NZ-W vs SA-W Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Both sides throw open the doors of the three match ODI series today.
Although New Zealand and South Africa will be partaking in a three match ODI series starting today, either side will have one eye firmly planted on the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup. Slated to be contested in New Zealand itself, both these countries will be looking to use their sortie in the 50 over format to familiarise themselves with the conditions prevelant as they begin veering up for the imminent world cup.
For the hosts in particular, this series comes bearing with it massive ramifications. Devoid of cricket on the global stage with the last series coming almost a year back against Australia, the side will be looking to use this ODI series as a means to nail down on their combination and try out fresh upbringing players from the grassroots levels.
Elsewhere for the South Africans, the series is equally pivotal. They were decimated by India in their last soiree in the ODI format, failing to win a single match in their series, a massively underachieving set of results which they’ll be looking to overhaul and show what they are truly capable of in the cricketing fraternity.
It’s tricky to ascertain a winner from today’s clash with extremely fine margins separating these two sides. What does give the visitors the edge on this surface is the repertoire of worldclass bats at their disposal, something which should see South Africa just about squirm their way through to a win.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Not the easiest of the tracks for the bats, the wickets tends to act sluggishly especially as the match runs down its course. It’s something which will prompt the team winning the toss opting to step out and bat first today and put on anything close to 250.
Probable Playing 11
Rachel Priest (WK), Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (C), Lauren Down, Katey Martin, Katie Perkins, Hayley Jensen, Amelia Kerr, Anna Peterson, Jess Kerr, Rosemary Mair
Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Trisha Chetty, Dane Van Niekerk (C), Mignon du Preez, Sune Luss, Chloe Tryon, Marizanne Kapp, Tumi Sekhukhune, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka
Three Match ODI Series
Match: New Zealand vs South Africa First ODI
Date And Time: 25th January, Saturday- 4:30am IST
Venue: Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
Where To Watch: FanCode
- Rachel Priest, Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr
- Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail
Top 4 Batting Order
- Rachel Priest, Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Lauren Down
- Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Trisha Chetty, Dane Van Niekerk
- Rachel Priest, Sophie Devine
- Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee
Death Overs Bowlers
- Anna Peterson, Jess Kerr
- Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka
NZ-W vs SA-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
We have shelved out a staggering amount to get in the openers and wicket-keepers from either side in our Dream 11 unit. We begin with Lizelle Lee from South Africa, someone who has flawlessly come out to crunch the ball for her side in the powerplay overs consistently.
Elsewhere, after torching her way to a bagful of runs in the Super Smash league in New Zealand recently, Rachel Priest becomes a must have player to immerse in from the unit.
NZ-W vs SA-W Dream11 Batswomen
With the 4,392 runs and 74 wickets to accompany them in the ODI arena, Suzie Bates becomes a go to player from the White Ferns for today’s upcoming contest. She’s partnered by Lauren Down, someone who at just 8 credits way outgrows here meagre price tag given her expansive traits as a number three bat.
Elsewhere, from the visiting unit we are indulging ourselves in the services of Mignon du Preez who has come up with a stellar 3,161 runs in 118 outings.
NZ-W vs SA-W Dream11 All-Rounders
While the 2,510 runs she’s scored and the 69 wickets she accrued were more than enough to justify us heralding in the services of Sophie Devine, her recent pious touch makes her a must have player for the contest. She’s been in imperious form, coming up with match winning displays at both the international and domestic level, someone we envision being a talisman of New Zealand’s soiree today.
Legspinner Amelia Kerr has 479 runs and the 47 wickets in ODI cricket to see her partner up Devine for the day’s clash. Elsewhere, with the three wickets and 29 runs for her contingent in her foregone outing, Marizanne Kapp becomes a regulation pick from the South African cauldron.
NZ-W vs SA-W Dream11 Bowling Order
The last time she played in the fraternity, South Africa’s new ball operator, Shabnim Ismail returned with an alluring spell of 2-18 to make her our first pick for the outing. And the reason she was able to thrive was down to Tumi Sekhukhune, someone who sent down figures of 1-27 to see her being roped in as well from the unit.
From New Zealand meanwhile we are wrapping up our Dream 11 side with the pick of Jess Kerr.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Devine captains our team out while Kapp 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.