The 21st match of the Women’s Super Smash will be played between Auckland Hearts & Central Hinds at the Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland on January 23rd, Saturday.
The match is scheduled to start at 4:10 AM IST and will be streamed live on FanCode.
The third-placed Auckland Hearts will take on the last-placed Central Hinds in the 21st match of the Women’s Super Smash. While the Hearts have won 4 out of their 6 games, the Hinds are currently at the bottom of the table having mustered just a solitary win from 7 matches.
In their previous game against the Northern Spirits, the Hearts were proficient in every department of the game. After restricting their opposition for a paltry score of just 97, the Hearts romped home with 6 wickets and 14 balls to spare.
On the other hand, the Hinds finally opened their account in the tournament in the previous game by beating the Otago Sparks in a rain-affected encounter. Batting first, the Hinds posted a total of 126 runs on the board. In reply, the Sparks’ scorecard read 59/3 after 8 overs before the match was halted by rain. And, it was found that the Sparks were 6 runs short of the D/L par score.
The temperature for this rubber is set to be around 22 degrees. There is also a chance that there might be a drizzle that might interrupt the game.
This pitch will be one where the bowlers will once again come into play. If the bowlers manage to hit the right areas, then they can make life uncomfortable for the batswomen.
Average first innings score
The average first innings score in the last 5 T20I games is 93.
Record of chasing teams
The teams chasing have won 2 out of the 5 games played here.
Injury and Availability News
There is no update as of now
AUC-W vs CST-W Today’s Probable Playing XIs
Lauren Down, Bella Armstrong, Holly Huddleston, Fran Jonas, Arlene Kelly, Tariel Lamb, Regina Lilii, Molly Penfold, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Saachi Shahri
Jess Watkin, Hannah Rowe, Georgia Atkinson, Emily Cunningham, Natalie Dodd, Kate Gaging, Claudia Green, Melissa Hansen, Ashtuti Kumar, Monique Rees, Anlo Van Deventer
Probable Top Performers for Today’s 11 wickets match
Holly Huddleston- Holly Huddleston is probably having the time of her life. In the game against the Northern Spirit side, it was Huddleston who made the Northern Spirits batswomen appear clueless. In the 4 overs that she bowled, the right arm pacer picked up 3 wickets, giving away just 14 runs. She is the leading wicket-taker for the Hearts in this tournament, having scalped 10 wickets thus far.
Arlene Kelly- Another bowler who can trouble the Central Hinds side in tomorrow’s game is Arlene Kelly. The pacer has so far picked up 9 wickets in the Super Smash and looks menacing with the ball in hand. Kelly also has the best dot ball percentage in the tournament, having bowled a whopping 61.06% of dot balls so far.
Katie Perkins- Katie Perkins was the catalyst of Auckland’s win over the Northern Spirits in the previous game. The batter scored a patient 48 ball 52 to allow her side to chase down the target with 6 wickets to spare without any major hiccup. If she can come good in tomorrow’s game, then the Central Hinds will have a lot of headaches to contend with.
Anlo Van Deventer- Anlo Van Deventer was at her menacing best in last game that Central Hinds played. The right-handed batswoman scored a raging 40 ball 63, consisting of 4 fours and 2 sixes to help her side to post a competitive total of 126 runs in the allotted 17 overs. Deventer has been in decent form in this tournament, and has scored 145 runs at a strike rate of close to 120 (118.85).
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Lauran Down, Jess Watkin
Vice-Captain Options – Arlene Kelly, Holly Huddleston
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AUC-W vs CST-W 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket
Keeper – Natalie Dodd
Batters – Anlo Van Deventer, Laura Down, Katie Perkins
All-Rounders – Jess Watkin (C), Hanna Rowe
Bowlers – Jesse Prasad, Arlene Kelly, Holly Huddleston (VC), Claudia Green, Georgia Atkinson
12th Man – Molly Penfold
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AUC-W vs CST-W 11 wickets Fantasy Cricket
Keeper – Natalie Dodd
Batters – Anlo Van Deventer, Laura Down (C), Katie Perkins, Kate Gaging
All-Rounders – Jess Watkin, Hanna Rowe
Bowlers – Jesse Prasad, Arlene Kelly (VC), Holly Huddleston, Claudia Green
12th Man – Molly Penfold
At this stage, it is really tough to look past either Holly Huddleston or Arlene Kelly. Expect either or even both of them to come good in tomorrow’s game.
Today’s CM-W vs AH-W Probable Winners
Auckland Hearts are expected to win this match.
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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