Canterbury Magicians vs Otago Sparks | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

In the ongoing 2023 edition of the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield (HJS), Canterbury Magicians and Otago Sparks will compete on the 25th of November, 2023, at MainPower Oval, Rangiora at 3:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Canterbury Magicians vs Otago Sparks
Canterbury Magicians vs Otago Sparks


Canterbury Magicians – Laura Hughes (C), Kate Anderson, Sarah Asmussen, Nicola Clayton, Natalie Cox, Jodie Dean, Abigale Gerken, Boadicea Lynch, Frankie Mackay, Jacinta Savage, Isobel Sharp, Gabby Sullivan, Lea Tahuhu

Otago Sparks – Olivia Gain, Bella James, Caitlin Blakely, Felicity Robertson (C), Polly Inglis, Saffron Wilson, PJ Watkins, Harriett Cuttance, Eden Carson, Emma Black, Gemma Adams, Chloe Deerness, Sophie Oldershaw

Players to watch out:

Kate Anderson

The 27-year-old all-rounder had a stellar run in the previous edition of the HJS, amassing 343 runs from 9 outings and taking 6 wickets in 7 games. Kate, who recently made her international debut in the shortest format, will be high on confidence as she kicks off her ’23-24 domestic season after missing out on round 1 fixtures.

Jodie Dean

The 21-year-old batter accumulated 142 runs from 6 outings and recorded a highest score of 47, while in her sole bowling outing, she claimed a wicket in the HJS last summer. Jodie has started this edition of the tournament on the right foot, scoring 61 runs in a couple of outings with scores of 49 and 12*. She’ll be banked upon to continue with this momentum.

Felicity Robertson

The 29-year-old all-rounder had a decent run in the ’22/23 edition of HJS, managing 186 runs, with her best being 59, from 9 outings. Felicity didn’t bowl last summer, but in the opening game of this season, she produced bowling figures of 2/12. With the bat, she has shown promise in a couple of games so far, scoring 38* and 38. It’ll be hoped she continues to deliver the goods.

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Emma Black

The 22-year-old pacer had a decent season last edition, bagging 8 wickets from 9 outings. However, Emma has had a very promising start to her campaign this summer, picking up 7 wickets in just a couple of outings, recording figures of 4/12 and 3/35 in round 1 games. The team will count on her to continue delivering with the ball.


With an average score in the 190s, the 22 yards at MainPower Oval make up a well-balanced pitch that offers a fair contest between bat and ball. However, bowlers certainly have the upper hand, and batters who have spent sufficient time in the middle benefit, as scoring becomes easier.


With partly cloudy skies and a minimal chance of rain, the conditions are ideal for a complete game of cricket in Rangiora. The temperature is expected to hover around 12°C, with light winds and humidity of %.

Fantasy playing XI:

Polly Inglis, Isobel Sharp, Caitlin Blakely, Bella James, Frankie Mackay, Emma Black, Jodie Dean, Gabby Sullivan, Felicity Robertson, Eden Carson, Sarah Asmussen

Match details:

Date – November 25, 2023

Time – 3:00 AM IST

Venue – MainPower Oval, Rangiora

Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on Cricket New Zealand’s YouTube channel.

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