CM vs OS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 03, 2023
Tournament: Women’s Super Smash 2022-23.
Date: February 03, 2023.
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand.
In the 28th game of the Women's Super Smash for the 2022-23 season, Canterbury women will take on Otago women later today. This crucial game will be played at the Hagley Oval venue in Christchurch in New Zealand. Ahead of this game, here are the betting tips, match prediction, and pitch report. The Canterbury Magicians women are currently in 2nd position in the points table with 6 victories and 2 losses this year. They have already qualified for the knockout stages of the competition. On the other hand, the Otago Sparks women have managed to win 4 games and have lost 3. One of these games was washed out due to rain. They are currently one position below Canterbury in the points tally. They will have to win at least one of their remaining two fixtures to have any hopes of qualifying for the next round.
CM vs OS Team Previews
The Canterbury women played their last match against Central Districts women on 27th January. They won the rain-shortened game by a margin of 25 runs according to the Duckworth and Lewis system. Batting first in this match Canterbury women scored a decent total of 156 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in their stipulated 20 overs. Kate Anderson batted superbly to score 92 not out from 69 balls to take her side to a respectable total almost single-handedly. She hit as many as 14 fours in the process.
Anderson was supported by the skipper Amy Satterthwaite and Natalie Cox during her innings. These two ladies did not score too many runs but supported Kate Anderson well towards a good total on the board. Jess Watkin was the most successful bowler for Central Districts picking up 2 wickets for 37 runs from her 4 overs. Although Claudia Green bowled well for her 2 overs, other bowlers went for a lot of runs. During the Central Districts' reply to this total set by Canterbury, rains came down. The target was restructured to 137 runs from 18 overs as a result.
Natalie Dodd once again provided a solid start to the Canterbury chase by hitting a fifty from an even number of balls. She was helped by other batswomen such as Kerry Anne Tomlinson and Mikaela Greig. But none of these batters could score the requisite runs quickly enough. This effort fell short by 25 runs in the end as Central Districts could manage just 111 runs for the loss of 4 wickets from their 18 overs. Kate Anderson followed a terrific display with the bat with a good one with the ball. She bowled 3 overs for 14 runs and also picked up a wicket.
Canterbury Women Playing 11
Abigale Gerken, Gabby Sullivan, Jacinta Savage, Jessica Simmons, Kate Anderson, Laura Hughes, Melissa Banks, Natalie Cox, Sarah Asmussen, Amy Satterthwaite, Fran Wilson.
Otago Sparks Women
The Otago Sparks women are also going into this game after a win over Central Districts women. In the 25th match of the Women's Super Smash for 2022-23 played on 29th January, Otago women defeated the Central Districts team by 6 wickets with 4 balls to spare. Batting first, the Central Districts women scored just 108 runs from their 20 overs. The Otago women chased down this total losing 4 wickets in the process in 19.2 overs. They scored 111 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Central District's women's vows in this game would have been worse if it hadn’t been for later-order heroics by Flora Devonshire.
Flora Devonshire hit 39 runs from 27 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes to provide some respectability to the Central Districts total. The best bowler for Otago women in this game was easily Sophie Oldershaw. She picked up 3 wickets for 24 runs from her quota of 4 overs. She was well aided in her efforts by the likes of the opening bowlers Emma Black and ME Loe who also picked up a wicket apiece. Both these bowlers bowled economically and did not allow the Central Districts' women to settle down and get going. Kate Ebrahim also picked up one wicket for 23 runs from her 4 overs.
The Otago women batters combines well together to ensure that there were no ugly hiccups during their chase. The opening batswoman Olivia Gain scored 23 runs from 22 balls with 4 fours to set up the chase. The wicketkeeper-batswoman Polly Inglis scored 30 runs from 35 balls with 3 fours to remain unbeaten in the inning. The Otago skipper Felicity Leydon-Davis also contributed 25 runs lower down the order from 24 balls to take her side across the line. She hit 3 fours in her inning.
Otago Sparks Women Playing 11
Bella James, Caitlin Blakely, Emma Black, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Molly Loe, Olivia Gain, Polly Inglis, Sophie Oldershaw, Kirstie Gordon, Kate Ebrahim, Linsey Smith.
CM vs OS Toss Prediction
The wicket on offer at the Hagley Oval venue in Christchurch will favor the batters quite a bit. However, there might be some assistance from the track for the new ball bowlers, especially early on in the game. Some good scores have been put on the board by the teams batting first on the ground in their last few games. So, the team that wins the toss will opt to bat first on this ground despite some early help from the seamers.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The wicket on offer at the Hagley Oval ground in Christchurch will be helpful to the batters. Most hard-hitting batters will enjoy the conditions on offer at the venue. The surface will offer even bounce and batswomen will have no trouble playing their shots. The boundaries on this ground are not too big and will favor the big hitters a lot. The outfield is lightning quick and batters will get full value for their shots.
We are likely to get clear skies for this game in Christchurch. You can expect temperatures in the region of 18 degrees for this match. We will also get winds close to 8 km/hr during the game. There is a 7% chance of getting a cloud cover through the match. There is no likelihood of rain coming down during the game. The relative humidity will be high in the mornings but will reduce as the day wears on.
CM vs OS Betting Tips
Both these sides are lying close to each other in the points table. They are in adjacent positions in the points table. So, there is little to choose between the two teams at the moment. However, Canterbury Magicians are playing much better cricket at the moment. They are more likely to win this match and consolidate their position in the points table.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Amy Satterthwaite is scoring runs consistently for her team at the moment. She was also among the runs in the last match. You can bet on her to score more than 24 runs in this game.
Kate Ebrahim is doing a great job for her team and is likely to continue the good work with the bat. You can expect her to score the maximum number of runs for Otago Sparks women in this match.
Kate Anderson to score the maximum number of runs for the Canterbury side in the game.
Kate Anderson was at her brilliant best in the last game when she took the Canterbury total to a position of strength single-handedly. You can bet on her to top score again in this match.