AH-W Vs NS-W Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: A win sees Hearts further consolidate their spot in second place.
While it’s become blatantly clear that first place in the Super Smash league is untouchable with Wellington Blaze having sealed the spot in their favour, second spot remains wide open. Currently occupying the much revered spot, Auckland Hearts will be looking to quell the clamour for the position with a win today, one which will see them all but nail down their position in the spot.
Defeated by Central Hinds the last time around as they failed to chase down the 139 run target laid out infront of them, Hearts allowed the deficit between themselves and third place to be cut down to the four points. It makes a win for them today all the more paramount, one which will see them all but ascertain themselves of clear passage into the next round.
And in fifth placed Northern Spirit, they have the ideal opposition to make amends for their previous performance. They are up against a side which has won just two matches out of 6 with a 4 wicket defeat to the Magicians the last time around all but shunting them out of contention of making it to the ensuing stage.
On a treacherous wicket for the bats, Northern Sprit’s dreary batting unit will find it extremely tough to pile on a meaningful batting display. They are up against a bowling unit capable of moving in unison and snaring wickets at regular intervals to leave the Northern side in a tussle today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A sluggish track, the ball misbehaves immensely in the hands of the bowlers who are willing to take pace off the ball. Although toss won’t play a massive factor in determining the final outcome of the result, the team winning the toss will be looking to bat first and came the most of whatever little there is for the batters early on.
Probable Playing 11
Lauren Down, Anna Peterson (C), Katie Perkins, Saachi Shahri, Holly Huddleston, Bella Armstrong, Natasha van Tilburg, Arlene Kelly, Regina Lilii, Amie Hucker, Fran Jonas
Katie Gurrey, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Felicity Leydon-Davis (C), Kate Anderson, Lucy Boucher, Eimear Richardson, B Halliday, Olivia Lobb (WK), Carolyn Esterhuizen, Lauren Heaps, Emma Baker
Super Smash 2019-20
Match: Auckland Hearts Vs Northern Spirit
Date And Time: 10th January, Friday- 5:10am IST
Venue: Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 1/HD, FanCode
- Lauren Down, Anna Peterson, Katie Perkins, Fran Jonas
- Katie Gurrey, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Lauren Heaps
Top 4 Batting Order
- Lauren Down, Anna Peterson, Katie Perkins, Saachi Shahri
- Katie Gurrey, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Kate Anderson
- Anna Peterson, Katie Perkins
- Katie Gurrey, Felicity Leydon-Davis
Death Overs Bowlers
- Amie Hucker, Fran Jonas
- Lauren Heaps, Emma Baker
AH-W Vs NS-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
She’s managed to show fortitude and vigour in an otherwise lacklustre batting display by her side to see us bring in Bernadine Bezuidenhout from Northern Spirit in this facet of our Dream 11.
AH-W Vs NS-W Dream11 Batswomen
She’ll be paired up with opener Katie Gurrey, the side’s top scorer. She’s been unfazed by a lack of support at the other end, waging a lone battle for her side and if he side are to have any chance of winning today, she’ll be required to pull off a riveting performance today as well.
Brooke Halliday top scored for her side the last time around with the 43 runs to see her being brought in as well from Northern Sprit while Auckland Hearts will have the one name grace our side. Katie Perkins has lead the side’s charge of pulling off tenacious displays, one which have transpired extremely fruitfully for the side to make her an instant pick for the day.
AH-W Vs NS-W Dream11 All-Rounders
Auckland Hearts’ opener and frontline bowler, there couldn’t have been a more exquisite pick than that of Anna Peterson in this component of our Dream 11 side. Her calibre has seen her pull off flair filled displays, one which have resulted in the side cruising their way to a spree of wins to see her become the first name in our side.
She’s partnered up by Arlene Kelly after her all round display of 26 runs and 2 wickets the last time around while from Northern Spirit we are getting in Felicity Leydon-Davis. She sent down a spell of 1-18 the last time around, seeing her shape on the ball moving it across the line to send down the one maiden over as well in that performance.
AH-W Vs NS-W Dream11 Bowling Order
With this begin such a languid surface for the batters, both the sides are bound to be embroiled in a rut here. Both are coming off extremely drab batting displays, one which resulted in their demise and we see them enduring similar fortunes on this track as well.
It sees us get in the two bowlers apiece from either side for the encounter with us beginning with the picks from the outright favourites. With the two wickets in the previous tie, we begin the partnership with Bella Armstrong, pairing her up with Holly Huddleston who got the one in the same encounter.
Elsewhere, from the other side, with two wickets we are getting in Carolyn Esterhuizen. Eimear Richardson is going to be accompanying her given the offspin she’s going to be sending down on this sluggish wicket.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Peterson will be our captain while Kelly is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.