Match 26: Central Hinds vs Northern Brave | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report I

At Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, Central Hinds and Northern Brave will go up against each other in match no. 26 of the ongoing 2023-24 Hallyburton Johnstone Shield. The game is slated for the 17th of February 2024 at 3:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Pukekura Park, New Plymouth.
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth.


Central Hinds – Natalie Dodd (C, WK) Aniela Apperley, Georgia Atkinson, Ocean Bartlett, Flora Devonshire, Anna Gaging, Kate Gaging, Claudia Green, Ashtuti Kumar, Emma Mcleod, Thamsyn Newton, Hannah Rowe

Northern Brave – Eimear Richardson (C), Holly Topp(WK), Tash Wakelin, Nensi Patel, Caitlin Gurrey, Jess Watkin, Sam Barriball, Eve Wolland, Yasmeen Kareem, Marama Downes, Jesse Prasad, Kayley Knight, Shriya Naidu

Players to watch out:

Georgia Atkinson

The 23-year-old opening batter, from seven ’23/24 HJS appearances, has amassed 248 runs, including the highest of 89, while also sending down a few overs. Following a string of low scores, Georgia returned to form scoring a fine 44, and it’ll be hoped she carries forward this momentum while continuing to be rewarding with the ball.

Hannah Rowe

The 27-year-old all-rounder, from 6 HJS outings this edition, has picked up 7 wickets, including the best of 3/47, while with the bat, has only managed 96 runs. Hannah struggled for runs in the first leg fixtures, but found her footing in the Smash and, building on the momentum, notched up a solid 69 in her most recent game. She’ll be relied upon for the goods.

Jess Watkin

The 25-year-old all-rounder has accumulated 163 runs and bagged 7 wickets from 7 HJS outings this season. Jess hasn’t had the best of starts on HJS return, registering scores of 6 and 18, while returning figures of 0/37 and 0/34. She’ll be backed to convert her starts, make significant contributions, and also find her way back amongst wickets while continuing to be economical.

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Nensi Patel

The 21-year-old all-rounder, from 7 HJS games this summer, has been handy with the bat, chipping in 136 runs, while also striking 8 scalps. In her previous couple of outings, Nensi has produced figures of 0/21 and 1/39, and it’ll be expected of her to consistently be amongst the wickets. With the bat, she departed on scores of 17 and 9 and can be trusted to deliver.


Pukekura Park dishes out a balanced center wicket with a slight advantage for bowlers over batters, as evidenced by a modest average score in the 150s at the venue. The conditions will see pacers hold an advantage on the track.


The conditions at Pukekura Park are expected to be pleasant for the game, with mostly cloudy skies and a low chance of rain. The temperature is forecasted to hover around 21°C, with light winds and humidity of 90%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Natalie Dodd, Caitlin Gurrey, Jess Watkin, Ocean Bartlett, Nensi Patel, Georgia Atkinson, Marama Downes, Hannah Rowe, Claudia Green, Jesse Prasad, Kayley Knight

Match details:

Date – February 17, 2024

Time – 3:00 AM IST

Venue – Pukekura Park, New Plymouth

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

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