OS-W vs AH-W Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, & Injury Updates for Women’s Super Smash 2023, Match 10

As the Women’s Super Smash 2023-24 continues to unfold its exciting chapters, cricket enthusiasts are in for a treat as Otago Sparks take on Auckland Hearts in the 10th match at Molyneux Park in Alexandra on January 1, Monday. Both teams will be aiming to make their mark and climb the ladder in the standings.

TeamsOtago Women vs Auckland Women
Match Number10th Match
TournamentWomen’s Super Smash
Date and Time1 Jan 2024, Mon, 5:00 AM IST
VenueMolyneux Park, Alexandra
StadiumMolyneux Park, Alexandra
Humidity78% (Humidity)

Current Standings and Performance

Otago Sparks find themselves in the fifth position, having played three matches with one win and two losses. Their journey began with a defeat against Wellington Blaze by 23 runs, followed by a thrilling three-wicket victory over Canterbury Magicians. However, they faced another setback in their last game, losing to Wellington Blaze by 20 runs.

Auckland Hearts, standing at fourth place, have encountered one loss and two no results. Their campaign started with an 11-run defeat to Canterbury Magicians, and unfortunately, their subsequent encounters against Wellington Blaze and Central Hinds were abandoned due to rain.

Injury and Availability News

A notable change for Auckland Hearts is the appointment of Maddy Green as the skipper, replacing Prue Catton. This change in leadership brings fresh dynamics to the team, and Maddy Green’s experience will be crucial in guiding the Hearts.

Pitch Report

The Molyneux Park pitch is anticipated to favor batsmen in the powerplay overs, but challenges may arise for them as the game progresses. Pacers and spinners will aim to control the run-scoring rate in the middle and death overs, with an average first innings score around 136.

Probable Playing XI

Otago Sparks Playing XIAuckland Hearts Playing XI
SW Bates (C)S Shahri
IR JamesAnna Browning
CG BlakelyML Green (C)
PM Inglis (wk)BG Armstrong
FC Leydon-DavisPrue Catton
Olivia GainJosie Penfold
HNK JensenSE Bowden
LCN SmithF Jonas
EJ BlackBree Illing
Eden CarsonOlivia Anderson
Poppy Jay WatkinsR Jaswal
Sophie OldershawIC Gaze
Jordan A MeltzerElizabeth Buchanan
Saffron WilsonBM Halliday
I ParryAmberly Parr Thompson
Paige LoggenbergMolly Penfold
Gemma AdamsA Hucker
Molly LoeMakayla Templeton
Chole DeernessKate Irwin
Louisa KotKampCate Pedersen
Harriett Cuttance
Sophie Gray
Kate Ebrahim
KL Gordon

Player Picks and Fantasy Team Prediction

Captains and Vice-Captains:

  • Suzie Bates (OS-W) | BAT: The leading run-scorer in the tournament, Suzie Bates, comes with a wealth of experience, having scored 118 runs and scalped one wicket.
  • Maddy Green (AH-W) | BAT: Making her comeback, Maddy Green has an impressive T20I record with 926 runs. She’ll be eager to start the campaign on a strong note.

Top Picks:

  • Anna Browning (AH-W) | BAT: Despite a slow start, Browning opens the batting and contributes with her bowling.
  • Poppy Jay Watkins (OS-W) | BOWL: The leading wicket-taker of the competition, Watkins has six scalps to her name.

Budget Picks:

  • Skye Bowden (AH-W) | BAT: With four wickets and a middle-order batting role, Bowden offers value at a reasonable budget.
  • Emma Black (OS-W) | BOWL: Black has three scalps and will be eyeing a standout performance in this encounter.

Players to Avoid:

  • Elizabeth Buchanan (AH-W) | BAT: Batting deep in the order, Buchanan may not get ample opportunities to score.
  • Bree Illing (AH-W) | BAT: Illing hasn’t made a significant impact with both bat and ball.

Fantasy Team Prediction:


  • Wicket Keeper: Bella James
  • Batter: Maddy Green, Skye Bowden, Suzie Bates
  • All-Rounder: Josie Penfold, Anna Browning, Felicity Leydon-Davies, Emma Black
  • Bowler: Fran Jonas, Hayley Jensen, Poppy Jay Watkins

Mega League:

  • Wicket Keeper: Polly Inglis
  • Batter: Maddy Green, Skye Bowden, Suzie Bates
  • All-Rounder: Josie Penfold, Felicity Leydon-Davies, Emma Black
  • Bowler: Fran Jonas, Hayley Jensen, Poppy Jay Watkins, Rishika Jaswal

As cricket enthusiasts brace themselves for this exciting encounter, fantasy cricket enthusiasts have a challenging task of crafting the perfect team, considering player form, conditions, and the dynamics of the game at Molyneux Park. The battle between Otago Sparks and Auckland Hearts promises to be a thrilling chapter in the Women’s Super Smash saga.

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