Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions Women’s Super Smash T20: Wellington Blaze vs Central Hinds - Match 26
The 26th match of the Women’s Super Smash T20 will be played between Wellington Blaze and Central Hinds at the Basin Reserve, Wellington.
Wellington Blaze are topping the points table with 6 victories in their 8 completed matches so far in the tournament. Their captain Sophie Devine has returned to the side with a bang and scored some quick runs.
Wellington Blaze suffered their second loss of the tournament at the hands of Canterbury Magicians in their last match. Batting first, they lost their top 3 batters including Sophie Devine within the first 10 overs. They never looked like taking off before Leigh Kasparek came to the crease and promised a decent total with her knock of 39 in 32 deliveries. However, she could not get enough support from the other end and Wellington Women ended up making 132 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their 20 overs.
Central Hinds on the other hand are placed at the 5th position on points table after defeating Auckland Hearts in their recently concluded game. Bowling first in the match, Central Women chipped in with early wickets and put the middle order batters under pressure. Katie Perkins played a fine innings of 34 before perishing to Hannah Rowe. Holly Huddleston’s much needed cameo of 37 in the death overs took Auckland to a total of 120 for 5 in 20 overs.
Chasing 120, Jess Watkin provided a fantastic start at the top of the order with an unbeaten knock of 68 in 48 balls that included 3 massive sixes. Natalie Dodd played an assisting role and scored 48 runs to ensure that Central Hinds got over the line with 9 wickets in hand and 21 balls to spare.
Top Run Getters:
Natalie Dodd is the leading run getter for Central Hinds with 233 runs in 8 matches at an average of 38.83.
Sophie Devine is the top run getter for Wellington Blaze with 260 runs to her name in 4 games at an average of 86.66.
Top Wicket Takers:
Leigh Kasparek is the leading wicket taker for Wellington Blaze with 12 wickets to her total tally.
Jess Watkin is the leading wicket taker for Central Hinds with 7 wickets to her name in the tournament so far.
Let us have a look at the squads:
Olivia Boivin, Rebecca Burns, Tash Codyre, Sophie Devine, Dee Doughty, Maddy Green, Antonia Hamilton, Xara Jetly, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Caitlin King, Jamie Mason-Jones, Jess McFadyen, Beth Molony, Thamsyn Newton, Georgia Plimmer and Maneka Singh
Melissa Hansen, Georgia Atkinson, Monique Rees, Ashtuti Kumar, Claudia Green, Jess Watkin, Natalie Dodd, Anlo van Deventer(c), Kerry-Anne Tomlinson, Hannah Rowe, Mikaela Greig, Emily Cunningham, Esther Lanser, Rosemary Mair and Jamie Watkins.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Wellington Blaze
Who will win? – Wellington Blaze
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sophie Devine (Wellington Blaze), Jess Watkin (Central Hinds)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Leigh Kasparek (Wellington Blaze), Hannah Rowe (Central Hinds)
Most Sixes – Sophie Devine (Wellington Blaze), Jess Watkin (Central Hinds)
Player of the Match- Sophie Devine (Wellington Blaze)
Team Scores Batting first – Central Hinds 110+, Wellington Blaze 160+
Match Handicap- Wellington Blaze
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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