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Women’s Super Smash 2019-20, Match 8: Northern Spirit vs Central Hinds: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Katie Gurrey had scores of 90* and 71 on Saturday for the Northern Spirit.

Jess Watkin
Jess Watkin plays a shot. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 8th match of the Women’s Super Smash 2019-20 will be played between Northern Spirit and Central Hinds at the Lincoln Green.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (9:00 PM GMT – Prev Day) (2:30 AM IST).

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Preview:

The Central Hinds and Northern Spirit will face off for the second time in two days. The two sides met on Saturday morning at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval. The Hinds got to a good score of 161/6 which was chased down by the Northern Spirit team with ten balls to spare for the loss of only three wickets. Later, both the teams featured in one more match on Saturday and had contrasting returns. Hinds were bowled out for just 56 against Otago Sparks while Spirit lost to Wellington Blaze by just 9 runs while chasing a big target of 185. Katie Gurrey was the star for Spirit on Saturday as she struck 70+ scores in both matches.


Weather Condition/Report:

The Lincoln Green ground is expected to witness pleasant weather on Sunday.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Lincoln Green ground had an average score of 98 in the Women’s Super Smash 2018/19. However, Wellington Blaze posted 180+ in both the matches played across the first two days of this tournament. On Saturday, the Northern Spirit came close to chase the target of 185 as they finished with 175. Hence, we hope the batting first side post at least 150 on Sunday morning.

Average first innings score: 132 (Women’s Super Smash 2018/19)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3

Injury and Availability:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Northern Spirit:

Felicity Leydon-Davis, Kate Anderson, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Carolyn Esterhuizen, Katie Gurrey, Brooke Halliday, Olivia Lobb, Lily Mulivai, Shriya Naidu, Eimear Richardson, Lauren Heaps.

Bench – Charlotte Sarsfield.

Central Hinds:

Jess Watkin (Co-Captain), Emily Cunningham, Natalie Dodd (WK), Anlo Van Deventer, Kerry Tomlinson, Hannah Rowe (Co-Captain), Mikaela Greig, Georgia Atkinson, Claudia Green, Monique Rees, Kate Baxter.

Bench – Melissa Hansen, Rosemary Mair.


Top Picks:

Katie Gurrey was brilliant with the bat in the last edition as she struck four fifties in seven innings. On Saturday, she was the top-performer for her team with scores of 90* and 71. Hannah Rowe is consistent wicket-taker for Central Hinds as she bagged 8 wickets in 8 games in 2018/19. In three matches across the first two days, she took four wickets including a 3-fer. Jess Watkin is yet to make a mark in this tournament. However, she opens the batting and bowls four overs which is good enough to be picked.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Katie Gurrey, Jess Watkin, Hannah Rowe

Vice-Captain – Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Natalie Dodd, Eimear Richardson.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Natalie Dodd

BattersKatie Gurrey (C), Emily Cunningham, Kerry Tomlinson

All-Rounders – Felicity Leydon-Davis, Kate Anderson, Hannah Rowe (VC)

Bowlers – Monique Rees, Carolyn Esterhuizen, Eimear Richardson

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

KeeperBernadine Bezuidenhout (VC)

Batters – Katie Gurrey, Emily Cunningham, Anlo Van Deventer

All-RoundersJess Watkin (C), Felicity Leydon-Davis, Kate Anderson, Hannah Rowe

Bowlers – Rosemary Mair, Georgia Atkinson, Eimear Richardson

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Expert Advice:

Rosemary Mair is a quite important player in the Central Hinds team. She began the tournament with a couple of wickets on Friday but didn’t feature in both matches on Saturday. We assume there is some fitness issue and hence she is unlikely to play the match on Sunday.

Probable Winners:

Northern Spirit is expected to register their 2nd win of the tournament.

*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.

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