Women’s Super Smash 2022-23 | WB-W vs NB-W | Match 11

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Wellington Blaze host Northern Brave in Game No. 11 at the Basin Reserve. Blaze sit atop the points tally having racked up 3 wins from as many games

Brave haven’t had the best of starts this season, but they registered their first win in the previous game having lost their 1st 2 games

H2H Record

Blaze have a 16:5 lead on the H2H count, and are yet to lose at this venue in H2H outings having won all the previous 4 games

Top Performers H2H

Sophie Devine (WB), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

Inns- 14 | Runs- 684 | Avg- 98 | Wkts- 17 | Avg- 16

Leigh Kasperek (WB), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

Inns- 6 | Wkts- 12 | Avg- 8 | Runs- 103 | Avg- 34

Bernadine Bezuidenhout (NB), Batter- RHB

Inns- 6 | Runs- 158 | Avg- 32

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

Inns- 6 | Runs- 128 | Avg- 26 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 18

Top Performers at Venue

Sophie Devine (WB), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

Inns- 17 | Runs- 789 | Avg- 61 | Wkts- 18 | Avg- 18

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

Inns- 4 | Wkts- 6 | Avg- 14 | SR- 14

Amelia Kerr (WB), All-Rounder- RHB/RALB

Inns- 22 | Wkts- 32 | Avg- 14 | Runs- 475 | Avg- 32

Leigh Kasperek (WB), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

Inns- 19 | Wkts- 35 | Avg- 10 | Runs- 209 | Avg- 30

Top Picks

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

  • Was her team’s highest wicket-taker last season
  • Picked 2 wickets in the previous H2H game
  • Impressive H2H record: Inns- 5 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 12 | SR- 12

Bernadine Bezuidenhout (NB), Batter- RHB

  • Good H2H record: Inns- 6 | Runs- 158 | Avg- 32
  • Has been timing the ball nicely this season, and ended up top scoring for her side in the 2nd game

Jess Kerr (WB), Bowler- RAM

  • 9 wickets at an average of 21.44 in H2H games
  • Has the most wickets by a pace bowler at this venue: Inns- 20 | Wkts- 22 | Avg- 18 | SR- 18
  • Her 6 wickets at an average of 12.83 are the highest by a Blaze bowler this season

Leigh Kasperek (WB), All-Rounder- RHB/OS

  • Leading wicket-taker at the venue: Inns- 19 | Wkts- 35 | Avg- 10 | SR- 11
  • Good all-round record in H2H games: Inns- 6 | Wkts- 12 | Avg- 8 | Runs- 103 | Avg- 34
  • Had a brilliant all-round outing in the previous H2H game: 29 runs, followed by bowling figures of 3.2-0-6-2

Differential Picks

Maneka Singh (WB), Bowler- LAM

  • 11 wickets at an average of 17 at the venue
  • Figures of 3-0-18-2 in the previous game

Thamsyn Newton (WB), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • Has performed well in H2H games: Inns- 8 | Runs- 128 | Avg- 32
  • Top scored in the previous H2H game with her knock of 38 runs
  • Has been performing a new role in the side this season, that of an opener

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

  • Figures of 4-0-27-3 in the previous H2H game
  • Good H2H record: Inns- 6 | Runs- 128 | Avg- 26 | Wkts- 7 | Avg- 18
  • Has done well at the venue: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 6 | Avg- 14 | SR- 14

Emma Baker (NB), Bowler- RAM

  • Expected to come into the XI with Brave missing 3 of their bowlers from the previous game
  • 3 wickets at an average of 16.33 from 2 H2H outings
  • Being the tallest bowler in the competition she’ll look to make most of the conditions on a seam friendly deck

Safe Captaincy Pick

Sophie Devine (WB), All-Rounder- RHB/RAM

  • Highest run-getter in H2H games: Inns- 14 | Runs- 684 | Avg- 98
  • Also has 17 wickets at an average of 16.12 to her name, in H2H outings
  • Leading run-getter at the venue: Inns- 17 | Runs- 789 | Avg- 61
  • Missed out with the bat in the previous game, but returned with bowling figures of 4-0-24-2
  • Has picked 18 wickets at a SR of 16 at this venue

Differential Captaincy Pick

Amelia Kerr (WB), All-Rounder- RHB/RALB

  • Her 111 runs are the most by a Blaze batter this season
  • Leading wicket-taker in H2H outings: Inns- 13 | Wkts- 19 | Avg- 12 | SR- 16
  • 2nd highest wicket-taker at the venue: Inns- 22 | Wkts- 32 | Avg- 14 | SR- 15
  • Picked a total of 5 wickets from the H2H outings last season

Player to Avoid

Rebecca Burns (WB), Batter- RHB

  • Averages only 19 across 8 H2H innings, having scored 152 runs
  • Scored only 1 run in the previous H2H game

Base Team

WK: Jessica McFayden

BAT: Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Sam Barriball, Maddy Green

AR: Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine, Eimear Richardson, Leigh Kasperek

BOWL: Jess Kerr, Maneka Singh, Phoebe Graham

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