Women’s Super Smash 2022-23 | WB-W vs OS-W | Match 2

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Women's Super Smash 2022-23

Match Preview

Wellington Blaze host Otago Sparks in Game No. 2 of the season, to be played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington

WB are the defending champions heading into the competition, and were unbeaten throughout last season winning all their 11 games, whereas OS were the 2nd best side that season, failing at the final hurdle against WB in the final

With 7 titles to their name, Blaze have won the title the most number of times in the competition’s history, whereas Sparks have been crowned champions just once

H2H Record

This will the 24th H2H encounter between the 2 sides. With 18 wins, Blaze have a one sided lead of 18:5 on the H2H count

When it comes to H2H record at venue, Blaze take the lead again, having won 3 of the 4 games played between these 2 sides at the Basis Reserve

Top Performers H2H

Maddy Green (WB), Batter- RHB

Inns- 7 | Runs- 207 | Avg- 41

Suzie Bates (OS), Batter- RHB

Inns- 19 | Runs- 428 | Avg- 23

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

Inns- 14 | Runs- 251 | Avg- 36 | Wkts- 28 | Avg- 10

Xara Jetly (WB), Bowler- OS

Inns- 4 | Wkts- 8 | Avg- 5 | SR- 8

Top Performers at Venue

Maddy Green (WB), Batter- RHB

Inns- 7 | Runs- 207 | Avg- 41

Suzie Bates (OS), Batter- RHB

Inns- 19 | Runs- 428 | Avg- 23

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

Inns- 14 | Runs- 251 | Avg- 36 | Wkts- 28 | Avg- 10

Xara Jetly (WB), Bowler- OS

Inns- 4 | Wkts- 8 | Avg- 5 | SR- 8

Top Picks

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

– She is one of Sparks’ most bankable players

– She picked 13 wickets at an average of 19.76 last season

– She has been in great run scoring form in lead up to this competition, having scored 256 runs at an average 128 in the HBJ Shield

Suzie Bates (OS), Batter- RHB

– She was the leading run-getter last season: Inns- 12 | Runs- 504 | Avg- 56

– She had a lead of 150+ runs over the 2nd highest run-getter

– She has a decent record at the venue: Inns- 6 | Runs- 166 | Avg- 33

Maddy Green (WB), Batter- RHB

– She averages 40+ for WB in H2H games: Inns- 7 | Runs- 207 | Avg- 41

– She scored 55 runs in the previous H2H game

Jess Kerr (WB), Bowler- RAM

– Good H2H record: Inns- 11 | Wkts- 14 | Avg- 14 | SR- 16

– Has always performed well at the venue: Inns- 19 | Wkts- 19 | Avg- 19 | SR- 20

– She was the 2nd highest wicket-taker last season: Inns- 9 | Wkts- 18 | Avg- 8 | SR- 10

Differential Picks

Xara Jetly (WB), Bowler- OS

– She’s got a great H2H record: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 8 | Avg- 5 | SR- 8

– She’s got a good record at the venue: Inns- 8 | Wkts- 9 | Avg- 11 | SR- 13

Eden Carson (OS), Bowler- OS

– She was Sparks’ highest wicket-taker last season: Inns- 12 | Wkts- 17 | Avg- 16 | SR- 16

– She has picked 8 wickets at a SR of 19.5 from 8 H2H outings

– She has a decent record at the venue: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 4 | Avg- 25 | SR- 19

Gemma Adams (OS), All Rounder- RHB/RAM

– She’s the fastest bowler in the Sparks’ side, and has got a very sharp bouncer up her sleeve

– She had figures of 5-0-26-2 vs the Blaze during the HBJ Shield game held last week

– She’s also a very handy batter who can accumulate quick runs

Caitlin King (WB), All Rounder- RHB/RAM

– King has been picking wickets for fun off late, and will be needed more with the ball rather than the bat, in this Blaze side

– She has 6 wickets at an average of 6.66 in this season’s HBJ Shield

Safe Captaincy Pick

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

– She was the 2nd highest run-getter last season: Inns- 10 | Runs- 346 | Avg- 35

– She was the joint 3rd highest wicket-taker last season: Inns- 11 | Wkts- 17 | Avg- 11 | SR- 15

– She’s the leading wicket-taker in H2H games

– Her all-round H2H aggregates make for a great reading: Inns- 10 | Runs- 251 | Avg- 36 || Inns- 14 | Wkts- 28 | Avg- 10

– She’s performed equally well at the venue: Inns- 16 | Runs- 429 | Avg- 31 || Inns- 21 | Wkts- 31 | Avg- 13

Differential Captaincy Pick

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

– She was the leading wicket-taker last season: Inns- 11 | Wkts- 20 | Avg- 9 | SR- 11

– She also scored 159 runs at an average of 26.5 last season

– She registered figures of 3-0-23-3 in the previous H2H game

– She’s the leading wicket-taker at the venue: Inns- 18 | Wkts- 32 | Avg- 11 | SR- 11

– She’s got a very good H2H record as well: Inns- 8 | Wkts- 11 | Avg- 12 | SR- 12

Player to Avoid

Rebecca Burns (WB), Batter- RHB

– She’s got a very poor H2H record: Inns- 7 | Runs- 101 | Avg- 14

– Her overall T20 record isn’t great either: Inns- 55 | Runs- 760 | Avg- 15

Base Team

WK: Polly Inglis

BAT: Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Caitlin King

AR: Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Kate Ebrahim, Gemma Adams

BOWL: Jess Kerr,Xara Jetly, Eden Carson

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