OS vs CH Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 28, 2023
Tournament: Women’s Super Smash 2022-23.
Date: January 28, 2023.
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Otago Sparks women's team will take on the Central Hinds outfit in the 25th match of the Women's Super Smash for the 2022-23 season. This encounter will take place at the University Oval ground in Dunedin, New Zealand later today.
OS vs CH Team Previews
Otago Sparks Women
The Otago Sparks team is currently positioned in the 4th position in the points table for Women's Super Smash. They have 3 wins and 3 losses to their credit from the 7 games they have played in the league. Otago Sparks has 14 points in their kitty at the moment. The top run-getter for Otago Sparks women is Suzie Bates. She has amassed 293 runs at a strike rate of 128. She has hit 27 boundaries and 5 sixes in the process. The next successful batter on the list is Kate Ebrahim who has scored 190 runs in the competition at a strike rate of 104.
The top bowler for Otago Sparks women in the competition has been Raymond Toole. She has picked up 11 wickets in the competition while bowling at an average of 21 and an economy rate of 10.64. Otago women played their last game in the competition against Central Districts. They won the match with a margin of 4 wickets and with 8 balls remaining. Batting first, the Central Districts women scored 130 runs from their quota of 20 overs for the loss of 9 wickets. This total was possible thanks mainly to the efforts of Natalie Dodd at the top of the order.
The best bowler for Otago Sparks women in the match was Emma Black who picked up 4 wickets for 15 runs from her 4 overs. She was aided in her efforts by Eden Carson with 2 wickets and Hayley Jensen with one. But Emma Black was the pick of the bowlers by a long way. Otago women made a good start to their campaign with their openers doing a great job at the top of the order. Olivia Gain in particular was superb with a 43-run effort from 34 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes. Bella James and Kate Ebrahim also contributed to the team score.
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.
Central Hinds Women
The Central Hinds women's team is positioned in the 6th slot in the points table of the Women's Super Smash for the 2022-23 season. They have had to endure 8 losses from their 8 matches in the competition. The top run-getter for Central Hinds has been Natalie Dodd with 213 runs from 8 games at a strike rate of 107. She has hit 23 fours and one six in the process. Another women's batter that is doing well is Georgia Atkinson with 113 runs at a strike rate of 92. The top bowler for Central Hinds has been Hannah Rowe.
Hannah Rowe has so far collected 8 scalps in the competition while bowling at an average of 14 and an economy rate of 5.89. The Central Districts women played their last match in the tournament against Canterbury women. They lost this game also by a margin of 25 runs as the Duckworth and Lewis system had to be brought into the picture due to rain interruptions. Batting first the Canterbury women put a score of 156 runs on the board for the loss of 4 wickets. The Central Districts' women were 11 for 4 in 18 overs when a revised target of 137 runs was set due to rain interruption.
During the Central districts inning it was again Natalie Dodd who fought a lone battle for her team scoring another 50 from 50 balls with 4 boundaries. She was aided a bit in her efforts by Kerry Anne Tomlinson who scored 31 runs from 28 balls and Mikaela Greig who scored 20 runs from 19 balls. But these efforts were not sufficient for the Central districts team to get across the line in their chase. During the Canterbury innings the pick of the bowlers for the Central Districts team was Jess Watkin who picked up a couple of scalps for 37 runs.
Central Hinds Women Playing 11
Claudia Green, Flora Devonshire, Georgia Atkinson, Kate Gaging, Kerry-Anne Tomlinson, Mikaela Greig, Natalie Dodd, Ocean Bartlett, Priyanaz Chatterji, Jess Watkin, Rosemary Mair.
OS vs CH Toss Prediction
The pitch at the University Oval ground in Dunedin will assist the bowlers. So, the team winning the toss might want to field first to take advantage of the conditions.
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 this venue is in favor of bowlers more than batters. Fast bowlers will be delighted with the wicket that will provide pace and bounce to them. However, the ground also has smallish boundaries close to 60-70 meters. In most of the games played here at the venue, we got to see small totals. In the 10 one-day international matches played at the venue, the bowlers have picked up 168 wickets. The stadium can seat 3500 people.
The weather conditions for this game to be played in Dunedin will be fine. There is a bit of a possibility of getting a cloud cover during the match, especially in the afternoons. the temperature during the match will remain close to 15 degrees and there are not many chances of getting rainfall during the game.
OS vs CH Betting Tips
The Central Districts' women's team has taken 8 losses in this competition so far from 8 games. The Otago Sparks women have fared a lot better in the competition thus far. Otago women will also be playing at home and will be well-versed with the conditions on offer. So, all-in-all we expect Otago Sparks women to win this match and consolidate their position in the points table.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Natalie Dodd has been a successful batter for Central Hinds in the competition despite a poor run of form by her team. You can bet on her to score more than 28 runs again in this game.
Polly Inglis is scoring runs regularly in the competition. You can expect her to score more than 18 runs on this track.
Otago Sparks women batters at the top of the order are in good nick. So you can expect them to make a good start to their innings with more than 5 runs in the first over of the game.