The 5th match of the 2019 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier between Namibia Women and Thailand Women will be hosted by the Forthill in Dundee.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (9:00 AM GMT) (2:30 PM IST).
This match will be live on T20 World Cup Facebook page.
Thailand Women kept the expectations over them alive as they won the first match against the Netherlands Women by a comfortable margin. In the game that was reduced to 9 overs per side, the Thailand team posted 76 runs without losing a wicket. Medium-pacer Chanida Sutthiruang took 3/5 in the limited two overs as the Netherlands fell 31 runs short of the target.
In this process, Thailand became only the 2nd team to win a T20I without losing a wicket while batting first. South Africa Women recorded the first such instance in 2014 WT20 against Pakistan. The Thailand Women will now take on the Namibia Women on Sunday. The team from Namibia faltered in their first game where they were restricted to 83/9 by Ireland before chasing it down in 14.3 overs.
Only 14 overs were possible on the first day of the tournament at the Forthill due to rain. The rain threat remains on the 2nd day as well but is better than on Saturday. There could be drizzle from 12 PM local time by which we could have enough match to decide the winner.
The warm-up matches did indicate spin domination in Dundee. Spinners picked five of the eight wickets that fell at this venue on day 1 suggesting the same. There could be a bit of moisture due to early start and pacers could find help with the new ball.
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Probable Playing XIs:
Adri van der Merwe, Kayleen Green, Yasmeen Khan (C), Irene van Zyl, Sune Wittmann, Reehana Khan, Petro Enright, Dietlind Foerster, Wilka Mwatile, Eveleen Kejarukua, Sylvia Shihepo.
Bench: Arrasta Diergaardt, Merczerly Gorases, Victoria Hamunyela
Naruemol Chaiwai, Nattakan Chantam, Nannapat Koncharoenkai (WK), Nattaya Boochatham, Chanida Sutthiruang, Sornnarin Tippoch (C), Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Soraya Lateh, Suleeporn Laomi, Wongpaka Liengprasert.
Bench: Rosenan Kanoh, Phannita Maya, Arriya Yenyueak
Nattaya Boochatham and Chanida Sutthiruang have unique record in the current Thailand team. Both the players have scored over 250 runs and claimed 30+ wickets in this format. Kayleen Green has kept wickets recently alongside bowling in the same game. However, he played as an all-rounder in the previous match and opened with the bat and ball for Namibia.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Nattaya Boochatham, Chanida Sutthiruang, Kayleen Green
Vice-Captain Options – Sornnarin Tippoch, Yasmeen Khan, Irene van Zyl, Adri van der Merwe
Namibia’s Irene van Zyl has ten wickets in ten T20Is at an average of 9.6. She was one of the three players to cross single digits in their first match.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kayleen Green
Batters – Nattakan Chantam, Naruemol Chaiwai, Adri van der Merwe
All-Rounders – Sune Wittmann, Chanida Sutthiruang (C), Nattaya Boochatham, Sornnarin Tippoch
Bowlers – Sylvia Shihepo, Suleeporn Laomi, Irene van Zyl (VC)
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kayleen Green (VC)
Batters – Adri van der Merwe, Nattakan Chantam, Dietlind Foerster
All-Rounders – Nattaya Boochatham (C), Sornnarin Tippoch, Chanida Sutthiruang, Petro Enright
Bowlers – Suleeporn Laomi, Irene van Zyl, Onnicha Kamchomphu
Thailand Women continue to stick to their strong 11 players irrespective of the shortened game. However, Namibia also is expected to go unchanged as their first game was finished without interruption.
Thailand Women are expected to add one more win to their tally.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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