The Finals Match Preview – Charlotte Edward Cup featuring Blaze (BLA) – Fantasy prediction, player stats, pitch report

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The Finals Match Preview – Charlotte Edward Cup featuring Blaze (BLA) – Fantasy prediction, player stats, pitch report
The Finals featuring Blaze (BLA)

The Finals Match Preview & Prediction

  • The Final Day of The Charlotte Edward Series is upon us which will see back-to-back games being played to decide the Champio.
  • Match 1 for the day will see Vipers take on Thunders & the winner will immediately take the field to face Blaze in the Finals
  • Blaze have been clinical throughout the season and are heading into the final having won all the 7 league stage games
  • While we will extensively analyse players from Blaze in this article, to see Venue Records, Top Picks and Differentials for the opponent who qualifies to play the finals, don’t forget to check out our Playoffs Video featuring Thunders & Vipers

Pitch Report

County Ground in New Road, Worcester

  • This venue has hosted just the 4 WT20s till date
  • The average 1st innings total here across these 4 games has been 143 runs
  • The chasing team has gone on to register victories in 3 out of these 4 games
  • Pacers have been more successful at this venue with 23 wickets, while spinners have accounted for 17 wickets

BLA Top Performers at Venue:

Sarah Glenn (BLA), All Rounder- RHB/RALB:

Inns- 2 | Wkts- 2 | Avg- 25 | SR- 24

BLA Top Picks and Differential Picks:

BAT:

Tammy Beaumont (BLA), RHB:

  • She’s only 8 runs away from finishing as Blaze’s leading run-getter this season: Inns- 5 | Runs- 187 | Avg- 47
  • She looked in great touch in her previous outing, scoring 41 runs off 30 balls
  • She’s crossed the 35 run mark in 4 out of her 5 outings this season

Differential:

Marie Kelly (BLA), RHB/OS:

  • She’ll slot in the middle order, mostly at No. 5
  • She bowled for the 1st time in the previous game, and could chip in with a couple of overs in the final as well
  • She finished unbeaten on 20* in the previous game

AR:

Kathryn Bryce (BLA), RHB/RAM:

  • She had an outstanding all-round outing in the previous game: 54(37)* & 4-0-17-2
  • In the absence of Sciver, she’ll continue batting at No. 4 alongside bowling at least 3 overs
  • She’s had a good season with the ball so far: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 14 | SR- 16
  • She’s only 1 wicket behind Blaze’s all time leading wicket-taker: Inns- 13 | Wkts- 14 | Avg- 20 | SR- 17

Nadine de Klerk (BLA), All Rounder- RHB/RAM:

  • She’s Blaze’s go to bowler during the death overs
  • She’s the leading wicket-taker this season: Inns- 7 | Wkts- 14 | Avg- 10 | SR- 11
  • She’s the only Blaze bowler to have been amongst the wickets in each of the 7 games this season
  • She’s Blaze’s leading wicket-taker in this season’s RHFT as well: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 9 | Avg- 12 | SR- 17

BOWL:

Sarah Glenn (BLA), RHB/RALB:

  • She has a very good overall record in the competition: Inns- 12 | Wkts- 15 | Avg- 16 | SR- 19
  • She’s been brilliant this season: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 5 | Avg- 15 | Runs- 74 | Avg- 37
  • She had an excellent all-round outing in her previous game this season: 43(29)* & 3-0-9-2
  • She returned with excellent figures of 4-0-27-2 in her previous outing at this venue

Sophie Munro (BLA), RHB/RAM:

  • She’ll bowl at least 2 overs at the death, alongside slotting in at No. 7 with the bat
  • She’s Blaze’s joint 2nd highest wicket-taker this season: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 6 | Avg- 13 | SR- 11
  • She returned with impressive figures of 3-0-21-1 in the previous game
  • She hasn’t gone wicketless in any of her 4 outings this season

Differential:

Grace Ballinger (BLA), LAM:

  • She’ll take the new ball for Blaze and will bowl majority of her overs within the PP
  • She returned with impressive figures of 3-0-24-2 in the previous game
  • She’s  picked 6 wickets at a strike rate of 21 this season
  • She returned with good figures of 2.5-0-21-1 in her previous outing at this venue

Safe Captaincy Picks:

Nadine de Klerk (BLA), All Rounder- RHB/RAM

Sarah Glenn (BLA), All Rounder- RHB/RALB

Differential Captaincy Picks:

Tammy Beaumont (BLA), Batter- RHB

That’s it from our analysis about the Blaze. Don’t forget to Watch the Fantasy preview for Vipers vs Thunder to find out the Top and Differential picks from the respective teams depending on who qualifies for the finals

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