AH-W vs WB-W Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Auckland look to curb a free flying Wellington Blaze outfit as first meets second this Sunday.
First place in the league stages of the women’s edition of Super Smash League is nailed down in Wellington Blaze’s and befittingly so as well. The side are the only team in the league to yet to be defeated, registering 9 wins out of 9 to garner up the 36 points in the points tally of the showpiece tournamnet.
They downed Canterbury Magicians by 8 wickets the last time around, a performance which saw them outshine their opponents in all departments of the game. It was a truly pulsating performance, one which saw them batter their opponents for a mere 96 run before cruising to the meagre target at hand with over 6 overs.
When they play against Auckland Hearts today though, the side will come across their sternest test, a side who are capable of throwing Blaze’s way a true test. In second place with the 24 points, Hearts come into today’s outing having putdown Northern Spirit by 13 runs, a result which saw them consolidate their second place.
Wellington Blaze should be given a tough fight by Auckland today but this should be another win for them. No one has been even able to come close to their immaculate brand of cricket with the team seeing its entire squad moving in unison to deliver match winning displays.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This is one of the most wickets in the country for the batters and we are set to be immersed in absolutely pristine batting conditions when the two take to the middle on the day. This is set to be a runs galore affair, one where the team winning the toss will be looking to come out and set a target.
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
Rachel Priest (WK), Rebecca Burns, Sophie Devine (C), Maddy Green, Amelia Kerr, Leigh Kasperek, Thamsyn Newton, Liz Green-Perry, Jess Kerr, Maneka Singh, Deanna Doughty
Super Smash 2019-20
Match: Auckland Hearts Vs Wellington Blaze
Date And Time: 12th January, Sunday- 5:10am IST
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 1/HD, FanCode
- Anna Peterson, Katie Perkins, Saachi Shahri, Fran Jonas
- Rachel Priest, Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr, Liz Green-Perry
Top 4 Batting Order
- Lauren Down, Anna Peterson, Katie Perkins, Saachi Shahri
- Rachel Priest, Rebecca Burns, Sophie Devine, Maddy Green
- Anna Peterson, Katie Perkins
- Rachel Priest, Sophie Devine
Death Overs Bowlers
- Arlene Kelly, Fran Jonas
- Jess Kerr, Deanna Doughty
AH-W vs WB-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Part of a 68 run stand the last time around, Rachel Priest yet again came up with valuable runs for her side. The opener hit 27 runs, one which saw her further move forward as the leading run getter for her side this term to make the wicket-keeper from Wellington Blaze an instant pick for the day.
AH-W vs WB-W Dream11 Batswomen
She will be partnered up by Rebecca Burns who remained unbeaten on 53 runs in 38 balls for her side the last time around to emerge as the highest run getter for tem in the 8 wicket win. Elsewhere with 70 runs for her side in the previous encounter, Katie Perkins becomes the first name to be enshrined in our side from Auckland Hearts.
Saachi Shahri got 28 runs in the same encounter as she gave Perkins the pinch perfect assistance at the other end to see the two put on a 75 run stand for the second wicket.
AH-W vs WB-W Dream11 All-Rounders
Sophie Devine was unavailable for her side the last time around but the Blaze all-rounder is set to come back into her side for today’s encounter to see us make the side’s best performer an instant pick for the day. In case she misses out for the day, Peterson from the opposition will be pairing her up.
Wellington also have Amelia Kerr being brought from the component after she blew apart the Magicians the last time around with an imperious display of 4-15. Elsewhere, Arlene Kelly becomes our sole pick from the opposition to complete our three player docket.
AH-W vs WB-W Dream11 Bowling Order
Our reason for brining in a duo of picks from Wellington Blaze is not only down to the fact that they are sitting top of the pile but also given the fact that their bowlers dispatched the opposition from sight for just 96 runs on the same track the last time around. Deanna Doughty got three wickets in tat encounter to see her being brought in along with Leigh Kasperek who got the one wicket as well on the day.
Jess Kerr completes the trio of selection from the side while from Auckland Hearts we’ll be closing out with Fran Jonas after her spell of 1-27.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Kerr is handed over the duty of our side’s captaincy while Devine 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.