Introduction: Northern Spirits will play Auckland Hearts in 24th Match of Women Super Smash League 2020-21 on Friday. The match begins at 1140AM Indian Standard Time.
Currently Auckland Stars after 7 games with 4 wins and 2 losses are positioned at 3rd position in points table while Northern Spirits after 8 games with 5 losses and 3 wins are at 4th position. Both the teams are coming off a defeat in their last game. However, Northern Spirits have lost their last 4 games.
The game on Friday will be the second meeting between the two teams in this season's Super Smash League. Last time when they met, Auckland Hearts defeated Northern Spirits by 6 wickets.
The match is scheduled to be played at Seddon Park, Hamilton.
NSW vs AHW Dream11 Team Predictions: Suggested Team
Wicket: S Carnachan
Batsman: B Halliday (VC) , K Gurrey, K Anderson
Allrounder: N Patel, E Richardson and A Peterson
Bowler: H Huddelston (C), F Leydon Davis, A Kell and J Prasad
NSW vs AHW Dream11 Team Predictions: Wicket Keeper
Wicket keepers from both the teams have failed to impress this season. Sarah Carnachan has done a decent job so far with the gloves with 2 dismissals in 5 outings. Despite so many opportunities with the willow, she managed just 5 runs at a dismal strike rate. It is important for her to improve her batting skills to stay relevant.
Katey Martin who captained the Spirit side is yet to find the meat of the bat after she managed just 27 runs in four games.
She was replaced by AM Ewart who has been sharp with the gloves but would be looking to cement her spot by pitching in with the bat.
AHW vs NSW Dream11 Team Predictions: Batsmen
Lauren Down who is captaining the Hearts this season has led the side from the front. She has averaged 38 in 3 games and has a strike rate of 87.02 in 4 appearances.
Katie Perkins who comes in at 3 had an off day after she fell early. She has a healthy strike rate and is an experienced candidate who has over 2000 runs and has averaged 27.08 in her career.
Saachi Shahri has made the most of her opportunity as she accumulated 30 runs in just 28 deliveries contributing just 34 fantasy points.
Caitlin Gurrey has looked in imperious touch for her side with 116 runs in this season and is the 4th highest aggregator so far. She has made a vital contribution with the bat even when the others were falling, contributing close to 30 points consistently.
Kate Anderson has been a solid top order player in the eleven with a superior strike rate of 118.39 in 5 appearances. Brooke Halliday wasn’t in the best of touches against Spirit as she fell after making just 3 runs. She has an average of 14.92 and a strike rate of 83.06 in 41 T20 games.
AHW vs NSW Dream11 Team Predictions: All-rounders
Anna Peterson is leading the batting charts for the Hearts with 117 runs and is looking like a great value addition for the side. She has also pitched in with 2 wickets in this period.
Bella Armstrong was a little on the expensive side with the ball but made sure she covered it with vital contribution with the willow. She contributed 71 points with her all-round ability.
Eimear Richardson is turning out to be an X-factor for the Spirits with all-round performance coming from her side. She has so far amassed 87 runs with the bat and has taken 3 wickets with her part time bowling.
Leydon Davis has played various important roles for the Spirits so far with her all-round ability. She has accounted for 5 wickets in 4 games and has scored at a strike rate of 109.43 with the bat.
Lucy Boucher was the game-changer for them as she took 3 scalps against Blaze in her last appearance.
AHW vs NSW Dream11 Team Predictions: Bowlers
Holly Huddleston hasn’t contributed much with the bat but is the 3rd highest wicket-taker with 7 wickets in 5 outings.
Arlene Kelly looked at her very best as she rattled the batting lineup of the Magicians that restricted the opposition to a below par score. She has also been the leading wicket taker so far with 8 wickets at a strike rate of 11.12.
Molly Penfold needs to rectify her lines and lengths to find some success in the coming games whereas Jesse Prasad has been a consistent performer with the ball having taken 5 wickets at a decent economy of 7.50.
Fran Jonas has been very adaptable to the T20 format having taken 2 wickets in 4 outings. She has also controlled the run flow in the middle overs extremely well.
Alisha Rout who is the right-arm medium bowler has taken 12 scalps in her short career of 16 T20 innings.
Charlotte Sarsfield is a frontline bowler who has been out of sorts with just one scalp in 5 matches. It is important for her to step up in the coming games.
LH Heaps bowled a tight spell against defending champions where she captured an important wicket and gave away 18 runs in two overs. She is looking like an important bowler with 4 wickets in 5 appearances this season.
Nensi Patel has done a great job opening the bowling for the team having taken 3 scalps in five games. She contributed 25 points with the ball after dismissing Amelia Kerr early in the innings.
AHW vs NSW Dream11 Team Predictions: Where to watch?
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