ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: 9th Warm-up match, New Zealand vs Thailand: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Sophie Devine bagged a duck in the first warm-up against England Women.
Published - Feb 18, 2020 1:55 pm | Updated - Feb 19, 2020 1:32 pm
The 9th warm-up match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will be played between New Zealand Women and Thailand Women at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (5:30 AM IST) (12:00 AM GMT)
Thailand Women’s first warm-up match before their first-ever major ICC event was abandoned as the outfield for the game against Bangladesh Women was damp. They will now take on New Zealand Women in the 2nd and final warm-up match. This game could give a reality check for the Thailand team who have not faced any team better than Bangladesh thus far. New Zealand, on the other hand, defeated South Africa Women 3-1 in the T20I series but lost their first warm-up to England Women.
The Karen Rolton Oval is expected to be under clouds on Wednesday but no rain is forecasted during the game.
The Karen Rolton Oval seems to be a venue of big totals as 130+ chases have been common in the warm-ups so far. However, if New Zealand bat first, we might see a total up to 160 since Thailand has a solid bowling attack. However, Thailand could roll over well below 100 if they bat first here.
Average first innings score: 137 (Warm-up matches in 2020)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1
(Will be added when there is an update)
Squads for the Women’s T20 CWC:
New Zealand Women:
Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (C), Katie Perkins, Lea Tahuhu, Rachel Priest (WK), Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Hayley Jensen, Katey Martin, Leigh Kasperek, Anna Peterson, Amelia Kerr, Lauren Down, Rosemary Mair, Jess Kerr.
Nattakan Chantam, Naruemol Chaiwai, Nattaya Boochatham, Nannapat Koncharoenkai (WK), Sornnarin Tippoch (C), Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Chanida Sutthiruang, Rosenan Kanoh, Phannita Maya, Suleeporn Laomi, Soraya Lateh, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Thipatcha Puttawong, Wongpaka Liengprasert, Suwanan Khiaoto.
Amelia Kerr is likely to get a promotion in the batting since the opposition is not that threatening. She could easily be the top-performer as 30+ runs and 3+ wickets can be expected from Amelia in this match. Nattaya Boochatham is Thailand’s leading wicket-taker in T20I cricket as she took 48 wickets across 35 games and also scored 361 runs with a fifty across 29 innings. Chanida Sutthiruang is a worthy player when it comes to fantasy cricket as she bagged 42 wickets in 35 T20Is matches till date and also scored 271 runs in 26 innings. Rachel Priest could get another chance having scored only 4 runs in the game against England. The warm-ups will help New Zealand to decide the role of Priest going into the tournament.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Sophie Devine, Chanida Sutthiruang, Amelia Kerr
Vice-Captain – Nattaya Boochatham, Rachel Priest, Sornnarin Tippoch
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rachel Priest
Batters – Maddy Green, Nattakan Chantam, Suzie Bates
All-Rounders – Sophie Devine (C), Nattaya Boochatham, Amelia Kerr, Chanida Sutthiruang
Bowlers – Jess Kerr, Leigh Kasperek, Suleeporn Laomi
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rachel Priest
Batters – Maddy Green, Naruemol Chaiwai, Katie Perkins
All-Rounders – Chanida Sutthiruang (VC), Nattaya Boochatham, Amelia Kerr (C), Sornnarin Tippoch
Bowlers – Rosemary Mair, Jess Kerr, Anna Peterson
It will be tough for Thailand Women to match New Zealand’s quality even if the White Ferns decide to rest quite a few star players. Hence, we have not picked more than four players from Thailand in neither of the Suggested XIs. In fact, three of the four players we picked bowl their full quota. Sophie Devine is likely to rest for this match despite bagging a duck in the warm-up against England.
New Zealand Women will be handing a big defeat for the Thailand Women in this fixture.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.