The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers kicked off on September 9, 2021. In the 12th match of the competition, Nigeria Women will face Uganda Women on September 11.
After winning the first game against Sierra Leone, Nigeria failed to accelerate their winning streak against Namibia. The Nigerian women failed to chase 126 runs as they could score only 66 runs in their 20 overs. The bowlers did a good job but the batsmen failed to support them. The batsmen will have to move on if they are to win against Uganda.
Uganda, on the other hand, lost their opening match against Namibia. It was a thrilling match as the Ugandans were reduced to just four runs. After being invited to bat, Namibia scored 105 on the board. Pursuing a minimal tomorrow, Uganda did not have a great start but some healthy contributions from middle-order batsmen helped them get closer to the target.
Five runs were required on the last ball and one wicket meant that they were less than four runs. In the next match against Nigeria, Uganda needs to come back together and unite. They will be anxious to turn their campaign around and all the guns should come out in flames.
Match: Nigeria Women v Uganda Women, Match 12, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier, 2021.
History: September 11, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 06:00 PM IST
Location: Botswana Cricket Association Oval 2, Gaborone, Botswana.
It is expected to be very cold in Botswana on Saturday. Temperatures are expected to hover between 8 and 27 degrees Celsius. There is no chance of rain and a full game can be played on Saturday.
Botswana Cricket Association Oval 2 The pitch in Botswana is a bit slow. This will help the spinners on both sides. We’ve seen some low scoring games at this level and this game will follow the same trend for the most part.
Playing XI prediction
The Nigerian women were good in the first game but suffered heavy losses in the next match. Steps need to be taken to get the batsmen back to winning ways. It is likely that the team will field the same XI that was against Namibia.
Uganda came close to winning their first game but lost by just four runs. The bowlers did a great job of limiting Namibia to 105 but the batsmen failed to perform. He will look forward to a better performance in his next match.
Playing XI: Proscovia Alco, Rachel Antono, Rita Masamali, Uncovered Nakisui (J), Easter Eloko, Stephanie Nimpina, Janet Mambazi, Kevin Oweno (WK), Evelyn Enipo, Irene Elomo, Conci Oviko.
Both sides are losing and they will try to bounce back in the tournament. Both sides look strong on paper, there is a competition cracker in the store. The Ugandan team is expected to top the table against Nigeria on Saturday.
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