, Dar es Salaam, and commences 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
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 36-year-old all-rounder, in T20 Internationals (T20Is) in 19 batting outings, has accumulated 393 runs, while also taking 3 wickets from as many bowling innings. Monica has enjoyed a strong tournament, amassing 220 runs, including her highest score of 69, and taking 12 wickets from 8 outings.
The 24-year-old off-spinner, with 2 T20I appearances to date, has taken one wicket. Mwapwani has shown brilliant bowling form in this tournament, claiming 9 wickets in 8 games while maintaining an economy rate of 5.35. Her best bowling performance was 3/18.
The 21-year-old batter has notched up 444 runs in her 29 T20I appearances, with a highest score of 47*. Hudaa holds an average of 21.20 and a strike rate of 96.31. In the bowling department, she has taken 8 wickets in 8 innings and also is the top run-scorer for the side, with 170 runs to her name.
The Dar Gymkhana Club Ground dishes a well-balanced center wicket that features a fair contest between bat and ball. It offers favorable conditions for both spinners and pacers to excel, while batters also find delight in the pitch, with a decent average score.
The rain on the radar throughout the match duration could play spoilsport, potentially resulting in a washout. The temperature is expected to hover around 21°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 71%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Malizia Salum, Catherine Dominic, Hudaa Omary, Monica Pascal, Jenipher Gabriel, Sheila Shamte, Sophia Frank, Perice Kamunya, Mwapwani Ally, Aisha Mohamed, Zulfa Hussein
Date – November 1, 2023
Time – 12:00 PM IST
Venue – Dar Gymkhana Club Ground, Dar es Salaam
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.