Match 12: Central Hinds v Auckland Hearts | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The 12th match of the Women’s Super Smash will be played between Central Hinds and Auckland Hearts on January 5 at Pukekura Park in New Plymouth. The game will begin at 3.30 AM IST (11 AM LOCAL).

Match 12: Central Hinds v Auckland Hearts | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 12: Central Hinds v Auckland Hearts | Squads | Players to Watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

 

Both teams will play their fourth game of the tournament. While Central Hinds have lost all their previous three encounters, Auckland Hearts have won one and lost two of their last outings.

Squads

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

Auckland Hearts: Izzy Gaze (Wk), Sarah Carnachan (Wk), Katie Perkins, Lauren Down (c), Saachi Shahri, Prue Catton, Skye Bowden, Emma Irwin, Makayla Templeton, Holly Huddleston, Bella Armstrong, Anna Browning, Sydney Bultitude, Molly Penfold, Arlene Kelly, Fran Jonas, Josie Penfold, Amie Hucker, Amberly Parr-Thompson, Bree Illing

Players to Watch

Claudia Green: 

The right-arm pace sensation of Central Hinds was the pick of the bowlers in her last outing against Northern Brave. She claimed 23/3 in four overs, opening the bowling. She displayed good control over the new ball.

Hannah Rowe: 

The star all-rounder of Central Hinds had a brilliant outing with both bat and ball in the last game against Northern Brave. The right-arm medium-pacer accounted for 11/2 in four overs. She opened the bowling with Claudia Green and provided an early breakthrough to her side. With the bat, she hammered a 33-ball 50, including one boundary and three sixes.

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Saachi Shahri:

The right-handed opening batter of Auckland Hearts led the run chase from the front in the last fixture against Otago Sparks. She smashed 40 off 38, including five hits to the fence. In the process, she put together 48 runs with her opening partner Anna Browning to set the tone for the run chase.

Fran Jonas: 

The wily left-arm leg-spinner of Auckland Hearts was the lone wicket-taker for her team in her last appearance against Otago Sparks. She opened the bowling and scalped 20/3 in four overs, including one maiden. She bowled well with the new ball and in the death overs.

Pitch

It will be the third game of the tournament at the venue. The teams batting first and second have won one match each. Though the last fixture was a relatively high-scoring affair producing 288 runs, this game may yield fewer runs. A thick cloud cover and a high chance of rain could play a spoilsport. The conditions will favour the bowlers.

Weather

The weather is expected to be cloudy with showers. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 20 degrees Celsius. There will be a 100 percent cloud cover and a 91 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east-northeast.

Fantasy Playing XI

Natalie Dodd, Saachi Shahri, Lauren Down, Mikaela Greig, Hannah Rowe, Jess Watkin, Anna Browning, Claudia Green, Fran Jonas, Arlene Kelly, Georgia Atkinson

Match details

Date: January 5, 2023

Time: 3.30 AM IST (11 AM LOCAL)

Venue: Pukekura Park, New Plymouth

Live streaming: Fan Code

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