WB-W Vs NS-W Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Runaway league leaders Wellington Blaze looking to be running away with the trophy.
They have faced everyone in the first round of fixtures in the women’s edition of the Super Smash League and with no one being able to curb them, Wellington Blaze find themselves sitting atop of the point tally. The only unbeaten side in the league as things stand, the Blaze have befittingly earned the moniker of outright favourites for the glistening trophy.
With seven wins from seven matches, the side’s flair and radiant brand of cricket has seen them storm everyone’s castle to hold a clear 8 point lead over the second placed side. And when they square off against Northern Spirit, they’ll be making an advent into the tie quietly confident of cruising their way to their eighth win in succession.
It’s down to the manner in which the Blaze thumped Northern Spirit the last time these two sides met in the league. Cantering their way to a staggering 201 while batting first, Wellington Blaze returned with an equally electric bowling unit to torch their way to a 79 run win, one which saw Northern Spirit slump into fifth place in the points tally.
A foregone conclusion, with Northern Spirit serving little purpose than mere pushovers in the league, Wellington Blaze are envisioned to cruise their way to the four points today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This is one of the finest wickets in the country for the bats with the ball coming onto the bat nicely, allowing the batters with all the time and space in the world to cream the ball to the fence. With the wicket maintaining its identity across the full 40 overs, the team winning the toss will be looking to step out and chase in this one.
Probable Playing 11
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
Katie Gurrey, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Felicity Leydon-Davis (C), Kate Anderson, Lucy Boucher, Eimear Richardson, Olivia Lobb (WK), Lily Mulivai, Charlotte Sarsfield, Carolyn Esterhuizen, Lauren Heaps
Super Smash 2019-20
Match: Wellington Blaze Vs Northern Spirit
Date And Time: 3rd January, Friday- 5:10am IST
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
Where To Watch: FanCode
- Rachel Priest, Rebecca Burns, Sophie Devine, Deanna Doughty
- Katie Gurrey, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Eimear Richardson, Lauren Heaps
Top 4 Batting Order
- Rachel Priest, Rebecca Burns, Sophie Devin, Maddy Green
- Katie Gurrey, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Kate Anderson
- Rachel Priest, Sophie Devine
- Katie Gurrey, Felicity Leydon-Davis
Death Overs Bowlers
- Jess Kerr, Maneka Singh
- Charlotte Sarsfield, Carolyn Esterhuizen
WB-W Vs NS-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
We have gone in with the one player apiece from either side for this forthcoming encounter with Rachel Priest from Wellington Blaze beginning our set of picks. Across the course of the league, the player has a mainstay of her side at the top of the order, smashing the 26 runs for her side the last time around to emphasise why she’s such an integral name for the side.
Elsewhere, Bernadine Bezuidenhout came up with 36 runs for her side in the foregone encounter to see her being picked up from Northern Spirit.
WB-W Vs NS-W Dream11 Batswomen
Scoring 41 runs for her side the last time these two units met, Maddy Green was part of a stunning 124 run stand for the second wicket for her side to see her become the first player to be inducted into our side from Wellington Blaze over here. Opener Rory Burns partners her up while from Northern Spirit we are divulging in the services of their leading run getter and opener, Katie Gurrey for the forthcoming contest.
WB-W Vs NS-W Dream11 All-Rounders
The last time these two sides faced off against each other, Sophie Devine needed a mere 54 balls to smash her way to the fence and pile on 112 runs. It was an electric performance for the all-rounder, on which saw her further assert her name as one of the finest players to have graced the pious stage of the league.
Amelia Kerr has been an equally pivotal player for the side with some imperious displays with both the bat and ball to see her being brought in as well from the side. Elsewhere, from Northern Spirit we had to choose between Sarsfiled and Felicity Leydon-Davis with Felicity being picked up by us owing to the one wicket and 15 runs she came up with the last time around.
WB-W Vs NS-W Dream11 Bowling Order
Whilst we would have loved to have venture into this tie with a trio of picks from Wellington Blaze, what limited us from opting for the three players from the side was the need to keep the composition of our side intact. Despite getting the two wickets the last time around, Kasperek is left out by us owing to her hefty price tag of 9 credits for the day.
We are instead moving in with Deanna Doughty who got the two wickets in the same encounter along with Jess Kerr whose four wickets in the encounter saw her blow apart Northern Spirit’s batting unit. Elsewhere, despite taking 2-26 that last time these two sides met, Lily Mulivai is left out owing to her inconsistency with us moving in for Lauren Heaps instead.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Devine will lead us out as the captain while Kerr 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.