Namibian Women’s Cricket Team photo (Image Courtesy: Emerging Cricket)
Namibia Women will lock horns with Zimbabwe Women in the final of the Capricorn Women’s Tri-Series 2022 at the Wanderers Cricket Ground in Windhoek on Tuesday.
Namibia have momentum coming into this game, coming off a hard-fought victory over Uganda. Bowling first, Namibia restricted Ugandar to 93 in their allotted 20 overs. Kayleen Green top-scored with 31* before a magnificent cameo from Edelle van Zyl (27* off 15 balls) helped Namibia get across the line with one delivery and five wickets to spare.
Zimbabwe, meanwhile, beat Namibia comprehensively in their last game. After being asked to bat first, the Zimbabwe openers – Kelis Ndlovu (58* off 63 balls) and Sharne Mayers (68* off 57 balls) – put up a unbeaten 156-run partnership. Francisca Chipare then picked up two wickets as Namibia were restricted to only 89 in response.
Namibia Women vs Zimbabwe Women Match Details
Match: Namibia Women vs Zimbabwe Women, Final, Capricorn Women’s Tri-Series, 2022.
Date and Time: April 26, 2022; Tuesday, 05:30 PM IST.
Venue: Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, Namibia.
The pitch at the Wanderers Cricket Ground is good for batting. Batters enjoy batting on this surface, as the ball comes nicely onto the bat. Bowlers have to be disciplined with their lines and lengths on this surface.
The temperature is expected to range between 9 and 27 degrees Celsius. There is no chance of rain predicted, so a full game should ensue.
Sune Wittmann, Jurriene Diergaardt, Yasmeen Khan (wk), Wilka Mwatile, Kayleen Green, Adri van der Merwe, Irene van Zyl (c), Dietlind Foerster, Edelle van Zyl, Sylvia Shihepo, Victoria Hamunyela.
Sharne Mayers, Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano, Mary-Anne Musonda (c), Modester Mupachikwa (wk), Kelis Ndlovu, Anesu Mushangwe, Precious Marange, Josephine Nkomo, Loryn Phiri, Nomvelo Sibanda, Michelle Mavunga.
Namibia and Zimbabwe have both fared fell in the series. However. Zimbabwe have a better balance than the opposition, so expect them to come out on top.
Prediction: Zimbabwe Women to win.
Telecast details and channel list
Live Streaming: Cricket Namibia Facebook page.