Match 27: Otago Sparks vs Central Hinds | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report

Match no. 27 of the ongoing 12th edition of the Twenty20 (T20) Women’s Super Smash will feature a contest between Otago Sparks and Central Hinds at the University Oval, Dunedin. The game is slated for 5:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST) on the 19th of January, 2024.

University Oval, Dunedin.
University Oval, Dunedin.


Otago Sparks – Suzie Bates (C), Emma Black, Caitlin Blakely, Eden Carson, Olivia Gain, Polly Inglis, Bella James, Hayley Jensen, Molly Loe, Felicity Robertson, Linsey Smith, PJ Watkins

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

Players to watch out:

Suzie Bates

The 36-year-old all-rounder has been outstanding for the team this Smash season, averaging 69.20. Suzie has amassed 346 runs, including the highest of 84, while also scalping 3 wickets. She followed her season best with scores of 33, 41, 52*, and 18 in her previous 4 outings and will be banked on to lead the scoring.

PJ Watkins

The 24-year-old off-spinner has bagged 8 wickets from 5 outings in the ’23/24 Smash season, maintaining an economy rate of 6.68 and registering the best of 4/28. Poppy, in her previous 4 outings, has returned figures of 2/8, 0/14, 2/18, and 0/10, and it’ll be expected of her to continue with this momentum.

Hollie Armitage

The 26-year-old all-rounder has been a fantastic addition to the side, who’s stepped up accumulating 215 runs, at an average of 30.71, from 7 outings. Hollie is the batter in form and registered successive scores of 33, 47, 33, and 38 in her previous few outings. It’ll be hoped that she makes the most of this patch.

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Rosemary Mair

The 25-year-old all-rounder has claimed 9 wickets, at an economy rate of 6.61, from 7 outings and produced the best of 3/18, while also chipping in with the bat. Rosemary, in her previous 3 outings, has registered figures of 1/28, 2/19, and 2/31, while she has recorded scores of 16*, 0, and 16*. It’ll be watched if she can capitalize on this form.


The 22-yard strip at University Oval (Dunedin) is relatively balanced with an average score in the 130s. While conditions are conducive for batting, the wicket also offers assistance to bowlers, especially spinners, as reflected in the average score.


The conditions at Dunedin, are forecasted to be clear and pleasant for cricket, despite cloudy overhead conditions. The temperature is expected to hover around 23°C, with light winds and humidity of 90%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Polly Inglis, Bella James, Suzie Bates, Hollie Armitage, Felicity Robertson, Emma Black, Hannah Rowe, Eden Carson, Rosemary Mair, PJ Watkins, Linsey Smith

Match details:

Date – January 19, 2024

Time – 5:00 AM IST

Venue – University Oval, Dunedin

Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.

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