The first match of the CWI Women’s T20 Blaze, a regional tournament in the West Indies, organized under the able aegis of Cricket West Indies (CWI) will be played on June 7 between Leeward Islands and Windward Islands at Everest Cricket Club.
Leeward Islands: Terez Parker, Tynetta McKoy, Davanna Claxton, Jenisen Richards, Rosalia Dolabaille, Melicia Clarke, Arsheena Freeman, Saneldo Willett, Tiffany Thorpe, Tonya Martin, Sidella Bellot, Shawnisha Hector, Rozel Liburd, Amanda Edwards
Windward Islands: Ashlene Edward, Edelyn Turtin, Malika Edward, Zaida James, Gem Eloi, Carena Noel, Kimone Homer, Pearl Etienne, Stacy-Ann Adams, Jalphina Joseph, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Akeira Peters, Jannillea Glasgow
Players to watch
Arsheena Freeman: She is a good all-rounder, who is a left-handed batter and a right arm medium pace bowler. Leeward Islands will expect Freeman to make useful contributions with both bat and ball.
Melicia Clarke: This all-rounder is a right-handed batter and a right arm medium pace bowler. In the last week of May, she hit a delectable half-century in a Leeward Islands’ trial match in Antigua. She scored 127 runs and picked up five wickets in the two trial matches.
Kimone Homer: She is a right-handed top order batter and a right arm medium pace bowler, who plays her domestic cricket for Windward Islands. Her team will expect her to provide them with a good start and lay a solid foundation.
Afy Fletcher: The captain of Windward Islands is a wily leg spinner, who has already featured in more than 100 international matches for the West Indies. She has accounted for 109 wickets, including two four-wicket hauls and one five-wicket haul.
This will be the first match of the tournament at this venue. Expect a fresh surface which could help the batters. On the other hand, the bowlers can make use of the cloudy conditions at their disposal. An exciting contest between bat and ball is on the cards.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy with a thunderstorm. The average temperature will be around 29 degrees Celsius. As per the forecast, there is 80 percent chance of rain and 87 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the east.
Fantasy Playing XI
Ashlene Edward, Gem Eloi, Malika Edward, Tynetta McKoy, Arsheena Freeman, Kimone Homer, Melicia Clarke, Afy Fletcher, Amanda Edwards, Qiana Joseph, Rozel Liburd
Date: June 7, 2022
Time: 7.30pm IST
Venue: Everest Cricket Club
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