The 17th match of the Women’s Super Smash will be played between Auckland Hearts and Central Hinds on January 14 at Eden Park Outer Oval in Auckland. The game will begin at 2.30 AM IST (10 AM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their sixth game of the tournament. While Auckland Hearts have won two and lost three, Central Hinds have lost all five. These two teams played against each other on January 5, and Auckland Hearts beat Central Hinds by 10 runs.
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
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
Players to Watch
The right-arm speedster of Auckland Hearts wreaked havoc with the ball in her last outing against Canterbury Magicians. She opened the bowling and bagged 21/4 in four overs. She struck twice in the third and 19th overs of the match. She also scored 10 off 14, batting at number seven.
The right-handed middle-order batter of Auckland Hearts top-scored in the last game against Canterbury Magicians. Batting at number five, she mustered an unbeaten 35 off as many balls, including one boundary. She led the run chase from the front but failed to see her side home.
The wicket-keeper and right-handed opening batter of Central Hinds starred with the bat in the last fixture against Wellington Blaze. The swashbuckling batter muscled an undefeated 78 off 63, peppering the boundary rope eight times. She put together 112 runs in 15.2 overs with her opening partner Georgia Atkinson.
The right-arm pace sensation of Central Hinds was the lone wicket-taker for her side in her last appearance against Wellington Blaze. In the rain-curtailed affair, she scalped 12/1 in two overs. She opened the bowling with Claudia Green and struck in her first over.
It will be the third game of the tournament at the venue. The teams batting first have won both matches here. The average first innings score is 148, and the average second innings score is 119. Though the wicket looks good for batting, the cloudy conditions may assist the fast bowlers. A high chance of rain could make the toss important, and the captain winning it may look to bowl first.
The weather is expected to be cloudy most of the time, with occasional rain and drizzle, mainly early in the day. The maximum temperature attained during the day will be 23 degrees Celsius. There will be an 83 percent cloud cover and an 84 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the northeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Natalie Dodd, Saachi Shahri, Lauren Down, Katie Perkins, Mikaela Greig, Holly Huddleston, Hannah Rowe, Jess Watkin, Claudia Green, Georgia Atkinson, Arlene Kelly
Date: January 14, 2023
Time: 2.30 AM IST (10 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
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