The second match of the 2022 Arachas Super Series, a domestic competition in Ireland, will be played on May 8 between Dragons and Scorchers at North County in Dublin. It will be a 50-over match.
Match Preview – Match 2: Dragons v Scorchers Women
Dragons: Leah Paul (captain), Amy Caulfield, Alison Cowan, Zara Craig, Alana Dalzell, Mollie Devine, Sarah Forbes, Abbi Harrison, Amy Hunter, Charlotte Lyons, Kia McCartney, Kate McEvoy, Cara Murray, Orla Prendergast, Jemma Rankin
Scorchers: Gaby Lewis (captain)*, Christina Coulter Reilly, Rachel Delaney, Shauna Kavanagh, Anna Kerrison, Hannah Little, Sophie MacMahon, Niamh MacNulty, Aimee Maguire, Jane Maguire, Lara Maritz, Ellie McGee, Eimear Richardson, Jenny Sparrow, Siúin Woods
* Lewis will miss the first two weeks of the competition due to the Fairbreak Invitational in Dubai.
Players to watch out for
Leah Paul: She is a left handed batter and left arm spinner from Dragons, who has played international cricket for Ireland between 2017 and 2021. She has featured in nine ODIs and scored 254 runs, including a couple of half-centuries. With the ball, she has claimed four wickets in eight innings.
Amy Hunter: She is a right handed batter from Dragons, who made her international debut for Ireland in 2021. She has played five ODIs and mustered 128 runs, including one century. She has a healthy strike rate of 88 and average of 32.
Eimear Richardson: She is a veteran batting all-rounder from Scorchers, who has played international cricket for Ireland since 2005. She is a right hand batter and a right arm off spinner. With the bat, she has close to 400 ODI runs and with the ball, she has claimed 22 wickets, including a five wicket haul.
Shauna Kavanagh: This seasoned campaigner is a wicket-keeper and right handed middle order batter from Scorchers. She has been playing international cricket for Ireland since 2011. She has featured in 22 ODIs and mustered 191 runs in 16 innings.
The wicket will offer an exciting contest between bat and ball. With the weather not expected to play a spoil sport, expect a complete day of cricket. This will be the first match of the tournament at this venue. The fresh wicket will assist the batters while the bowlers can look to exploit the conditions at the start of the play.
Intervals of clouds and sunshine are expected through the day. The average temperature will be around 19 degrees Celsius. The expected cloud cover will be 62 percent with just eight percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south-west.
Fantasy Playing XI
Shauna Kavanagh, Amy Hunter, Anna Kerrison, Orla Prendergast, Eimear Richardson, Leah Paul, Rachel Delaney, Cara Murray, Kate McEvoy, Lara Maritz, Sophie MacMahon
Date: May 8, 2022
Time: 3.15pm IST
Venue: North County, Dublin
Live streaming: Fan Code
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