Women’s Super Smash 2019-20, Match 29: Northern Spirit vs Canterbury Magicians: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Frankie Mackay picked three wickets and aggregated 264 runs with one fifty acorss 8 matches.
Published - Jan 11, 2020 3:41 pm | Updated - Jan 11, 2020 4:04 pm
The 29th match of the Women’s Super Smash 2019-20 will be played between Northern Spirit and Canterbury Magicians at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
The match starts at 12:40 PM local time (11:40 PM GMT – Prev Day) (5:10 AM IST).
Canterbury Magicians have had a forgettable season losing in seven of the eight matches played till date. They lost each of their first six matches before beating the Northern Spirit last week. They will now once against face the Northern Spirit who are currently on a 6-match losing streak. The Spirit won two of the first three matches during the first round but no success since then. The Sunday’s match at the Bay Oval will be the last one for the Spirit while the Magicians are still left to face Otago Sparks.
The Bay Oval is likely to be under clouds on Sunday afternoon but no rain is forecasted during the match timings.
The Bay Oval witnessed back to back 160+ totals by New Zealand Women’s team against West Indies in 2018. It did hit at the venue being a high-scoring one and the Wellington team proved it on New Year day by smashing 201/5 against the hosts. It was a struggle through the chase for the Northern Spirit who were restricted to 122/9. With both Spirit and Magicians not in greatest of forms with the bat, we might not see anything over 150.
Average first innings score: 167 (Women’s T20s since 2018)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Katie Gurrey, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Felicity Leydon-Davis (C), Kate Anderson, Lucy Boucher, Eimear Richardson, Brooke Halliday, Olivia Lobb (WK), Carolyn Esterhuizen, Lauren Heaps, Emma Baker.
Bench – Lily Mulivai, Charlotte Sarsfield.
Frankie Mackay (C), Kirsty Nation, Nat Cox, Jacinta Savage, Allie Mace-Cochrane, Lea Tahuhu, Laura Hughes (WK), Gabby Sullivan, Sarah Asmussen, Missy Banks, Jess Simmons.
Bench – Emma Kench.
Jacinta Savage has put up all-round performances in this tournament having picked up 10 wickets from 8 matches and also scored 114 runs with three 25+ scores. Gabby Sullivan is the leading wicket-taker for the Magicians with 11 wickets which she took at a strike rate of 14.1. After three 70+ scores in the first three matches, Katie Gurrey had struck only one fifty in the next six matches. However, she will be hoping to finish the tournament with a good knock. Bernadine Bezuidenhout hasn’t been good at converting the starts with the bat but scored a fifty against Auckland in the previous which was her only the 2nd in this tournament.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Frankie Mackay, Katie Gurrey, Jacinta Savage
Vice-Captain – Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Gabby Sullivan, Felicity Leydon-Davis
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Bernadine Bezuidenhout (VC)
Batters – Katie Gurrey, Kirsty Nation, Brooke Halliday
All-Rounders – Frankie Mackay, Jacinta Savage (C), Felicity Leydon-Davis
Bowlers – Lea Tahuhu, Gabby Sullivan, Carolyn Esterhuizen, Lauren Heaps
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Bernadine Bezuidenhout
Batters – Katie Gurrey (C), Kirsty Nation, Brooke Halliday
All-Rounders – Frankie Mackay (VC), Jacinta Savage, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Kate Anderson
Bowlers – Lea Tahuhu, Gabby Sullivan, Eimear Richardson
Frankie Mackay hasn’t had best of the seasons having picked only three wickets and aggregated 264 runs with help of a fifty. In the last edition, she picked up nine wickets across 8 innings and amassed 367 runs nine innings with three fifties. However, she will be looking to finish the tournament on high with a good performance. Hence, we have picked her as vice-captain in our 2nd Suggested XI.
Canterbury Magicians are expected to register their 2nd win of the competition.
*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.