AH-W Vs OS-W Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Winner ends up nestling down in second spot in the league standings .
Having endured completely reminiscent seasons till now, when today’s opponents step out to the middle today, we are set to be in for a cliff-hanger of a fixture. For both Auckland Hearts and Otago Sparks, a win takes precedence more than anything with the two points seeing them gain massive ground over each other.
The battle for second place spot is set to be an intriguing encounter, an electric affair where the brand of cricket played will be extremely high. Currently in second spot, for Auckland Hearts, this encounter follows up their 7 wicket defeat to Wellington Blaze the last time around.
Failing to defend the 139 they had put on the scoreboard, the Hearts will not be massively deterred by that defeat though. They were putdown by a way superior side, one against whom the side still managed to put on a grit and guile filled display which they’ll be looking to resonate come today’s outing.
Elsewhere, Otago Sparks were comprehensive in their clinical 7 wicket win over Central Hinds the last time around. They outshone their opponents with both the bat and ball to cut down the deficit between themselves and the Hearts to a mere 0.5 points, one they’ll be looking to completely erase come today’s tie.
Determining a winner from this one is extremely dicey with this set to be an extremely closely contested affair. Both the sides are levelly balanced with us envisioning the Hearts registering a win on the day owing to their more complete batting unit.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A wicket to keep everyone interested, this is a track ideal for setting a target. The wicket offers electric batting conditions in the first part before eventually acting sluggishly with the bowlers who take pace off the ball being fruitful here.
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
Suzie Bates, Millie Cowan, Katey Martin (C & WK), Hayley Jensen, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Hannah Darlington, Bella James, Sophie Gray, Eden Carson, Emma Black, Sophie Oldershaw
Super Smash 2019-20
Match: Auckland Hearts Vs Otago Sparks
Date And Time: 15th January, Thursday- 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
- Suzie Bates, Katey Martin, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Hannah Darlington
Top 4 Batting Order
- Lauren Down, Anna Peterson, Katie Perkins, Saachi Shahri
- Suzie Bates, Millie Cowan, Katey Martin, Hayley Jensen
- Anna Peterson, Katie Perkins
- Suzie Bates, Katey Martin
Death Overs Bowlers
- Amie Hucker, Fran Jonas
- Emma Black, Sophie Oldershaw
AH-W vs OS-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
She top scored for her side the last time around with 34 runs to her name, seeing us make Katey Martin an instant pick from Otago Sparks. The knock was vindictive of why she’s been such a pivotal bat for her side, emoting to her flair and calibre as a batter.
AH-W vs OS-W Dream11 Batswomen
With 56 runs in her previous outing, Katie Perkins showed why she’s taken centrestage for her side this season. It was an extradonaire display by her, one which saw her cream her way to the fence and top score for her side to make the bat the first pick for the day.
Opener, Lauren Down came up with invaluable 33 runs to lay down a foundation for her side’s ensuing bats to go on and build from to see her being brought in from Auckland Hearts as well along with Regina Lili’I.
Elsewhere, from the opposition we are moving in with Millie Cowan and Bella James for today’s encounter, an indomitable and diminutive partnership capable of tearing their way towards a slew of runs.
AH-W vs OS-W Dream11 All-Rounders
Suzie Bates is priced at 11 credits but she’s just someone we can’t leave out for the day. The all-rounder is one of the finest names in New Zealand’s cricketing arena, a player who has come up with stunning performances in the league to lay testament to the moniker she’s earned.
She’s paired up by Amanda Wellington with the legspinner making an instant impact on her side ever since being heralded into the side’s playing 11. Elsewhere, we are leaving Peterson out from Auckland Hearts despite her having scored 15 runs the last time around and come up with the two wickets as well owing to her unaffordable price tag of 10 credits.
AH-W vs OS-W Dream11 Bowling Order
Her spell of 3-12 the last time around blew apart the opposition, a defining moment for Hannah Darlington as she saw Otago Sparks rake up a 31 run win for the side. It was a spell which meant she was always going to be the first name to be hammered down into out framework for the forthcoming encounter.
Our second pick sees us opt for Emma Black instead of Cason with Eden Carson getting just the one over the last time around. Black got the one wicket in the foregone encounter and looks likely to be once again handed over an escalated role with the ball over Eden Carson.
Elsewhere, Bella Armstrong becomes our lone pick from the other side of the facet to bring an end to our set of picks for the outing.
AH-W vs OS-W Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
Bates captains us for the contest while Wellington 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.