The Final of the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield 2019-20 will be played between Northern Districts Women and Auckland Women at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.
The match starts at 10:30 PM local time (9:30 PM GMT – Prev Day) (3:00 AM IST).
The Northern Districts Women will host Auckland Women in the final of Hallyburton Johnstone Shield 2019-20 on Saturday. The Northern Districts finished as the table-toppers by winning 8 matches by Auckland won six. The Auckland Women made it to the final in two of the last three Domestic One-Day tournaments including the last edition. However, they ended up as the runners up on both instances. Auckland will look to change that this time around with the inclusion of some big names. Their batting will now be boosted by the inclusion of Lauren Down, Katie Perkins and skipper Anna Paterson.
Hamilton’s Seddon Park is expected to witness pleasant weather during the final without causing any interruptions.
The Seddon Park in Hamilton could well produce seaming tracks at times but is quite slow when it comes to Women’s matches. The three recent matches hosted by the venue recorded totals under 200. The game between Northern Districts and Auckland earlier in the tournament was won by the hosts while defending 193.
Average first innings score: 164 (Women’s T20s since 2019)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Northern Districts Women:
Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Katie Gurrey, Felicity Leydon-Davis (C), Eimear Richardson, Kate Anderson, Makayla Templeton, Olivia Lobb, Charlotte Sarsfield, Lily Mulivai, Carolyn Esterhuizen, Lauren Heaps,
Bench – Brooke Halliday, Lucy Boucher, Nensi Patel.
Lauren Down, Saachi Shahri, Arlene Kelly, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson (C), Regina Lilii, Holly Huddleston, Bella Armstrong, Fran Jonas, Tariel Lamb, Jane Barnett.
Bench – Roz McNeill, Amie Hucker, Jesse Prasad.
Anna Peterson scored 153 runs across 4 innings with help of an unbeaten hundred. She also claimed 10 wickets in six games including a 4-wicket haul. The Northern Districts’ captain Felicity Leydon-Davis has scored 297 runs with help of two fifties and picked up 5 wickets in the seven innings she bowled in the tournament.
Katie Perkins was quite consistent during the Women’s Super Smash with regular scores of 25+ runs. She continued that form in this competition with 266 runs across 6 innings at an average of 83.66. Katie Gurrey has been brilliant with the bat smashing two tons and 4 fifties. She scored 566 runs in 10 innings at an average of 80.85.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Katie Gurrey, Anna Peterson, Eimear Richardson.
Vice-Captain – Lauren Down, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Katie Perkins.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Bernadine Bezuidenhout
Batters – Lauren Down, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Katie Gurrey, Katie Perkins
All-Rounders – Anna Peterson, Bella Armstrong, Eimear Richardson (C)
Bowlers – Fran Jonas, Carolyn Esterhuizen, Jane Barnett
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Bernadine Bezuidenhout
Batters – Lauren Down, Katie Perkins, Katie Gurrey (VC)
All-Rounders – Anna Peterson (C), Kate Anderson, Bella Armstrong, Eimear Richardson
Bowlers – Lauren Heaps, Carolyn Esterhuizen, Fran Jonas
The suggested playing XIs provided by us have a lot of players similar. It is a reflection of their performances and the impact they are likely to have in this match. Most of them are returning after being part of the Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia and they were added to Dream11 only on the eve of the final.
Northern Districts have more inform players compared to Auckland and will have an edge in this match.
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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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