The 4th match of the Women’s Super Smash 2019-20 will be played between Central Hinds and Northern Spirit at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (9:00 PM GMT – Prev Day) (2:30 AM IST).
The Central Hinds start off the Women’s Super Smash 2019-20 will a comfortable win against the last year runners Canterbury Magicians. Emily Cunningham and Natalie Dodd scored the majority of their team’s total of 137/7. The Magicians’ skipper Frankie Mackay kept the fight intact until she got out in the 18th over at the score of 112. The Hinds will face Northern Spirit in the morning match at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval. The Northern Spirit will be in action for the first time this season as they did not feature on the opening day of the tournament.
The Bert Sutcliffe Oval is likely to be under periodic clouds but no rain is forecasted for Saturday.
Compared to the other grounds in Lincoln, the Bert Sutcliffe Oval is better in terms of scoring. During the last season, three of the four matches recorded totals over 120. A target as high as 159 was also got chased down in that edition. With good pitches seen on the opening day of the tournament, we can expect same on Saturday at the Sutcliffe Oval.
Average first innings score: 125 (Women’s Super Smash 2018/19)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Jess Watkin (Co-Captain), Emily Cunningham, Natalie Dodd (WK), Anlo Van Deventer, Kerry Tomlinson, Hannah Rowe (Co-Captain), Rosemary Mair, Mikaela Greig, Georgia Atkinson/Claudia Green, Monique Rees, Kate Baxter.
Bench – Melissa Hansen, Georgia Atkinson/Claudia Green.
Felicity Leydon-Davis, Kate Anderson, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Carolyn Esterhuizen, Katie Gurrey, Brooke Halliday, Olivia Lobb, Lily Mulivai, Shriya Naidu, Eimear Richardson, Charlotte Sarsfield.
Bench – Lauren Heaps.
Jess Watkin had an average 2018/19 season as she aggregated 75 runs and claimed 5 wickets across seven matches. She opens the batting and bowls four overs which is enough for being top-performer. Katie Gurrey was brilliant with the bat in the last edition as she amassed 298 runs in 42.57 with help of four fifties in seven innings. Hannah Rowe bagged 8 wickets in 8 games in 2018/19 and started the ongoing tournament with a 3-fer.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Katie Gurrey, Jess Watkin, Hannah Rowe
Vice-Captain – Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Natalie Dodd, Eimear Richardson.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Bernadine Bezuidenhout (VC), Natalie Dodd
Batters – Katie Gurrey, Emily Cunningham, Kerry Tomlinson
All-Rounders – Jess Watkin (C), Kate Anderson, Hannah Rowe
Bowlers – Rosemary Mair, Carolyn Esterhuizen, Eimear Richardson
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Bernadine Bezuidenhout
Batters – Katie Gurrey (C), Emily Cunningham, Kerry Tomlinson
All-Rounders – Jess Watkin, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Kate Anderson, Hannah Rowe (VC)
Bowlers – Rosemary Mair, Monique Rees, Eimear Richardson
There won’t be a chance to pick more than three players from batters’ category as the maximum limit has to be used for all-rounders and keepers categories. In such a case, Anlo Van Deventer will be a dark horse pick. She bagged a duck in the first match and has four single-digit scores in six innings this season.
Central Hinds is expected to register their 2nd consecutive win.
*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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