OS-W vs WB-W Dream11: In the second match of the day, Otago Sparks will be colliding against Wellington Blaze at the Lincoln Green Park in New Zealand to commence the start of their respective campaigns for this year.
Otago Sparks will be looking to start their title defense on a winning note, whereas, the Wellington Blaze will be looking to shrug off their disappointments from the last year and start fresh here.
Here, we have come up with the team news, possible playing elevens and Fantasy picks for OS-W vs WB-W Dream11 today match prediction.
Lincoln Park Green, New Zealand, 13th December at 08:30 AM IST
Otago won: 02
Wellington won: 03
The Wellington Blaze have announced a 12-member squad for the opening game which will be led by all-rounder Sophie Devine.
Injuries: No injury updates.
Probable combination: One between Thamsyn Newton or Jess McFadyen will be warming the bench. Skipper Sophie Devine is expected to open the innings alongside Maddy Green. Leigh Kasperek will be taking the charge in the bowling department.
Wellington Blaze Playing 11- (Expected)
Beth Molony, Maddy Green, Jess McFadyen/Thamsyn Newton, Sophie Devine, Rebecca Burns, Liz Green-Perry, Leigh Kasperek, Deanna Doughty, Rachel Priest, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr.
The reigning champions have announced a 13-member squad led by Suzie Bates.
Injuries: No injury updates
Probable combination: Katey Martin, Millie Cowan, E Carson, Suzie Bates will definitely start for the Sparks. Bhagya James and Bella James are expected to be benched.
Otago Sparks Playing 11- (Expected)
Suzie Bates, Emma Black, Ella Brown, Eden Carson, Millie Cowan, Hannah Darlington, Sophie Gray, Lisa Griffith, Hayley Jensen, Katey Martin, Sophie Oldershaw.
Suzie Bates (c), Emma Black, Ella Brown, Eden Carson, Millie Cowan, Hannah Darlington, Sophie Gray, Lisa Griffith, Bhagya Herath, Bella James, Hayley Jensen, Katey Martin, Sophie Oldershaw.
Maddy Green, Beth Molony, Amelia Kerr, Rebecca Burns, Liz Green-Perry, Jess Kerr, Leigh Kasperek, Deanna Doughty, Rachel Priest, Sophie Devine, Jess McFadyen, Thamsyn Newton.
Fantasy Picks from Wellington Blaze-
Players to watch-out:
Maddy Green: 242 runs from 31 T20 innings at a strike-rate of 79.08.
Amelia Kerr: 23 wickets from 24 T20Is.
Rachel Priest: 757 runs from 57 T20 innings at a strike-rate of 106.02.
Sophie Devine: 1955 runs from 80 T20 innings at a strike-rate of 125.16 and 80 wickets.
Players to avoid:
Jess McFadyen, Thamsyn Newton
Fantasy Picks from Otago Sparks-
Suzie Bates: 3100 runs from 108 T20 innings at a strike-rate of 112.23.
Hannah Darlington: She has scalped 7 wickets in her last 4 games in T20s.
Katey Martin: 773 runs from 59 T20 innings at a strike-rate of 109.80.
Players to avoid:
Wicket-keeper: Katey Martin
Batsmen: M Green, R Burns, E Carson
All-rounders: S Devine, A Kerr, S Bates
Bowlers: B Moloney, E Brown, H Darlington, L Griffith
Captain/vice-captain choices: A Kerr, S Bates, S Devine, M Green, Katey Martin
Our favorites: We are backing Otago Sparks to win this contest.
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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The Fantasy teams which we have provided here of OS-W vs WB-W Dream11 are to the best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.