The 24th match of the Women’s Super Smash will be played between Northern Spirit & Auckland Hearts at the Seddon Park, Hamilton on January 29th, Friday.
The match is scheduled to start at 11:40 am IST and will be streamed live on FanCode.
Both sides are entering into this game after a loss, but it is the Northern Spirit who have been under the hammer, as they have lost 4 games in a row after having a steady start to the tournament. Hearts, on the other hand, were outfoxed by a brilliant upset caused by backbenchers Hinds.
Auckland looks a better side, because the last time these 2 teams clashed, it was the Hearts who bundled out the opposition for just 97 and pulled off a 6-wicket win. Hence, they will start this game as favourites.
NS-W vs AH-W Weather Report for Match 24:
We can expect great conditions to play a game of cricket at Hamilton, as the skies will be clear. The temperature will be hovering around the 21 degrees mark.
This is a balanced track where the spinners usually get a lot of turn and bounce. Again, this will be a track that captains would prefer to chase down totals on even though the story of the tournament has slightly favoured teams batting 1st.
Average first innings score
130 (last 5 T20 matches)
Record of chasing teams
Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tied – 0
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Injury and Availability News:
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NS-W vs AH-W Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Brooke Halliday, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Kate Anderson, Lucy Boucher, Annie Ewart, Caitlin Gurrey, Lauren Heaps, Nensi Patel, Eimear Richardson, Makayla Templeton, Charlotte Sarsfield
Lauren Down, Bella Armstrong, Holly Huddlestone, Fran Jonas, Arlene Kelly, Tariel Lamb, Regina Lilii, Molly Penfold, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Jesse Prasad, Saachi Shahri
NS-W vs AH-W Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Katie Perkins got the Hearts over the line with a sizzling half-century against the Spirit in the previous fixture and she would like to repeat her performance. Also, she averages 35 on this ground with a strike rate of close to 130 which would work in her favour in Hamilton.
Holly Huddleston has been absolutely unstoppable in this tournament, picking up around 2 to 3 wickets per game. She has also been giving some vital finishing touches when games have gone down to the wire. In the previous game against the same side, she picked 3 wickets and scored a vital 25 giving, Perkins a hand in finishing the game.
Arlene Kelly has been the pick of the bowlers for the Hearts. She has been responsible for removing the openers in almost every game and that has helped Hearts dominate the tournament so far. The last time she played against Spirit, she got 1 wicket with an economy rate of 3.5 runs per over.
Felicity Laydon-Davis has been one of the lone rangers from the Spirits who has not disappointed in the tournament so far no matter how many times the team has choked. She has just had one bad game in the previous fixture against the Magicians and would like to bounce back since she was the only one who came up with a fighting knock of 25 under tough conditions against the Hearts.
Nensi Patel almost switched the game to her side in the previous fixture against the Hearts, before Perkins and Huddleston took it away. She picked 3 scalps in that game and has been in form ever since giving away 3 runs per over and picking up at least 1 wicket per game.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Holly Huddleston, Nensi Patel
Vice-Captain Options – Arlene Kelly, Katie Perkins
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NS-W vs AH-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Annie Ewart
Batters – Kate Anderson, Brooke Halliday, Katie Perkins (VC)
All-Rounders – Nensi Patel, Eimear Richardson, Anna Peterson
Bowlers – Jesse Prasad, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Arlene Kelly, Holly Huddleston (C)
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NS-W vs AH-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Annie Ewart
Batters – Kate Anderson, Brooke Halliday, Katie Perkins, Caitlin Gurrey
All-Rounders – Nensi Patel (C), Eimear Richardson, Bella Armstrong
Bowlers – Jesse Prasad, Arlene Kelly (VC), Holly Huddleston
Keep an eye on the toss and choose more all-rounders and bowlers from the team batting first, as per the record at this ground.
Today’s NS-W vs AH-W Probable Winners:
Auckland Hearts are expected to win 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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