Match no. 6 of the ongoing 02 edition of the FairBreak will see Sapphires play Spirit at the Kowloon Cricket Club at 7:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST). The two when played each other in the inaugural edition, last summer, the Spirit were all over Sapphires with a thumping 55-run win.
In the edition thus far, while the Spirit with a win in their lone outing bagged the maximum of 4 points, Sapphires with a defeat in their lone outing and 0 points on the board are seeded at the bottom of the points table.
Sapphires: Sana Mir (C), Jivana Aras, Erin Burns, Kary Chan, Aditi Chudasama, Babette de Leede, Tash Farrant, Shabnim Ismail, Sibona Jimmy, Geetika Kodali, Gaby Lewis, Katie Mack, Maryam Omar, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Pull To
Spirit: Nicola Carey (C), Gargi Bhogle, Nattaya Boochatham, Sarah Bryce, Naruemol Chaiwai, Betty Chan, Natthakan Chantam, Yasmin Daswani, Sophia Dunkley, Mahika Gaur, Ayabonga Khaka, Bismah Maroof, Shizuka Miyaji, Nensi Patel, Kerry-Anne Tomlinson
Players to watch out:
The 29-year-old Australian opener has got experience playing in the Women’s Big Bash League (W-BBL) for Adelaide Strikers, and in England as well having played for Essex and the Birmingham Phoenix in The Women’s Hundred. The experienced opener got her campaign underway with a fine 21 and should look to have a good season edition.
The 34-year-old Australian all-rounder has got massive experience playing in major cricketing tournaments across the globe, be it the Women’s Premier League in India, age-group cricket in Australia, The Hundred in England, or the Wellington women in New Zealand.
The 32-year-old New Zealand-born Dutch cricketer in international cricket in 4 innings has got 77 runs with the highest of 34 and in as many innings with the ball has picked up a couple of wickets. Kerry has started off on a good note with a 20 in the opener.
The 34-year-old Hong Kong local in international cricket has bagged 37 wickets in 33 innings and has got to 60 runs in 16 innings. Betty was brilliant against the Barmy Army as she went on to register figures of 2/15 off her 3 in her first game of the tournament.
The 22-yards at the Kowloon Cricket Club have got runs in them this summer and it isn’t the traditional bowlers’ paradise that we are used to seeing. The evenly balanced tracks are a highlight as there are rewards for shots and bowlers too get a good bounce and spin off the surface.
With the temperature forecasted at around 22 °C and no chances of rain, we will be treated to a complete game of cricket. A cloudy overhead and windy conditions will sit well with the pacers.
Fantasy playing XI:
Sarah Bryce, Babette de Leede, Sophia Dunkley, Erin Burns, Natthakan Chantam, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Kerry-Anne Tomlinson, Betty Chan, Nicola Carey, Ayabonga Khaka, Mahika Gaur
Date: 7th April 2023
Time: 7:30 AM IST
Venue: Kowloon Cricket Club
Broadcast: In India, the tournament will be telecasted on Sony Sports and will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.