Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions Women’s Super Smash T20: Wellington Blaze vs Otago Sparks - Match 22
The 22nd match of the Women’s Super Smash T20 will be played between Wellington Blaze and Otago Sparks at the Basin Reserve, Wellington.
Wellington Blaze have been in terrific form since the return of their captain Sophie Devine. They are currently topping the points table with 5 wins in 6 completed games.
In their last encounter with Canterbury Magicians, Wellington bowled first and restricted the opposition to 117 in the first innings. Amy Satterthwaite was the top scorer for Canterbury with her knock of 52, while for Wellington, Leigh Kasparek and Maddy Green both picked up 4 wickets each.
Sophie Devine seemed to be in a hurry while chasing the total as she smashed her way to 59 in just 26 deliveries before getting dismissed by Sarah Asmussen. Amelia Kerr scored an unbeaten 20 and carried her bat through to win the game for Wellington Blaze by 7 wickets.
Otago Sparks on the other hand are placed at the 5th position on points table with just 2 wins out of 6 completed games.
In their last completed match against Central Hinds, Otago Sparks won the toss and asked the opposition to have a bat first in a rain curtailed game. Jess Watkin led the way with her fluent knock of 26 at the top of the order. However, it was the 63 run innings by Anlo Van Deventer that helped Central Hinds to put on a total of 126 in 17 overs.
Otago Sparks were given a target of 65 in 8 overs, owing to the duckworth lewis stern calculation. Katey Martin fought hard with her 33 off 24 deliveries but failed to take her team over the line as they lost the game by a margin of 6 runs.
Top Run Scorers:
Sophie Devine is the top run scorer for Wellington Blaze with 167 runs in just 2 games she played.
Polly Inglis is the top run scorer for Otago Sparks with 160 runs in 6 matches so far.
Top Wicket Takers:
Leigh Kasparek is the leading wicket taker for Wellington Blaze with 11 wickets in her kitty.
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
Otago Sparks - Gemma Adams, Emma Black, Caitlin Blakely, Millie Cowan, Bhagya Herath, Polly Inglis, Bella James (c), Marina Lamplough, Sophie Oldershaw, Suzie Bates, Hayley Jensen, Katey Martin, Eden Carson, Megan Meltzer, Saffron Wilson, Sophie Gray, Olivia Gain and Molly Loe.
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), Hayley Jensen (Otago Sparks)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Amelia Kerr (Wellington Blaze), Eden Carson (Otago Sparks)
Most Sixes – Sophie Devine (Wellington Blaze), Hayley Jensen (Otago Sparks)
Player of the Match- Sophie Devine (Wellington Blaze)
Team Scores Batting first – Otago Sparks 120+, 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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