The 15th and the final 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 14 between Guyana and Windward Islands at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.
Preview – Match 15: Guyana v Windward Islands Women
Guyana: Shemaine Campbelle (Captain), Shabika Gajnabi, Lashuna Toussaint, Erva Giddings, Plaffianna Millington, Sheneta Grimmond, Ashmini Munisar, Katana Mentore, Sherica Campbell, Cherry-Ann Fraser, Mandy Mangru, Kaysia Schultz, Kumarie Persaud, Tremayne Smartt
Windward Islands: Afy Fletcher (Captain), Malika Edward, Edelyn Turtin, Akeira Peters, Ashlene Edward, Zaida James, Qiana Joseph, Kimone Homer, Carena Noel, Jannelia Glasgow, Japhina Joseph, Stacy Ann Adams, Tracy Byron, Pearl Etienne
Players to watch
Shemaine Campbelle: The right-handed middle order batter and wicket-keeper of Guyana top-scored with 36 runs off 30 balls, including four boundaries against Leeward Islands in her last match. In the process, she stitched a 55-run partnership with Shakibi Gajnabi for the fourth wicket.
Kaysia Schultz: This left arm spinner from Guyana was the pick of the bowlers as she scalped 3-14 in four overs in her last match against Leeward Islands. Out of the three wickets, she claimed two wickets in the seventh over of the match.
Zaida James: The left-handed middle order batter of Windward Islands starred with the bat as she mustered an undefeated 28 off 35 balls against Trinidad & Tobago. She struck three boundaries in her innings and led the run chase from the front.
Qiana Joseph: The left arm off seamer was the most successful and the most economical bowler for Windward Islands in her last outing against Trinidad & Tobago. She gave away 10 runs in her full quota of four overs and picked up three wickets. She also bowled one maiden over.
This will be the last day of the tournament. Yesterday, the venue hosted three matches. Teams batting first won all the matches. The average first innings score was 113 and the average second innings score was 79. The wicket has undergone a lot of wear and tear. Expect the spinners to come in. Batting could be a bit difficult.
The weather is expected to see a morning shower; otherwise some sun, the turning cloudy. The average temperature will be around 30 degrees Celsius. As per the forecast, there is 70 percent chance of rain and 75 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the north-east.
Fantasy Playing XI
Shemaine Campbelle, Tremayne Smartt, Zaida James, Kimone Homer, Pearl Etienne, Cherry-Ann Fraser, Mandy Mangru, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Kaysia Schultz, Shabika Gajnabi
Date: June 15, 2022
Time: 4.30AM IST
Venue: Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana
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