Canterbury Magicians are favorites to win
Canterbury Magicians will take on Central Hinds at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Match 23 of the 2022-23 Women’s Super Smash gets underway at 18:50 local time on Friday 27th January.
The Magicians come into this match in second place in the table but after losing their last game, by 114 runs, against top of the table Wellington Blaze. Canterbury Magicians have a very strong recent record over Central Hinds and will be very confident of securing another win in this fixture.
Canterbury Magicians need to put their last innings out of their mind after they were dismissed for 94 runs from 17 overs when chasing 209 for victory against Wellington Blaze. Captain Amy Satterthwaite was one of four players to register a duck in the defeat.
Gabby Sullivan was the pick of the bowlers in Match 22 and has been their most effective bowler of the campaign. She took 2-18 from three overs with the rest of the bowling attack conceding far more runs per over. Leg-spinner Sarah Asmussen has picked up wickets in each of the last six games.
Canterbury Magicians have lost two of their last four but won three of their last five matches.
With no wins and heavy defeats in the last two games, this fixture in Christchurch looks like being another tough evening for Central Hinds. Their last defeat was to Otago Women who beat them with eight balls remaining when chasing down 131 to win.
Keeper-batter Natalie Dodd hit 59 runs from 46 balls at the top of the order in the last game and has been in excellent form across all formats so far in 2023. She comes into this match after hitting 83 runs from 91 balls in the NZ Cricket Women’s One Day Cup on Sunday.
Although they didn’t win the last game, there were six wickets for Central Hinds’ bowlers in the last game. Jess Watkin was expensive with figures of 2-44 whilst 19 year old medium pacer, Flora Devonshire, took 2-20 and there will be plenty of interest on her performance in this clash.
Central Hinds are looking to avoid their eighth successive defeat in the 2022-23 Women’s Super Smash.
The match will be played at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. This is not the easiest pitch to bat on and we expect any score over 130 will be enough to win the match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, match odds, and prediction for Canterbury Magicians vs Central Hinds, Super Smash Women 2023
Laura Hughes(wk), Kate Anderson, Amy Satterthwaite(c), Fran Wilson, Abigale Gerken, Natalie Cox, Jodie Dean, Melissa Banks, Gabby Sullivan, Jessica Simmons, Sarah Asmussen
Kerry-Anne Tomlinson, Kate Gaging, Jess Watkin(c), Ocean Bartlett, Natalie Dodd(wk), Rosemary Mair, Mikaela Greig, Georgia Atkinson, Hannah Rowe, Claudia Green, Flora Devonshire
No one expected Canterbury Magicians to be thrashed by such a big margin against Wellington Blaze and both their batters and bowlers will welcome the opportunity to put on a better performance in this game. Central Hinds have not looked like winning a game all season and they are up against a strong opposition. Our prediction is for Canterbury Magicians to win.
Canterbury Magicians are favorites to beat Central Hinds