The 18th match of the Women’s Super Smash will be played between Auckland Hearts & Northern Spirit at the Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland on January 17th, Sunday.
The match is scheduled to start at 4:10 AM IST and will be streamed live on FanCode.
A crucial match up will get underway on 17th January 2021, when the Auckland Hearts take on the Northern Spirit. The two sides are the ‘mid cards’ of this tournament. While the Auckland side occupies third place with three wins from five games, the Northern Spirits are currently at fourth place, with three wins from six games.
The Auckland Women came out on top in their previous game against the Canterbury magicians. A decent performance in all departments of the game allowed the Auckland side to beat the Canterbury Women by 20 runs. On the other hand, the Northern Spirits endured a crushing loss in their previous encounter, as the Canterbury Women beat them in a convincing manner by 53 runs.
The weather in Eden Park is expected to be around 26 degrees Celsius. There is a high probability that rain might play spoilsport in tomorrow’s match. Also, humidity is expected to be around 72%.
This is a pitch that is a dream for a bowler. Pacers can trouble the batters on this wicket, and they need to take their time in the initial stages. Expect another low scoring encounter.
Average first innings score
In the last 5 T20 matches in this tournament, the average score has been 101.
Record of chasing teams
The teams chasing have won three games and lost two games thus far
Injury and Availability News
There is no update as of now
AH-W vs NS-W Today’s Probable Playing XIs
Lauren Down, Bella Armstrong, Sarah Carnachan, Holly Huddleston, Fran Jones, Arlene Kelly, Regina Lilii, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Jesse Prasad, Saachi Shahri
Tariel Lamb, Roz McNeill, Molly Penfold, Jane Barnett
Brooke Halliday (c), Kate Anderson, Caitlin Gurrey, Eimear Richardson, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Nensi Patel, Charlotte Sarsfield, Makayla Templeton, Lauren Heaps, Annie Hewart, Lucy Boucher
Naomi Matthews, Meddy Hyde
Top Performers for Today’s 11Wickets match
Kate Anderson- Kate Anderson looked fluent in the last game where she scored 38 before an unfortunate run out brought a premature end to her innings. If she gets going, then the Auckland Women will have plenty to worry about.
Bella Armstrong- Bella Armstrong steadied the ship for the Auckland Women in the previous match against Canterbury. The right-handed batter scored 39 off 29 balls and helped her side post a competitive total of 138 runs on the board.
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Holly Huddleston- Holly Huddleston is another bowler to watch out for. The right-arm pacer has so far picked up 7 wickets in the tournament. Against the Canterbury side, she picked up three wickets, giving away just 8 runs. She is an excellent value addition to your fantasy side.
Arlene Kelly- Arlene Kelly is the third-highest wicket-taker in the Super Smash Women’s edition of 2021. The right-arm medium pacer has been menacing this tournament, having scalped 8 wickets thus far.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain Options – Kate Anderson, Eimear Richardson
Vice-Captain Options – Holly Huddleston, Arlene Kelly
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AH-W vs NS-W 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sarah Carnachan
Batters –Kate Anderson, Brooke Halliday, Lucy Boucher
All-Rounders – Bella Armstrong, Eimear Richardson (VC), Anna Peterson (C)
Bowlers – Felicity Layden-Davis, Holly Huddleston, Arlene Kelly, Laura Heaps
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AH-W vs NS-W 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket
Keeper – Sarah Carnachan
Batters – Kate Anderson, Brooke Halliday, Lauren Down
All-Rounders – Bella Armstrong, Eimear Richardson (C)
Bowlers –Felicity Layden-Davis, Holly Huddleston, Arlene Kelly (VC), Laura Heaps, Jesse Prasad
Since the game will be at Eden Park Outer Oval, a place where bowlers can wreak havoc, Holly Huddleston would be the bowler you can bet your monies on.
Today’s AUC-W vs NOS-W Probable Winners
The Auckland Hearts will come out on top in this encounter.
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