Women’s Super Smash 2022-23 | OS-W vs AH-W | Match 6

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Women's Super Smash 2022-23

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Otago Sparks will be in action for the 2nd day in a row, as they host Auckland Hearts in Game No. 6 in Queenstown

Sparks have had a promising start to the season with 2 wins from 2, while Hearts will head into this game in search of their 1st win, having lost their opening game

H2H Record

This will be the 24th H2H encounter between the 2 sides. With 16 wins, Hearts have the upper hand on the H2H count, with them leading by 16:7

Sparks were the winners in the only H2H game played at this venue before

Top Performers H2H

Katie Perkins (AH), Batter- RHB

Inns- 21 | Runs- 510 | Avg- 36

Arlene Kelly (AH), All Rounder- RHB/RAM

Inns- 15 | Wkts- 13| Avg- 22 | SR- 23

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

Inns- 18 | Runs- 619 | Avg- 39 | Wkts- 13 | Avg- 17

Emma Black (OS), Bowler- RAM

Inns- 10 | Wkts- 13 | Avg- 17 | SR- 14

Top Performers at Venue

Katie Perkins (AH), Batter- RHB

Inn- 1 | Runs- 29 | Avg- 29

Eden Carson (OS), Bowler- OS

Inns- 4 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 11 | SR- 13

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

Inns- 2 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 13 | SR- 10

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

Inns- 5 | Runs- 259 | Avg- 86

Top Picks

Saachi Shahri (AH), Batter- RHB

– Shahri will be opening the batting for Hearts this season, having batted at 5/6 throughout last season

– She registered her career best score of 68 in the previous game

Bella Armstrong (AH), All Rounder- RHB/RAM

– She scored 33* in the previous game

– She has a good record with the ball in H2H games: Inns- 9 | Wkts- 8 | Avg- 22 | SR- 21

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

– She registered figures of 4-0-28-2 in the previous game

– She has scored 99 runs at an average of 33 in H2H games

– She has picked 2 wickets in each of the 2 games she’s played at the venue

Emma Black (OS), Bowler- RAM

– She is Sparks’ highest wicket-taker this season with 4 wickets

– She is the joint 2nd highest wicket-taker in H2H games: Inns- 10 | Wkts- 13 | Avg- 17 | SR- 14

– Good record at the venue: Inns- 3 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 21 | SR- 18

Differential Picks

Eden Carson (OS), Bowler- OS

– She registered figures of 4-0-12-4 in the only H2H game played at this venue

– She is the highest wicket-taker at the venue: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 11 | SR- 13

– She’s done well in H2H games: Inns- 8 | Wkts- 10 | Avg- 15 | SR- 14

Olivia Gain (OS), Batter- RHB

– Gain has been opening the batting for Sparks this season

– She has been in good form with the bat having topped the runs tally for the NZ Development side in India

Katie Perkins (AH), Batter- RHB

– She was the 4th highest run-getter last season: Inns- 11 | Runs- 253 | Avg- 23

– She is Hearts’ leading run-getter in H2H games: Inns- 21 | Runs- 510 | Avg- 36

– She was Hearts’ highest scorer in the only H2H game at this venue

Fran Jonas (AH), Bowler- LAO

– She has picked 7 wickets at an average of 27 in H2H games

– She was the only Hearts bowler with a wicket in the only H2H game played at this venue

– She has gone wicketless just once across the last 7 H2H games

Safe Captaincy Pick

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

– She scored a marvelous century in the previous game, finishing unbeaten on 101* runs

– She has a phenomenal record at the venue: Inns- 5 | Runs- 259 | Avg- 86

– She finished unbeaten on 89* in the only H2H game played at this venue

– She scored 204 runs, and was dismissed just once across the 3 H2H games last season

– She is the leading run-getter in H2H games: Inns- 18 | Runs- 619 | Avg- 39

Differential Captaincy Pick

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

– She put on a great all-round show in the previous game: 52 runs & 2 wickets

– She has scored 372 runs at an average of 41.33 vs Hearts

– She has also picked 10 wickets vs them

– She has picked 4 wickets at a SR of 16.5 from the 3 games she’s played at this venue

Player to Avoid

Lauren Down (AH), Batter- RHB

– She has scored just the 182 runs at a poor average of 13 across 15 H2H outings

– She bagged a Duck last season, in the H2H game played at this venue

Base Team

WK: Polly Inglis

BAT: Suzie Bates, Saachi Shahri, Katie Perkins

AR: Bella Armstrong, Kate Ebrahim

BOWL: Arlene Kelly, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Emma Black, Eden Carson

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