The 19th match of the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield 2020-21 will be played between Northern Spirit Women and Otago Sparks Women on 20th February at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
The match is scheduled to start at 10:00 AM Local time and 2:30 AM IST.
Northern Spirit Women will take on Otago Sparks Women in the 19th match of the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield 2020-21 on Saturday. After winning their first two matches against Wellington Blaze Women, Northern Spirit Women didn’t carry the winning momentum and lost 4 consecutive matches on the trot which made them push down the table to 4th Spot in the standings with 9 points. Northern Spirit Women will definitely be going to miss the services of Brooke Halliday who was the prolific run-scorer and also outstanding with the ball for them in this tournament. They want to regroup as a unit and perform well in the upcoming matches.
Meanwhile, Otago Sparks Women are yet to register their first win in this competition, having lost all their 6 matches, there is no doubt they are still sitting at the bottom of the table with no points to their name. They failed as a unit in all the departments, majorly with the bat, and can’t complain to the bowlers if you haven’t scored runs. Caitlin Blakely is the stand-alone performer for them scoring over 200 runs. Both the teams are coming back from massive setbacks, it will be interesting to see who will come on top.
NS-W vs OS-W Weather Report for Match 19:
It’s going to be sunny in Hamilton with the temperature ranging between 18 and 27 degrees Celsius and the humidity will be 60 percent. There is no chance of precipitation for this match.
It’s a good batting venue that offers equal assistance for the bowlers. The team batting first will have a firm grip over the match. The boundaries are quite smaller which even makes the batswoman clear the fence with ease. Whoever wins the toss should bat first on this venue.
Average first innings score:
270 (Last 3 complete domestic matches played on this venue)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 0, Lost – 3, Tie – 0
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Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
NS-W vs OS-W Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Northern Spirit Women
Caitlin Gurrey, Felicity Leydon Davis (c), Kate Anderson, Olivia Lobb (wk), Eimear Richardson, Lucy Boucher, Charlotte Sarsfield, Annie Ewart, Georgina Harris, Kayley Knight, Makayla Templeton
Otago Sparks Women
Gemma Adams, Caitlin Blakely, Bella James (c), Polly Inglis, Eden Carson, Emma Black, Sophie Gray (wk), Sophie Oldershaw, Marina Lamplough, Molly Loe, Saffron Wilson
NS-W vs OS-W Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match
Caitlin Gurrey is the second most runs scorer after Brooke Halliday for Northern Spirits Women in this competition. She has scored 170 runs in 6 innings at an average of 28.33 with the highest score of 55.
Eimear Richardson is a must pick in the all-rounder category for your Dream11 fantasy team. With the ball she has picked up 8 wickets at an economy of 4.17 and has scored 83 runs with the bat.
Northern Spirit Women skipper Felicity Leydon Davis also has done a decent job in both departments. She has scored 86 runs with the bat and has picked up 7 wickets at an economy of 4.09.
Caitlin Blakely is the most promising batswoman in the Otago Sparks unit, she has scored the most runs for her side, scoring 205 runs in 6 matches at an average of 41. Her role will be key for Otago Sparks Women at the top of the order.
Polly Inglis will be a good pick in the wicketkeepers category for your Dream11 fantasy team, as she has scored 160 runs in 6 matches at an average of 26.66 with the highest score of 53.
Emma Black is the pick of the bowler for Otago Sparks Women in this tournament with the most wickets. She has picked up 8 wickets in 6 matches at an economy of 4.9 with the best figures of 3 for 50.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Caitlin Blakely, Polly Inglis
Vice-Captain Options – Emma Black, Kate Anderson
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NS-W vs OS-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Olivia Lobb, Polly Inglis
Batters – Kate Anderson, Lucy Boucher, Caitlin Blakely (c), Bella James
All-Rounders – Felicity Leydon Davis, Eimear Richardson
Bowlers – Charlotte Sarsfield, Emma Black (vc), Molly Loe
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NS-W vs OS-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Polly Inglis (c)
Batters – Kate Anderson (vc), Lucy Boucher, Caitlin Blakely, Bella James
All-Rounders – Felicity Leydon Davis, Eimear Richardson, Eden Carson
Bowlers – Kayley Knight, Emma Black, Marina Lamplough
Caitlin Blakely is an excellent batswoman at the top order. Her runs are proof of what she has done so far in this competition. She is a must-pick for your Dream11 fantasy team and can lead the side as well.
Today’s NS-W vs OS-W Probable Winners:
Northern Spirit Women are expected to win this match.
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