Match 22: Wellington Blaze vs Central Hinds | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report

Wellington Blaze and Central Hinds will lock horns in match no. 22 of the ongoing 12th edition of the Twenty20 (T20) Women’s Super Smash. The game is scheduled for the 13th of January, 2024, at the Cello Basin Reserve, Wellington, at 5:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Cello Basin Reserve Ground.
Cello Basin Reserve Ground.

Squads:

Wellington Blaze – Amelia Kerr (C), Leigh Kasperek (VC), Nicole Baird, Rebecca Burns, Kate Chandler, Natasha Codyre, Jess Kerr, Jess Mcfadyen, Georgia Plimmer, Monique Rees, Gemma Sims, Xara Jetly

Central Hinds – Hannah Rowe (C), Hollie Armitage, Georgia Atkinson, Ocean Bartlett, Priyanaz Chatterji, Flora Devonshire, Kate Gaging (WK), Claudia Green, Mikaela Greig, Ashtuti Kumar, Rosemary Mair, Thamsyn Newton

Players to watch out:

Rebecca Burns

The 29-year-old batter has had a quiet Smash season thus far, managing only 96 runs from 6 innings; however, in her most recent outing, notched up a 45. The team will count on their seasoned campaigner to step up for the team and carry forward this momentum up until the business end.

Jess Kerr

The 25-year-old bowling all-rounder has taken 16 wickets from 25 outings and chipped in scoring 56 runs from 9 T20Is. In the ongoing Smash season, Jess has played a couple of handy knocks and bagged 3 wickets, maintaining an economy rate of 4.83. She’ll be banked on for the goods.

Hollie Armitage

The 26-year-old all-rounder has had an excellent maiden Smash appearance, amassing 144 runs from 5 outings at an average of 28.80 and a strike rate of 114.28. Hollie managed a string of starts to kick off her campaign and has built on them, registering scores of 33 and 47 in her previous couple of outings.

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Ashtuti Kumar

The 20-year-old pacer has had a notable season so far, striking 5 wickets from as many outings, maintaining an economy rate of 6.06, and has produced the best of 2/13. Ashtuti, in her first 3 outings, returned figures of 1/21, 2/19, and 2/13, and following a couple of wicketless outings, she’ll be backed to stage a quick turnaround.

Pitch:

The Cello Basin Reserve offers a well-balanced wicket, one that pleases both batters and bowlers. The 22-yard strip offers enough assistance to spinners. As a result, the average score at the venue ranges in the 130s; however, it remains conducive for batting.

Weather:

With moderate winds, humidity at 84%, and the temperature expected to hover around 22°C, the conditions are pleasant for cricket. Clear, bright skies indicate low chances of rain, promising a complete game of cricket.

Fantasy playing XI:

Jess Mcfadyen, Georgia Plimmer, Rebecca Burns, Thamsyn Newton, Hollie Armitage, Amelia Kerr, Leigh Kasperek, Hannah Rowe, Jess Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Xara Jetly

Match details:

Date – January 13, 2024

Time – 5:00 AM IST

Venue – Cello Basin Reserve, Wellington

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

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