Wellington Blaze Women will be taking on Otago Sparks Women in the finals of the Women’s Super Smash. The WB-W vs OS-W encounter will take place at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. Wellington Blaze Women have had a glorious tournament so far. They are still unbeaten, having won 10 consecutive matches on the trot. They finished at the top of the standings with 38 points to their name and have directly qualified for the finals. Amelia Kerr has had a terrific summer, and she is the player to watch out for in the grand finale.
Otago Sparks Women, on the other hand, finished second in the standings with 32 points. They defeated Auckland Women in the Eliminator by 29 runs and got their place in the finals. They had lost to Wellington Women twice in the league stages and looking forward to giving it back for them in the finals.
Match: Wellington Blaze Women vs Otago Sparks Women, The Final
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
Date & Time: 29th January at 7:30 AM IST and 3:00 PM Local Time
The boundaries are quite short on either side of the ground which makes the batter’s game much easier. Having said that, it’s difficult to chase the targets of more than 150. Batting first is an excellent option.
Top Picks for WB-W vs OS-W Dream11 Match
Batter: Suzie Bates
Suzie Bates is the leading run-scorer in this tournament with a distant margin. In 11 matches, she has smashed 501 runs at an average of 62.62 and has picked up a wicket as well.
All-Rounder: Amelia Kerr
Amelia Kerr has been tremendous with her all-round performances in this tournament. She has scalped 16 wickets at an economy of 4.5 and scored 326 runs at an average of 36.22.
Wicketkeeper: Polly Inglis
Polly Inglis played some important knocks for Otago Sparks in this competition. In 11 matches, she has accumulated 214 runs at an average of 21.4 with the highest score of 61*.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for BUK vs KAB Dream11 Team
Wicketkeeper: Polly Inglis
Batters: Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Bella James, Georgia Plimmer
All-rounders: Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Kate Ebrahim
Bowlers: Jess Kerr, Eden Carson, Xara Jetly
Captain: Suzie Bates
Vice-Captain: Amelia Kerr
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WB-W vs OS-W Dream11 Fantasy Cricket
Wicketkeeper: Katey Martin
Batters: Suzie Bates, Rebecca Burns, Olivia Gain, Georgia Plimmer
All-rounders: Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr, Kate Ebrahim
Bowlers: Jess Kerr, Xara Jetly, Sophie Oldershaw
Captain: Kate Ebrahim
Vice-Captain: Jess Kerr
Probable Playing XIs for WB-W vs OS-W
Wellington Blaze Women
Sophie Devine, Georgia Plimmer, Amelia Kerr, Maddy Green (c), Leigh Kasperek, Thamsyn Newton, Rebecca Burns, Jess Kerr, Jessica McFadyen (wk), Xara Jetly, Maneka Singh
Otago Sparks Women
Suzie Bates (c), Polly Inglis, Katey Martin (wk), Kate Ebrahim, Hayley Jensen, Caitlin Blakely, Bella James, Olivia Gain, Eden Carson, Emma Black, Sophie Oldershaw
WB-W vs OS-W – Who will win?
Wellington Blaze Women are expected to emerge out of this exciting fixture with the winner’s share of the purse. They have a stronger unit as compared to their opponents heading into the final and have been nothing but sensational throughout the season as well. That being said, a closely contested match is sure on the cards.