The eighth match of the Women’s Super Smash will be played between Central Hinds and Northern Brave on December 31 at Pukekura Park in New Plymouth. The game will begin at 2.30 AM IST (10 AM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their third game of the tournament, losing their last two fixtures.
Central Hinds: Natalie Dodd (wk), Kate Gaging, Kerry-Anne Tomlinson, Emily Cunningham, Gemma Sims, Cate Pedersen, Hannah Rowe, Jess Watkin (c), Mikaela Greig, Georgia Atkinson, Ocean Bartlett, Claudia Green, Rosemary Mair, Melissa Hansen, Monique Rees, Ashtuti Kumar, Anna Gaging
Northern Brave: Bernadine Bezuidenhout (Wk), Caitlin Gurrey, Carol Agafili, Sam Barriball, Yasmeen Kareem, Brooke Halliday, Eimear Richardson (c), Lucy Boucher, Nensi Patel, Tash Wakelin, Holly Topp (Wk), Amanda-Jade Wellington, Charlotte Sarsfield, Emma Baker, Eve Wolland, Kayley Knight, Lauren Heaps, Marama Downes, Marina Lamplough, Phoebe Graham, Shriya Naidu
Players to Watch
The right-arm speedster of Central Hinds was one of the two wicket-takers for her team in her last outing against Canterbury Magicians. She opened the bowling with Jess Watin and claimed 22/1 in 3.5 overs. She bowled well with the new ball and in the death overs.
The talented all-rounder of Central Hinds top-scored in the last match against Canterbury Magicians. The right-hander, batting at number six, mustered 30 off 32, including three boundaries and a six. With the ball, the right-arm quick bowled two overs and conceded 11 runs.
The right-arm medium-pace bowler of Northern Brave was one of the two successful bowlers for her side in the last fixture against Otago Sparks. She scalped 12/1 in three overs and was the most economical bowler. She opened the bowling with Shriya Naidu and struck on the first ball of her spell.
The right-handed opening batter of Northern Brave scored a brilliant 41 off 30 in her last appearance against Otago Sparks. She muscled four boundaries in her knock. She held the innings together and batted till the 14th over.
It will be the second game of the tournament at the venue. Though the last match was a low-scoring affair with 177 runs being scored, the conditions here look good for batting. The batters will enjoy batting on this surface. Given the morning start, fast bowlers will have some assistance in the first hour of play.
The weather is expected to be nice with plenty of sunshine. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 23 degrees Celsius. There will be a one percent cloud cover and a zero percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south.
Fantasy Playing XI
Natalie Dodd, Caitlin Gurrey, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Mikaela Greig, Nensi Patel, Hannah Rowe, Jess Watkin, Claudia Green, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Georgia Atkinson, Kayley Knight,
Date: December 31, 2022
Time: 2.30 AM IST (10 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
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