In the Play-Off match of the ongoing English Women’s ODD on Wednesday, Central Sparks will welcome the challenge of Northern Diamonds at the Northern Marine Road Ground in Scarborough. After securing With five wins in seven games, Northern Diamonds sits at the second spot on the points table, while Sparks is just positioned below with a similar number of wins in the tournament. This will surely be one nail-biting contest between these two in-form sides. The winner of this game will face Southern Vipers in the final of the tournament. So expect both the sides to come out strong to secure the all-important win in this huge clash.
This is the play-off clash of the English Women’s ODD tournament. Both the sides will be looking for a win to secure the final berth of the tournament. There is no doubt that fans can expect a close competition in this huge clash as both these two are quality sides. The Central Sparks are ranked third in the points table. They are in spectacular form following their latest triumph and will aim to continue their winning momentum in this encounter.
These two are the top two sides and there will be the equal opportunity for both the sides to display some wonderful cricket. Northern Diamonds are placed at the 2nd spot in the points table with 5 wins and 2 losses from 7 matches of the competition. The team has 23 points. Central Sparks are placed at the 3rd spot in the points table with 5 wins and 2 losses from their 7 matches of the competition. The team has 22 points.
Fixture Name: Play-Off Match
Competition: English Women’s ODD
Date: 22 September
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
NOD(recent last): W-W-W
CES(recent last): W-W-W
Ground: Northern Marine Road Ground, Scarborough
Pitch Report: It’s been a good surface to bat on so far in this competition. As we witness another game, we can expect that there will be a lot of runs scored on the day. The boundaries aren’t too big as well, making it easy to score freely.
The players like Evelyn Jones, Sterre Kalis and Marie Kelly will be vital picks due to their form and track-record. In the all-rounder category, Ria Fackrell, Hollie Armitage and Georgia Davies will be crucial. The bowlers like Beth Langston, Linsey Smith, Emily Arlott, Issy Wong quite experienced and can deliver wickets at regular intervals.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Bess Heath
BATSMEN: Sterre Kalis, Evelyn Jones, Marie Kelly
ALL-ROUNDERS: Hollie Armitage, Ria Fackrell, Georgia Davies
BOWLERS: Beth Langston, Linsey Smith, Emily Arlott, Issy Wong
The Central Sparks are expected to win this game though there is very little to separate these two mighty sides. There is no doubt that these two are the strongest sides in the competition, and it’s a tough one to call. The Northern Diamonds have every chance to topple their opponents in this clash, but the Central Sparks perhaps slightly take the edge on paper. The Sparks to win by a slim margin.
For the Northern Diamonds, Evelyn Jones stands out. Other than her, Thea Brookes, Issy wong and Ria Fackrell are the top guns who all have performed well in this tournament.
Sterre Kalis is the player to watch in this match as she is the highest run-scorer for Northern Diamonds. With the bat, she has been top run-performer for Diamonds with 231 runs at a strike rate of 69. She has struck 26 fours.
Smith will be on the look-out to keep performing well. She has been the best bowler for Northern Diamonds and has picked up 10 wickets while bowling at an average of 22 and an economy rate of 4.16.
For Northern Diamonds, Lauren Winfield-Hill and Kate Cross miss out for their involvement with England’s T20 squad. They don’t have major issue before coming into this clash.
NOD Playing 11 (likely)
The Sparks are in sublime form with quality players ready to make wonders. They are stuffed with better bowling options. Central Sparks will be hoping they can replicate some of that magic and help secure a place in the final.
Jones will be crutial for her side in this clash. She is the top run-scorer for Central Sparks with 290 runs at a strike rate of 63. She has struck 40 fours and 2 sixes and can be good pick for this match.
She is another good pick in the team. Wong has been the best bowler for Central Sparks and has picked up 14 wickets while bowling at an average of 19 and an economy rate of 4.42.
For Central Sparks, Amy Jones and Sarah Glenn miss out, as their pair are also away with England. They are without any injury issues at the moment.
CES Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Northern Diamonds vs Central Sparks of English Women’s ODD Live score and streaming on Fancode. There is no doubt that this will be a wonderful experience to view the exciting cricketing action in the NOD vs CES clash.
The match between the Northern Diamonds and Central Sparks of English Women’s ODD tournament will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights was not available for this series.
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