Women’s Super Smash 2019-20, Final: Wellington Blaze vs Auckland Hearts: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Kerr sisters bagged 37 wickets between them in this competition.
Published - Jan 18, 2020 7:41 pm | Updated - Jan 18, 2020 7:58 pm
The Final of the Women’s Super Smash 2019-20 will be played between Wellington Blaze and Auckland Hearts at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
The match starts at 12:40 PM local time (11:40 PM GMT – Prev Day) (5:10 AM IST).
This game can be viewed on Star Sports Select 1 SD/HD in India. Live streaming available on Hotstar.
The defending champions Wellington Blaze are one step away from sealing the Women’s Super Smash as they hosted the Auckland Hearts in the final on Sunday. The Wellington team won each of the ten matches they played in the league phase and will hope to continue that form in the final as well. The Auckland team, on the other hand, won the Preliminary Final against the Otago Sparks. The Hearts showed a dip in winning form but the win over the Sparks must have given them the much-needed confidence ahead of the finale.
The Basin Reserve could be seen surrounded by clouds on Sunday afternoon but no rain is forecasted during the match.
The Basin Reserve has witnessed some good action of T20 cricket in this season. During the last week match here, the Hearts posted 139 in their 20 overs and hosts Blaze chased it down for the loss of three wickets. A belter of a pitch can be expected for the finals double-header on Sunday at this venue.
Average first innings score: 136 (Women’s Super Smash matches since 2018/19)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 1
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Lauren Down, Anna Peterson (C), Katie Perkins, Regina Lilii, Saachi Shahri, Holly Huddleston, Bella Armstrong, Arlene Kelly, Natasha van Tilburg (WK), Amie Hucker, Fran Jonas.
Bench – Roz McNeill.
Rachel Priest (WK), Rebecca Burns, Sophie Devine (C), Maddy Green, Amelia Kerr, Leigh Kasperek, Thamsyn Newton, Liz Green-Perry, Jess Kerr, Beth Molony, Deanna Doughty.
Bench – Xara Jetly, Jess McFadyen.
Anna Peterson scored only her 2nd fifty of the tournament in the play-off final. The Auckland skipper has aggregated 255 runs across 11 matches going along with the 15 wickets. Katie Perkins bagged a duck in the last match that put an end to her 10-match streak of 25+ scores. She struck five fifties in this competition and will be crucial to Auckland’s winning chances. This tournament has been one to remember for the Kerr sisters, especially with the ball. Jess Kerr picked 19 wickets with two 4-wicket hauls while Amelia Kerr bagged 18 wickets and also scored 179 runs at an average of 35.8 thus far.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr, Katie Perkins
Vice-Captain – Anna Peterseon, Holly Huddleston, Jess Kerr
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rachel Priest
Batters – Katie Perkins, Regina Lilii, Liz Green-Perry, Rebecca Burns
All-Rounders – Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr (VC), Anna Peterson (C)
Bowlers – Bella Armstrong, Jess Kerr, Fran Jonas
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Natasha van Tilburg
Batters – Katie Perkins (VC), Regina Lilii, Rebecca Burns
All-Rounders – Sophie Devine (C), Anna Peterson, Amelia Kerr
Bowlers – Deanna Doughty, Jess Kerr, Amie Hucker, Bella Armstrong
The increase of the player credits makes it tough to pick someone like Rachel Priest who is of 9.5 credits. Though she has been amongst the runs in the tournament, she hasn’t produced big knocks recently which is a concern as far as fantasy cricket is concerned. Even the ever consistent Katie Perkins can be excluded if you want to pick an extra all-rounder as she costs 10 credits.
Wellington Blaze is expected to win the title with their 11th successive win.