1st semifinals: Ireland v Zimbabwe | Squads | Players to watch | play fantasy XI | live streaming
The first semi-final of the 2022 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers will be played on September 23 at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium between Ireland and Zimbabwe. Game starts at 4:30pm IST.
Both teams have won two of their three games in the league phase of this competition. While Zimbabwe led Group B, Ireland finished second in Group A behind Bangladesh, a team that has won all three round-robin games.
head to head
Ireland and Zimbabwe have never played each other. It will be their first T20I.
Ireland: Laura Delany (c), Rachel Delaney, Georgina Dempsey, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Sophie MacMahon, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Eimear Richardson, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron
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
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The right-hander from Ireland won the Player of the Match award in her last match against Scotland. She trained 66 out of 37, including 13 limits, and registered her seventh half century in T20Is. In the process, she sewed a 62-run partnership with Orla Prendergast for the second wicket.
The bowling opener, the pace right-wing sensation from Ireland, was one of the team’s most successful bowlers in her last appearance against Scotland. She maintained 19/2 in three overs and batted in her second and third overs. She bowled well with the new ball and was effective on the power play.
The right-hander from Zimbabwe scored as many balls as many balls in her last game against the United Arab Emirates with 23 runs. She hit four limits in her innings. Although she made a steady start with her opening partner Kelis Ndlovu and compiled 34 runs, she went down against the run of the game.
The Zimbabwean all-rounder had a good game in the last game against the United Arab Emirates as she scored 20/2 in her full odds of four overs. The left arm slow spinner rolled well in the death overs and batted in the 16th and 18th overs of the match. Other than that, she’s a solid left-hander.
This is the seventh game of the tournament at this venue. Of the six games played here, the teams that bat first and second have each won three. The first inning average score is 108, and the second inning average score is 96. The wicket looked good for the batting. Of the 12 innings played here, the bowling team was able to pinch the opponent only once.
The weather promises lots of sunshine. It will be very warm with low humidity. The highest daily temperature is 41 degrees Celsius. There is no cloud cover and no chance of rain. The wind is blowing from the northeast
Fantasy Game XI
Modester Mupachikwa, Gaby Lewis, Amy Hunter, Sharne Mayers, Kelis Ndlovu, Laura Delany, Eimear Richardson, Orla Prendergast, Nomvelo Sibanda, Arlene Kelly, Jane Maguire
date: September 23, 2022
time: 4:30 p.m. IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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