The 1st match of the Women’s Super Smash will be played between Wellington Blaze & Auckland Hearts at the Basin Reserve, Wellington on December 24th, Thursday.
The match is scheduled to start at 2:40 AM IST (10:10 AM local time). It will be streamed live on Fancode in India.
Wellington Blaze had an unbeaten run in the last season and were crowned champions. On the other hand, Hearts won 6 out of 10 games in the league stage and went to the finals. In the final, Wellington looked a better team on the day and Hearts had to finish second. With this season’s opener, featuring the 2 finalists a nail-biter is on the cards and we’re all set to witness a cracker of a competition.
High chances of rain in typical New Zealand conditions with a cool breeze blowing around, let’s hope the match does not get affected by the rain.
The wicket in Wellington has always been evenly paced with help initially to the swing bowlers but eventually it’s the batsmen who have had the last laugh.
Average first innings score
162 (2 T20 matches played at this venue)
Injury and Availability News:
Will be updated when there is an update
WB-W vs AH-W Probable Playing XIs:
Jessica McFadyen, Maddy Green, Rebecca Burns, Caitlin King, Georgia Plimmer, Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr, Leigh Kasperek, Jess Kerr, Bethany Molony and Thamsyn Newton.
Sarah Carnachan, Kate Perkins, Lauren Down, Regina Lilli, Saachi Shahri, Anna Peterson, Bella Armstrong, Skye Bowden, Roz McNeill, Jane Barnett and Arlene Kelly.
Sophie Devine: The star New Zealand all rounder has always been a valuable pick and in her last 5 T20 games she has scored 39,78,117,116 & 137 fantasy points making her a go-to Captain option in your team.
Amelia Kerr: Another all rounder option without whom you simply cannot make your fantasy team. In her last 5 T20 outings, Kerr has at least picked up one wicket.
Bethany Molony: Molony is coming into this tournament after she’s had 3 great T20 games picking up 5 wickets and putting her team on top of the competition.
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Maddy Green: The Kiwi batter has dropped hints of great form in the recent past and her big day might just be round the corner. Striking it at 87, Green has the knack of picking gaps and hitting the long ball.
Katie Perkins: 63, 45 and 39 have been her last 3 limited overs innings that would have given Perkins the confidence to play her natural game in the season’s opener. Striking it at 94, Auckland would be all ‘hearts’ for her upcoming performance.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr
Vice-Captain Options – Bethany Molony, Maddy Green
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WB-W vs AH-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jessica McFadyen
Batters – Maddy Green (VC), Kate Perkins, Lauren Down, Regina Lilli
All-Rounders – Sophie Devine (C), Amelia Kerr
Bowlers – Leigh Kasperek, Bethany Molony, Roz McNeill, Jane Barnett
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WB-W vs AH-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sarah Carnachan
Batters – Maddy Green, Kate Perkins, Lauren Down, Rebecca Burns
All-Rounders – Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr (C), Leigh Kasperek
Bowlers – Bethany Molony (VC), Jess Kerr, Anna Peterson
Interruption of rain will help the team batting second in case the number of overs are reduced so choose more players from team batting 2nd.
Wellington Blaze 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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