Women’s Super Smash 2022-23 | NB-W vs OS-W | Match 13

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Women Super Smash 2022-23

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Northern Brave host Otago Sparks in Game No. 13 of the season. The game will take place at the Seddon Park

Otago is positioned 3rd on the points tally with 2 wins & 2 losses from their 4 games, while Brave is currently placed 5th with 3 losses and a solitary win to their name

H2H Record

This will be the 22nd H2H encounter between the 2 sides, with Otago currently enjoying a 14:7 lead, including a win earlier in the season

The only H2H game played at this venue ended in an Otago win

Top Performers H2H

Suzie Bates (OS), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

Inns: 14 | Runs: 598 | Avg: 66

Bernadine Bezuidenhout (NB), Batter- RHB

Inns: 8 | Runs: 241 | Avg: 30

Kate Ebrahim (OS), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

Inns: 3 | Runs: 99 | Avg: 50 | Wkts: 3 | Avg: 21

Nensi Patel (NB), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

Inns: 7 | Wkts: 6 | Avg: 20 | SR: 21

Top Performers at Venue

Bernadine Bezuidenhout (NB), Batter- RHB

Inns: 2 | Runs: 95 | Avg: 95

Suzie Bates (OS), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

Inns: 5 | Runs: 147 | Avg: 37

Emma Black (OS), Bowler- RAM

Inns: 2 | Wkts: 4 | Avg: 13 | SR: 12

Top Picks

Bernadine Bezuidenhout (NB), Batter- RHB

  • Good H2H record
  • Top scored for her side in the previous H2H game, having scored 41 runs
  • Her career-best score of 77* came at this very venue

Hayley Jensen (OS), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • Great record with the ball in H2H outings: Inns: 5 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 17 | SR- 14
  • Figures of 4-0-28-2 in the previous H2H game

Emma Black (OS), Bowler- RAM

  • Very good H2H record: Inns: 10 | Wkts- 12 | Avg- 17 | SR- 18
  • Figures of 4-0-15-2 in the H2H game at this venue
  • 4 wickets at a SR of 24 this season

Nensi Patel (NB), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • Figures of 4-0-21-3 in the previous game
  • Good record in H2H outings: Inns: 7 | Wkts: 6 | Avg: 20 | SR: 21
  • Scored 25 runs & picked a wicket in the previous H2H game

Differential Picks

Marina Lamplough (NB), Bowler- RAM

  • She’ll be up against her former side and is someone who uses the slower balls quite effectively
  • Playing her 1st game of the season in the previous game, she returned with figures of 4-0-31-2
  • She also showed good resistance with the bat, top scoring in the Brave innings with her knock of 32*

Eden Carson (OS), Bowler- OS

  • Figures of 4-0-18-2 in the previous game
  • Decent H2H record: Inns- 8 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 22 | SR- 22
  • Figures of 4-0-17-1 in the previous H2H game at this venue

Sophie Oldershaw (OS), Bowler- RALB

  • Figures of 3-0-17-2 in the previous game
  • Figures of 4-0-17-1 in the previous H2H game at this venue
  • Has gone wicketless just once across the last 6 H2H outings

Eimear Richardson (NB), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • In Gurrey’s absence, she’s started opening the batting
  • Has been amongst the wickets in each of the previous 2 games
  • She’ll also bowl the 19th over, increasing her wicket-taking chances

Safe Captaincy Pick

Suzie Bates (OS), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • Leading run-getter in H2H games: Inns- 14 | Runs- 598 | Avg- 66
  • Has a good record at the venue: Inns- 5 | Runs- 147 | Avg- 37
  • Scored an unbeaten century in the H2H game held earlier this season
  • Leading run-getter this season: Inns- 4 | Runs- 218 | 73
  • She’s also been chipping in with a couple of overs in every game and has picked 2 wickets far

Differential Captaincy Pick

Kate Ebrahim (OS), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • 2nd highest run-getter this season: Inns: 4 | Runs: 174 | Avg: 58
  • Has crossed the 35 run mark in each of the 4 games this season
  • Scored 52 runs & returned with figures of 4-0-27-2 in the previous H2H game
  • 6 wickets at an average of 17.5 this season, most by an Otago bowler
  • Her career-best score of 84* came against this very opposition in 2020

Player to Avoid

Caitlin Blakely (OS), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • She averages only 11.86 with the bat, across 43 outings in the competition
  • She has bowled just 1 over this season and is certain to not bowl again for the remainder of the season
  • She has scored just 100 runs despite having batted in 9 H2H outings

Base Team

WK: Polly Inglis

BAT: Suzie Bates, Sam Barriball, Bernadine Bezuidenhout

AR: Nensi Patel, Kate Ebrahim, Eimear Richardson

BOWL: Marina Lamplough, Emma Black, Eden Carson, Hayley Jensen

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