The 10th match of the Women’s Super Smash 2019-20 will be played between Canterbury Magicians and Wellington Blaze at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
The match starts at 12:40 PM local time (11:40 PM GMT – Prev Day) (5:10 AM IST).
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The Sunday’s afternoon match will be between the last year’s finalists, the Canterbury Magicians and Wellington Blaze at the Hagley Oval which will be telecasted. The runners-up, Magicians, had a tough to this edition losing both the match by a big margin. Their skipper Frankie Mackay had no support while batting in both matches where they were chasing big scores. The defending champions, Blaze, started the tournament with a huge 66-run win against the Otago Sparks. On Saturday, they clinched the match against Central Hinds by 10 wickets as they bundled out the Hinds to just 56.
Hagley Oval in Christchurch is likely to be under periodic clouds but no rain is forecasted for Sunday.
The Hagley Oval produced high-scoring matches during the last edition of the tournament. Both the matches recorded 160+ totals which include a comfortable successful 166-run chase. Over the last two days, we have witnessed 150+ totals quite often and hence we expect the same to continue here in Christchurch where boundaries are marginally shorter.
Average first innings score: 167 (Women’s Super Smash 2018/19)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Frankie Mackay (C), Kirsty Nation, Jacinta Savage, Gabby Sullivan, Lea Tahuhu, Ella Chandler, Laura Hughes, Missy Banks, Nat Cox (WK), Jess Simmons, Allie Mace-Cochrane.
Bench – Sarah Asmussen, Georgia Edge.
Sophie Devine (C), Rachel Priest (WK), Rebecca Burns, Maddy Green, Amelia Kerr, Leigh Kasperek, Thamsyn Newton, Liz Green-Perry, Jess Kerr, Beth Molony, Deanna Doughty.
Bench – Jess McFadyen.
Frankie Mackay aggregated 367 runs at an average of 73.4 with help of three fifties and bagged nine during the last edition. She started with scores of 44 and 49 on the first day but went wicketless in both matches despite bowling full four overs. Jacinta Savage took four wickets across two matches including a 3-wicket haul on the first day. Jess Kerr claimed six wickets in nine matches during the last edition. She made a good start to the current tournament with five wickets already from only two matches.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Sophie Devine, Frankie Mackay, Maddy Green
Vice-Captain – Lea Tahuhu, Jacinta Savage, Rachel Priest
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rachel Priest
Batters – Nat Cox, Maddy Green, Liz Green-Perry
All-Rounders – Sophie Devine (C), Frankie Mackay (VC), Jacinta Savage
Bowlers – Deanna Doughty, Gabby Sullivan, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Laura Hughes
Batters – Kirsty Nation, Maddy Green (VC), Rebecca Burns
All-Rounders – Frankie Mackay (C), Sophie Devine, Jacinta Savage, Amelia Kerr
Bowlers – Deanna Doughty, Gabby Sullivan, Leigh Kasperek
Lea Tahuhu didn’t play in the 2nd match of Magicians on Friday. It could be due to extra effort put on Friday morning where she performed with both bat and ball. We expect her to recover for the match on Sunday.
Wellington Blaze is expected to complete a hat-trick of wins.
*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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