SPI vs FAL Match Preview
Chamari Athapaththu is leading the batting charts for Falcons’ women in this year’s FairBreak Invitational Tournament. She has scored 139 runs in her last 4 appearances for the Falcons with an average of 46.33. She hit a superb 75 not out in her last match for Falcons. She is scoring these runs with a strike rate of 132.38. She has hit 10 sixes and 12 fours during her stay at the crease in the competition. Another batter that is doing a great job for Falcons’ women is Theertha Satish. She has scored 107 runs with an average of 35.66 and with a strike rate of 127.38.
One of the most successful bowlers for Falcons in the competition this year so far has been M Kapp. She has picked up 6 wickets so far with a strike rate of 14.00. She is bowling with an economy rate of 4.07 and an average of 9.50. Her best figures in the competition have been 3 wickets for 4 runs. S Tippoch is another bowler that is doing a reasonable job for Falcons. She has picked up 5 scalps so far with an average of 12.80. She is bowling with an economy rate of 5.33 and a strike rate of 14.00. But leading the bowling charts for Falcons is the mercurial Chamari Athapaththu. She has 7 victims so far at a strike rate of 11.1.
Nicola Carey is the leading run-getter for Spirit women this year having scored 182 runs from 4 games with a strike rate of 180.19. She hit a monumental 84 from 28 balls in her last game. As a result of this inning, she now has a strike rate of 180.19 in the competition. She has already struck a couple of fifties. N Chantham has scored 76 runs in the competition so far with a strike rate of 111.76. Another batter that is doing a reasonable job for Spirit is Bismah Maroof with 73 runs from 4 games at a strike rate of 93.58.
The top bowler for Spirit Women has been SIR Dunkley with 5 scalps from 3 matches with an average of 13.20. She is bowling with an excellent strike rate of 12.8 at the moment. A Khaka has also picked up 5 wickets in the competition with an average of 20.40 and a strike rate of 18.00. She has picked a 4-fer for 13 runs in the competition. M Gaur has also picked up 4 wickets in the tournament with a strike rate of 24.00 and she is bowling with an economy rate of 4.56. Her best figures in the competition have been 2 for 12.
The weather forecast for this game tomorrow is that of pleasant conditions. There will be some intervals of sunshine and clouds during the day. You can expect south-by-southeast winds of 11 km/hr during the match. There is a good chance that we will get a cloud cover during the game.
Although the pitch at this venue is quite slow, the batters can settle down and get used to the pace of the track and then think about playing their shots. The spinners from both teams might come into play on this track as a good spin bowler will be tough to get away in these conditions.
Nicola Carey has an incredible batting average and strike rate at the moment.
Nicola Carey scored an unbeaten hard-hitting 84 in her last effort at the crease. She has a batting average of 91.00 and a strike rate of 180.19.
Chamari Athapaththu has a great batting and bowling average in the competition.
Chamari Athapaththu has not only top-scored for the Falcons she has also picked up the greatest number of wickets for her team.
There do not seem to be any injury worries for either team so far. So, we assume that the entire sides will be available for selection tomorrow.
SPI vs FAL Probable 11
SPI Playing 11
- Sophia Dunkley
- Natthakan Chantham
- Bismah Maroof
- Kerry-Anne Tomlinson
- Nicola Carey (C)
- Naruemol Chaiwai
- Ayabonga Khaka
- Mahika Gaur
- Shizuka Miyaji
- Gargi Bhogle
- Yasmin Daswani (Wk)
FAL Playing 11
- Suzie Bates (C)
- Danni Wyatt
- Chamari Athapaththu
- Mariko Hill
- Marizanne Kapp
- Sornnarin Tippoch
- Mas Elysa
- Jahanara Alam
- Gunjan Shukla
- Marina Lamplough
- Theertha Satish (Wk)
Both these teams appear to be evenly matched at the moment. They won their last games played earlier today and they won it convincingly. The Spirit team is placed higher in the points table with more points and a better overall record in the competition. But the Falcons team is on a comeback trail and with positions in the playoffs at stake, they will give this game everything they have got. We will bet with Falcons to win this match.
Chamari Athapaththu: In her last 10 appearances for the Falcons, Chamari Athapaththu has picked up 345 runs with an average of 38.33 and has also picked up 11 wickets with a strike rate of 18.00.
Nicola Carey: Nicola Carey was at her destructive best in the last match hitting a brilliant fifty. In her last 10 games for Spirit, she has a strike rate of 181.72.
Ayabonga Khaka: Ayabonga Khaka has picked up 14 wickets in her last 10 games for Spirit. She has bowled with a strike rate of 15.42 during this period.
Sophia Dunkley: Sophia Dunkley has scored 300 runs in his last 10 matches for Spirit and has also picked up 10 wickets. You can bet on her to provide yet another all-around performance.
SPI vs FAL Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: T. Satish
Batters: C. Atapattu (C), D. Wyatt, B. Maroof, S. Dunkley (VC)
All-rounders: N. Patel, S. Bates, M. Kapp
Bowlers: A. Khaka, S. Tippoch, N. Carey