Match No. 6 of the ongoing edition of the Charlotte Edwards Cup features a face-off between the Central Sparks and the Northern Diamonds. The match is scheduled to take place at Edgbaston, Birmingham on the 23rd of May, 2023, at 3:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The Central Sparks and the Northern Diamonds both won their opening matches against the Western Storm and Sunrisers, respectively. As two of the top teams in the tournament, their upcoming clash promises to be an intriguing contest.
Central Sparks – Eve Jones (C), Abbey Freeborn (WK), Amy Jones (WK), Ami Campbell, Bethan Ellis, Charis Pavely, Chloe Brewer, Davina Perrin, Poppy Davies, Emily Arlott, Erin Burns, Issy Wong, Katie George, Ria Fackrell, Anisha Patel, Ellie Anderson, Georgia Davis, Grace Potts, Hannah L Baker, Liz Russell
Northern Diamonds – Hollie Armitage (C), Bess Heath (WK), Lauren Winfield-Hill (WK), Chloe Tryon, Leah Dobson, Phoebe Turner, Rebecca Duckworth, Sterre Kalis, Abigail Glen, Beth Langston, Grace Hall, Katherine Fraser, Yvonne Graves, Emma Marlow, Jessica Woolston, Katie Levick, Lizzie Scott, Rachel Slater
Players to watch out:
The 30-year-old all-rounder has looked in sublime touch with scores of 67*, 69, and 73 in her recent outings during the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. While Eve didn’t manage a good score in the opener, the form she has been in lately ensures a quick turnaround.
The 25-year-old pacer on the back of a consistent run bagging 7 wickets in 5 outings during the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, now has got her T20 season underway with figures of 4/23 and a handy 13 with the bat.
The 25-year-old batting all-rounder has converted her starts of 30 and 36, from the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy to an explosive 36-ball 74 in the side’s opener in the ongoing Charlotte Edwards Cup edition.
The 18-year-old pacer was part of the English team that finished as runners-up in the junior World Cup. Lizzie in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy recorded a few best figures of 2/27, 2/47, and 2/17, and carried forward her to the T20 season registering figures of 2/27.
The center wicket at Edgbaston, Birmingham, offers a well-balanced track with a slight advantage for the bowlers over the batters, as reflected by the average score of around 130. Batters will need to tackle the challenge of lateral movement on this pitch to set a competitive total.
It will be a pleasant day for cricket at Edgbaston, Birmingham, with no expected rain interruptions and partly cloudy skies. The temperature will be around 14°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 60%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Lauren Winfield-Hill, Amy Jones, Eve Jones, Chloe Tryon, Erin Burns, Emily Arlott, Hollie Armitage, Katie Levick, Issy Wong, Georgia Davis, Grace Potts
Date – May 23, 2023
Time – 3:30 PM IST
Venue – Edgbaston, Birmingham
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