Women’s Super Smash 2022-23 | NB-W vs CM-W | Match 1

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Women's Super Smash 2022-23

Match Preview

Northern Brave kick-start the 16th edition of the Women’s Super Smash competition, as they host Canterbury Magicians at Bay Oval, located in the scenic Mount Maunganui

NB finished at the bottom of the table last season, with just 1 win from 10 games, while CM finished 4th with 4 wins from their 10 games

Magicians have won the title 5 times, while Brave haven’t ever made it to the finals of the competition

H2H Record

This will the 22nd H2H encounter between the 2 sides. With 18 wins, Magicians have a one sided lead of 18:3 on the H2H count

Top Performers H2H

Amy Satterthwaite (CM), All Rounder- LHB/OS

Inns- 19 | Runs- 746 | Avg- 50

Inns- 16 | Wkts- 15 | Avg- 21

Caitlin Gurrey (NB), Batter- RHB

Inns- 13 | Runs- 333 | Avg- 30

Jacinta Savage (CM), All Rounder- RHB/RAM

Inns- 8 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 23 | Runs- 101

Bernadine Bezuidenhout (NB), Batter- RHB

Inns- 7 | Runs- 151 | Avg- 25

Top Performers at Venue

Caitlin Gurrey (NB), Batter- RHB

Inns- 7 | Runs- 187 | Avg- 31

Amy Satterthwaite (CM), All Rounder- LHB/OS

Inns- 3 | Runs- 144 | Avg- 72

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

Inns- 4 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 21 | SR- 21

Jessica Simmons (CM), Bowler- RAM

Inns- 2 | Wkts- 3 | Avg- 10 | SR- 12

Top Picks

Kate Anderson (CM), All Rounder- RHB/OS

– This will be her 1st season with the Magicians, having represented Brave throughout her career

– She’ll open the batting and will chip in with 3-4 handy overs of spin

Lea Tahuhu (CM), All Rounder- RHB/RAF

– Tahuhu’s role in the Magicians side is of an all rounder with her expected to bat at the No. 5 slot

– She had figures of 4-0-20-1 in the previous H2H game, and had scored a 10 ball 22 in her last H2H outing with the bat

Bernadine Bezuidenhout (NB), Batter- RHB

– Making a comeback in the game after nearly a 3 year break, Bezuidenhout has been in top form heading into the Super Smash

– She has scored 184 runs at an average of 61.33 from 4 outings in the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield

– She has scored 151 runs at an average of 25.17 across 7 H2H outings

Caitlin Gurrey (NB), Batter- RHB

– She is Brave’s leading run-getter in H2H games: Inns- 13 | Runs- 333 | Avg- 30

– She is the 2nd highest run-getter at the venue: Inns- 7 | Runs- 187 | Avg- 31

– She was Brave’s highest run-getter last season: Inns- 8 | Runs- 188 | Avg- 27

Differential Picks

Jacinta Savage (CM), All Rounder- RHB/RAM

– She is expected to bat at the No. 3 slot alongside bowling at least 3 overs

– She has a good all-round record in H2H games: Inns- 8 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 23 | Runs- 101

– She had figures of 4-0-25-2 in last season’s H2H game at this venue, and was the only bowler to pick more than 1 wicket in the game

Melissa Banks (CM), Bowler- RAM

– Banks was Magicians’ highest wicket-taker last season: Inns- 10 | Wkts- 14 | Avg- 16 | SR- 13

– She picked a 4 fer in the previous H2H game, finishing with figures of 4-0-29-4

– has a very good H2H record: Inns- 7 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 15 | SR- 14

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

– She has a good record at the venue: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 21 | SR- 21

– With 11 wickets at an average of 21.36, she was Brave’s highest wicket-taker last season

Phoebe Graham (NB), Bowler- Bowler- RAM

– Graham is one of the 2 international signings of Brave for this season

– She is the most experienced pace bowler in their side, and has top level experience of playing in the Hundred

– She has picked 42 T20 wickets at an average of 21.6

Safe Captaincy Pick

Amy Satterthwaite (CM), All Rounder- LHB/OS

– She scored 114 runs in the previous H2H game

– With 746 runs at an average of 49.73, she is the leading run-getter in H2H games

– She also has 15 wickets at an average of 21.4 in 16 H2H outings

– She averages 72 at the venue, having scored 144 runs from 3 outings

– She scored 37 runs & picked a wicket in last season’s H2H game at this venue

Differential Captaincy Pick

Amanda Wellington (NB), All Rounder- RHB/RALB

– Wellington could be seen batting as high as No.5 or 6 for Brave

– This will be her 2nd season in the competition, having represented Otago before

– She had a great all-round campaign in her previous season in the competition: Inns- 6 | Wkts- 9 | Avg- 16 | Runs- 141 | Avg- 47

– She played 2 games against Magicians in her 1st season, and returned with brilliant all-round aggregates: Runs- 49 | Avg- 49 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 10 | SR- 12

Player to Avoid

Shriya Naidu (NB), Bowler- RAM

– She has gone wicketless in both the H2H outings

– She has picked just the 3 wickets across her 11 T20 outings for Brave

– She struck in just 2 out of the 8 games she played last season

Base Team

WK: Laura Hughes

BAT: Kate Anderson, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Caitlin Gurrey

AR: Eimear Richardson, Nensi Patel, Jacinta Savage, Amy Satterthwaite

BOWL: Lea Tahuhu, Amanda Wellington, Melissa Banks

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