Alexandra, December 30 at 7:30 AM IST
Northern Spirit and Otago Sparks will square-off at Molyneux Park in Alexandra on Sunday in the twenty-second fixture of New Zealand’s Women Super Smash T20 2018-19. Both the sides are going through a rough patch this season and are relinquishing in the second half of the ladder.
With three wins and four defeats in seven encounters, Northern Spirits are sitting at fifth position in the league table while Otago Sparks are placed fourth with one more win in the same number of encounters. Sparks first encounter against Auckland got abandoned due to rain while they registered two consecutive wins Central Hinds and Northern Spirits in the second and third encounter respectively. However, Sparks failed to carry the momentum forward and suffered massive defeats in next three encounters against Canterbury and Wellington.
Northern Spirits kickstarted their campaign with four wickets win over Wellington in the second encounter after their opening fixture was washed out due to rain. Breaking their four matches losing streak, Northern Spirits registered first win over Central Hinds in their last encounter and would be hoping to carry the form when they face Otago Sparks for the second time.
In their first meeting, Otago Sparks turned out to be the winner by 57 runs after bowling out Spirits for a paltry 68 in response to 125 runs target.
Here’s the probable line-up for Northern Spirit vs Otago Sparks Women’s Super Smash T20 match.
NS-W Playing 11: K Gurrey, B Bezuidenhout, BM Halliday, KG Anderson, E Richardson, S Curtis (c), FL-Davis, A Rout, C Esterhuizen, M Hyde
NORTHERN SPIRIT SQUAD: Samantha Curtis (c), Kate Anderson, Mereana Hyde, B Bezuidenhout, Carolyn Esterhuizen, Katie Gurrey, Brooke Halliday, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Eimear Richardson, Alisha Rout, Lily Mulivai, Charlotte Sarsfield
OS-W Playing 11: A Davidson Richards, M Cowan, K Martin (c), L Kasperek, P Inglis, M Gibs, C Blakely, Emma Black, E Carson, Ella Brown
OTAGO SPARKS SQUAD: Emma Black, Caitlin Blakely, Ella Brown, Eden Carson, Millie Cowan, Alice Davidson- Richards, Megan Gibs, Polly Inglis, Bella James, Leigh Kasperek, Katey Martin (c), Bridget Thayer
Fantasy picks from Northern Spirit
K Gurrey – 164 runs in 4 innings || S Curtis – 103 runs in 6 innings || B Bezuidenhout – 85 runs in 5 innings
E Richardson – 7 wickets in 5 innings || K Anderson and L Mulivai – 2 wickets
Fantasy picks from Otago Sparks-
Katey Martin – 153 runs in 6 innings || P Inglis – 115 runs in 6 innings || L Kasperek – 97 runs in 7 innings
L Kasperek – 8 wickets in 6 innings || L Griffith – 6 wickets in 4 innings || E Black – 5 wickets in 5 innings
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