Otago Sparks are expected to register their second win on the bounce by beating Central Hinds.
The 11th match of the Women’s Super Smash T20 will be played between Central Hinds and Otago Sparks at the University of Otago Oval in Dunedin.
The match is scheduled to start at 11:40 AM local time (3:50 AM IST) and it will be streamed live on Fancode.
After a short break, enthralling T20 action is all set to resume in New Zealand. In the Women’s Super Smash 2020/21, the two teams languishing at the bottom of the points table will lock horns. Both Otago Sparks and Central Hinds have been unimpressive, with only a win separating the two teams.
The Otago Sparks have registered one win and two defeats, while the Hinds have lost all of their four games so far. This game is going to be extremely crucial for both the sides, as embarking on a winning spree is what the need of the hour is for both.
OS-W vs CH-W Weather Report for Match 11:
It will be pleasantly cold at Dunedin tomorrow, with the temperature expected to be around 13 °C. The chances of precipitation are only 20%.
This is going to be the first Women’s Super Smash 2020/21 game at the University of Otago Oval. In the lone game that was played here in the last edition, the pitch favoured the bowlers.
Average first innings score:
104 (One Women’s Super Smash 2019/20 played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 1, Lost – 0, Tie – 0
Injury and Availability News:
Molly Loe has not been included in Sparks’ squad as they have gone with a 12-woman squad.
Central Hinds’ Anlo van Deventer is unavailable for selection while Rosemary Mair is out with a side strain. Ashtuti Kumar and Kate Gaging have been called up as replacements.
OS-W vs CH-W Probable Playing XIs:
Polly Inglis, Millie Cowan, Katey Martin (c & wk), Hayley Jensen, Caitlin Blakely, Bella James, Gemma Adams, Eden Carson, Emma Black, Sophie Oldershaw, Bhagya Herath
Natalie Dodd (wk), Emily Cunningham, Jess Watkin (c), Hannah Rowe, Mikaela Grieg, Georgia Atkinson, Melissa Hansen, Kerry-Anne Tomlinson, Claudia Green, Ashtuti Kumar, Monique Rees
OS-W vs CH-W Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Wicketkeeper-batsman Natalie Dodd has been in fine form with the bat for the Hinds. She has scored 135 runs at a fantastic average of 45.
With the ball, Jess Watkin has done a commendable job for the Hinds. She has scalped 4 wickets. Though she hasn’t been able to find his rhythm with the bat yet, Watkin can prove to be lethal when she does.
Hannah Rowe has amassed 55 runs for the Hinds at an average of almost 20. She has picked up only a single wicket so far, but Rowe’s career numbers prove that she can be a very efficient bowler.
Polly Inglis has been Sparks’ brightest spark with the bat in this competition so far. She has scored 97 runs at an average of over 30.
Hayley Jensen has provided Inglish with praiseworthy support in Sparks’ batting lineup. She has scored 58 runs at an average of almost 20. Jensen can also earn you points with the ball.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Jess Watkin, Hannah Rowe
Vice-Captain Options – Natalie Dodd, Hayley Jensen
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for OS-W vs CH-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Natalie Dodd, Polly Inglis
Batters – Caitlin Blakely, Millie Cowan, Emily Cunningham
All-Rounders – Jess Watkin (C), Hannah Rowe, Hayley Jensen (VC)
Bowlers – Emma Black, Sophie Oldershaw, Melissa Hansen
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for OS-W vs CH-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Natalie Dodd (VC)
Batters – Caitlin Blakely, Kerry-Anne Tomlinson, Bella James
All-Rounders – Jess Watkin, Hannah Rowe (C), Mikaela Grieg, Gemma Adams
Bowlers – Emma Black, Eden Carson, Melissa Hansen
Sophie Oldershaw has registered a couple of wickets to her name and has also maintained an economy rate of slightly over 7 runs per over. She can be a clever pick at 8.5 Cr.
Today’s OS-W vs CH-W Probable Winners:
Otago Sparks are expected to win this match.