Otago Sparks vs Wellington Blaze Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, & Injury Updates for Women’s Super Smash 2023, Match 7

In what promises to be an exciting clash in the Women’s Super Smash 2023, Otago Women are set to take on Wellington Women in the 7th match at Molyneux Park in Alexandra on December 28. Both teams have had mixed fortunes in the tournament so far, making this encounter crucial for their standing in the points table.

Team Overview

Otago Women have displayed a rollercoaster performance in their two matches, securing a win and enduring a loss. Placed fourth in the standings, they are eager to find consistency in their upcoming games. Wellington Women, on the other hand, have tasted success in one of their two matches, currently holding the top spot in the table. As they aim to maintain their position, this match against Otago is vital.

Previous Encounters

Otago Women faced Canterbury Women in their last outing, where they won the toss and elected to field. Despite a cautious start by Canterbury, Otago managed to restrict them to just 109 runs by the end of the innings. In response, Otago faced a challenging battle but ultimately secured a nail-biting victory on the last ball with three wickets in hand.

In the clash between Wellington Women and Otago Women, Wellington batted first, accumulating 140 runs on the scoreboard with a loss of eight wickets. Otago, in pursuit of the target, began well but faltered as they lost wickets. The middle order collapse resulted in a 23-run defeat for Otago Women.

Match Information

  • Fixture: Otago Women vs Wellington Women, 7th Match
  • Tournament: Women’s Super Smash
  • Date: December 28, 2023 (Thursday)
  • Time: 5:00 AM IST
  • Venue: Molyneux Park, Alexandra

Probable Playing XI

Otago Sparks: SW Bates (C), IR James, Olivia Gain, FC Leydon-Davis, PM Inglis (wk), CG Blakely, HNK Jensen, Poppy Jay Watkins, Eden Carson, EJ Black, Sophie Oldershaw

Substitutes: Jordan A Meltzer, Saffron Wilson, I Parry, Paige Loggenberg, Gemma Adams, Molly Loe, Chole Deerness, Louisa KotKamp, Harriett Cuttance

Wellington Blaze: RM Burns, JT McFadyen (wk), AC Kerr (C), Georgia Plimmer, LM Kasperek, Kate Chandler, Jess Kerr, CR King, Natasha Codyre, XA Jetly, Nicole Baird

Substitutes: Antonia Hamilton, Gemma Sims, SFM Devine, P Williams, D Doherty, MP Singh, Rachel Bryant, Hannah Francis, Monique Rees

Injury and Availability News

(Will be added when there is an update)

Pitch Report

Molyneux Park in Alexandra is known for its batter-friendly track. With good seam and swing movement, pacers are expected to have an impact. Once settled, batters can capitalize on the conditions. Teams winning the toss might opt to chase, with an average first innings score of 137.

Player Picks

Captains:

  • Poppy Jay Watkins (OS-W | BOWL) – 8 CT
    • On fire in the tournament with six wickets.
    • A top choice for leading your fantasy side.
  • Sophie Oldershaw (OS-W | BOWL) – 8.5 CT
    • Bowling well with three wickets in two games.
    • Another good choice for captaincy roles.

Top Picks:

  • Jess Kerr (WB-W | BOWL) – 8.5 CT
    • Picked up two wickets and maintained an economy of 3.75.
    • A valuable player in both wicket-taking and containment.
  • Amelia Kerr (WB-W | ALL) – 9 CT
    • A quality all-rounder with two wickets in the tournament.
    • Can impact the game with both bat and ball.

Budget Picks:

  • Emma Black (OS-W | BOWL) – 8 CT
    • Effective with the ball, scalping two wickets with an economy of 4.88.
    • Can contribute with the bat when needed.
  • Leigh Kasperek (WB-W | ALL) – 8.5 CT
    • Brilliant performance in the last match, picking up three wickets for 25 runs.
    • A consistent performer who should make it to your fantasy side.

Avoid Having These Players in Your Fantasy Team:

Natasha Codyre (WB-W | BOWL) – 8 CT

  • Did not perform well in the last match, scoring just two runs.
  • Consider leaving her out of your fantasy team.

Caitlin King (WB-W | BAT) – 7 CT

  • Had an under-par score in the last game.
  • You can make your fantasy team without including her.

Fantasy Team Prediction

Head to Head:

  • Wicket Keeper: Jessica McFadyen
  • Batter: Georgia Plimmer, Suzie Bates
  • All-rounder: Amelia Kerr, Leigh Kasperek, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Emma Black
  • Bowler: Jess Kerr, Eden Carson, Poppy Jay Watkins, Sophie Oldershaw

Mega League:

  • Wicket Keeper: Jessica McFadyen
  • Batter: Georgia Plimmer, Olivia Gain
  • All-rounder: Amelia Kerr, Leigh Kasperek, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Emma Black
  • Bowler: Jess Kerr, Eden Carson, Poppy Jay Watkins, Sophie Oldershaw

As the Women’s Super Smash action unfolds, fantasy cricket enthusiasts have an opportunity to create strategic teams for this exciting encounter between Otago Women and Wellington Women. The battle at Molyneux Park promises to be a spectacle, showcasing the skills and competitiveness of these women cricketers.

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