NZ-W vs EN-W Fantasy Prediction: New Zealand Women vs England Women 1st ODI – 23 February 2021 (Christchurch). Sophie Devine, Heather Knight, and Nat Sciver are the players to look out for in this game.
New Zealand Women will take on England Women in the 1st game of the 3 game ODI series, which will be played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
New Zealand will miss the services of Maddy Green and Suzie Bates in this series. England is playing their first ODI game after a break of 15 months, and they have some world-class players in their ranks. This game should be an exciting one, and England will definitely have an advantage in this series.
Pitch Report – The pitch is a very good batting surface, whereas there is a little help for the pacers too.
Match Details :
Time:- 6.30 AM, Ground:- Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Probable XI for both sides:-
New Zealand Women – Natalie Dodd, Brooke Halliday, Amy Satterthwaite, Sophie Devine, Hayley Jensen, Katey Martin, Amelia Kerr, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Fran Jones.
England Women – Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight, Nat Sciver, Amy Jones, Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Ecclestone, Natasha Farrant, Freya Davies.
NOTE:- The stats mentioned are of ODI games.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
S Devine, H Knight, N Sciver, A Satterthwaite, and S Ecclestone.
NZ-W vs EN-W Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
K Martin (Price 8.5) and N Dodd (Price 8) will be the wicket-keepers of our team. Martin has scored 1424 ODI runs in her career, whereas Dodd is an opener with 211 ODI runs, and she is selected to manage credits.
NZ-W vs EN-W Fantasy Batters
T Beaumont (Price 9.5) and D Wyatt (Price 8.5) will be our batters from England. Beaumont has scored 2387 ODI runs at an average of 41.87, whereas Wyatt has scored 1028 ODI runs with 27 wickets in bowling. Both of them are top-order players.
A Satterthwaite (Price 9.5) will be our batter from New Zealand. Amy has scored 3932 ODI runs in her career at an average of 38.93, whereas she has also scalped 43 wickets. She is one of the best players of this side.
NZ-W vs EN-W Fantasy All-Rounders
N Sciver (Price 10) and H Knight (Price 10) will be our all-rounders from England. Sciver has scored 1885 ODI runs at an average of 39.27, whereas she has scalped 44 wickets. Knight has scored 2800 ODI runs in her career at an average of 37.83, whereas she has scalped 48 wickets. Both of them are world-class all-rounders.
S Devine (Price 10) will be our all-rounder from New Zealand. Devine has scored 2660 ODI runs in her career at an average of 31.66, whereas she has scalped 73 wickets in bowling. She is a world-class player.
NZ-W vs EN-W Fantasy Bowlers
S Ecclestone (Price 9) and K Brunt (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from England. Ecclestone has scalped 37 ODI wickets in 24 games, whereas Brunt has scalped 150 scalps in her ODI career, and she has also scored 844 runs. Both of them are brilliant players.
J Kerr (Price 8) will be our bowler from New Zealand. Kerr has scalped two ODI wickets in a couple of games, and she is helpful in managing credits.
Match Prediction: England Women are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Sophie Devine and Heather Knight
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
All the captain’s pick + Natalie Sciver and Amy Satterthwaite
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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.