Match 29: Central Hinds vs Northern Brave | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report

In the ongoing 2023-24 Hallyburton Johnstone Shield, in match no. 29, Central Hinds and Northern Brave are scheduled to go up against each other on the 18th of February 2024. The game will be played at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, and live action commences 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:

Natalie Dodd

The 31-year-old keeper-batter, from 8 HJS outings this ’23/24 season, has amassed 253 runs, including the highest of 76. On HJS return, Natalie has registered successive scores of 41, 76, and 51, and it’ll be hoped she carries forward this momentum into the business end of the tournament, leading the charts.

Ocean Bartlett

The 20-year-old leg-spinner has scalped 9 wickets, with the best being 4/33, from 7 HJS innings this summer, maintaining an economy rate of 5.04. Ocean kicked off the 2nd leg fixtures registering season-best figures of 4/33 and followed up with figures of 2/50 and 1/21. It’ll be hoped she continues to lead the wickets tally.

Caitlin Gurrey

The 28-year-old keeper-batter, from 8 HJS appearances this edition, has added 282 runs to the tally, including the highest of 86. Caitlin’s scores from her previous outings read 5, 48, and 5, and it’ll be expected of the seasoned campaigner to capitalize on her recent scores, notching up a significant score in this game.

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Kayley Knight

The 20-year-old pacer, averaging 15.43 and maintaining an economy rate of 4.95, has bagged 16 wickets from 7 HJS games this summer. Kayley was outstanding in the first leg fixtures and following a quiet Smash season and figures of 0/36 on HJS return, she got back amongst the wickets with record figures of 7/35. She’ll be relied upon for the goods.


The 22-yard strip at Pukekura Park offers a balanced playing surface that slightly favors the bowlers. While it is conducive for batting, the average score in the 170s suggests there’s assistance for bowlers, pacers in particular.


With light winds, humidity at 87%, and the temperature expected to hover around 21°C, the conditions promise a complete game of cricket. Moreover, the forecast predicts cloudy skies, but the possibility of rain is minimal.

Fantasy playing XI:

Natalie Dodd, Caitlin Gurrey, Tash Wakelin, Georgia Atkinson, Nensi Patel, Ocean Bartlett, Marama Downes, Hannah Rowe, Claudia Green, Jesse Prasad, Flora Devonshire

Match details:

Date – February 18, 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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