The fifth 2022 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier match will be played between Thailand and Zimbabwe on September 19 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The game will begin at 4.30 PM IST.
Both the teams have won their first match in the competition. While Zimbabwe pipped Papua New Guinea by eight wickets, Thailand beat UAE by seven wickets.
Thailand and Zimbabwe have played four T20Is against each other. Both the teams have won two matches each.
Thailand: Naruemol Chaiwai (c), Nannapat Koncharoenkai (vc, wk), Nattaya Boochatham, Nanthita Boonsukham, Natthakan Chantam, Sunida Chaturongrattana, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Rosenan Kanoh, Suwanan Khiaoto, Suleeporn Laomi, Phannita Maya, Thipatcha Putthawong, Aphisara Suwanchonrathi, Chanida Sutthiruang, Sornnarin Tippoch
Zimbabwe: Mary-Anne Musonda (c), Christabel Chatonzwa, Francisca Chipare, Precious Marange, Sharne Mayers, Audrey Mazvishaya, Esther Mbofana, Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano, Pellagia Mujaji, Modester Mupachikwa (wk), Kelis Ndlovu, Josephine Nkomo, Loryn Phiri, Nomvelo Sibanda, Loreen Tshuma
Players to watch
Thailand’s right-arm speedster was the bowlers’ pick in her last outing against UAE. She scalped 17/2 in four overs. She opened the bowling and bowled well with the new ball inside the powerplay. She struck in the first over and gave the perfect start to her team with the ball.
The right-handed opening batter of Thailand starred with the bat in her last match against UAE. She smashed 39 runs off 37 balls, including five boundaries. She put together 55 runs for the first wicket with her opening partner Nannapat Koncharoenkai to set the tone for the run chase.
The left-arm spinner of Zimbabwe was the most successful bowler for her team in her last match against Papua New Guinea. She claimed 18/3 in four overs. She bowled well in the middle phase of the innings and towards death. Apart from her bowling, she contributed 25 not out from 33 balls, opening the batting.
The right-handed opening batter of Zimbabwe led the run chase from the front in her last appearance against Papua New Guinea. She muscled 33 runs off 28 balls, including five boundaries. In the process, she stitched a 57-run partnership with her opening partner Ndlovu. She played some stunning shots and ran well between the wickets.
The weather is expected to be very warm with plenty of sunshine. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 39 degrees Celsius. There will be no cloud cover and no chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north-northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Modester Mupachikwa, Sharne Mayers, Natthakan Chantham, Naruemol Chaiwai, Kelis Ndlovu, Chanida Sutthiruang, Josephine Nkomo, Nattaya Boochatham, Precious Marange, Nomvelo Sibanda
Date: September 19, 2022
Time: 4.30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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