OS vs NBW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 27, 2022

OS vs NBW Match Prediction - Dec 27, 2022

Tournament: Women's Super Smash 2022-23.

Date: December 27, 2022.

Format: T20

Venue: John Davies Oval, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Time: 22:00

The Otago Sparks women's cricket team will go up against Northern Brave women in the 5th game of the Women's Super Smash for the 2022-23 season later today. Both these teams have made a losing start to their campaigns in Super Smash this season.

OS vs NBW Team Previews

Otago Sparks Women

The Otago sparks women's cricket team is currently positioned in the 5th slot in the points table. They had to endure a loss in their first match of the season this year. Kate Ebrahim was the leading run-getter for Otago Sparks women in their first game scoring 37 runs with a strike rate of 97. During her innings, she hit 4 boundaries. Suzie Bates also contributed 31 runs to the team total with a strike rate of 96. The best bowler for Otago in the first fixture was Emma Black. She picked up 3 scalps while bowling at an average of 8 and an economy rate of 6.

Otago Sparks women played their last match in the Women's Super Smash against Wellington Blaze women. They ended up losing this encounter by a margin of 19 runs. Batting first the Wellington women raised a good total of 146 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. In reply, the Otago sparks women could manage just 127 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Batting first, the Wellington women managed to raise a good total thanks mainly to the efforts of their skipper Amelia Kerr and Maddy Green with scores of 46 and 45 not out respectively.

As far as the Sparks’ bowling attack was concerned, Emma Black picked up 3 wickets. She was well-supported by Eden Carson and Suzie Bates who picked up a wicket apiece. These two bowlers that played the supporting role were also pretty economical in their bowling efforts. Otago Sparks women in their reply kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Only the skipper Suzie Bates and Kate Ebrahim made decent contributions to the total scoring 31 and 37 runs respectively. Bella James hit some boundaries toward the end but it was all a bit too late. 

Otago Sparks Women Playing 11

Bella James, Caitlin Blakely, Eden Carson, Emma Black, Felicity Leydon-Davis, Olivia Gain, Polly Inglis, Sophie Oldershaw, Hayley Jensen, Kate Ebrahim, Suzie Bates.

Northern Brave Women

The Northern Brave women have also made a disastrous start to their campaign in this year's Super Smash for women. They ended up losing the first encounter and as a result, have been relegated to 4th position in the points table at the moment just above Otago Sparks. Caitlin Gurrey was the leading run-getter for Northern Brave women as she put together 66 runs at a strike rate of 137. she struck 11 fours during her innings. Sam Barriball also scored 32 runs albeit a bit slowly at a strike rate of 100.

The best bowler on the scene for Otago Sparks women was Lucy Boucher. She managed to pick up a couple of wickets in the match while bowling at an average of 10 and an economy rate of 7. The Northern Brave women played their last match against Canterbury women. They had to face a loss in this game by a margin of 14 runs. Batting first, Canterbury women scored 146 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. The Northern Districts' women's team responded with 132 for 9 to this target. Canterbury women raised this score thanks mainly to the efforts of their skipper Amy Satterthwaite who smashed 73 runs from 52 balls with 9 fours and 1 six.

The pick of the bowlers for Northern Brave women in this match was Lucy Boucher with 2 wickets for 21 runs from her 3 overs. Phoebe Graham also picked up 2 wickets but she gave away 35 runs from her 4 overs. Other successful bowlers for Northern Brave women were Amanda Jade Wellington and Nensi Patel who picked up a wicket apiece. Nensi Patel also bowled pretty economically in the match. Northern Brave women got off to a flier and were 110 for 1 at one stage. Caitlin Gurrey was superb hitting 66 from 48 balls with 11 fours. But the Brave innings lost their way after the start and too many wickets fell from the middle and lower middle order. They ended up finishing 14 runs short in the end.

Northern Brave Women Playing 11

Holly Topp, Kayley knight, Nensi Patel, Phoebe Graham, Sam Barriball, Shriya Naidu, Tash Wakelin, Amanda Jade Wellington, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Caitlin Gurrey, Eimear Richardson.

OS vs NBW Toss Prediction

The wicket on offer at the John Davies Oval, in Queenstown will be in favor of batters. You can expect both teams to raise a good score in this match. But the wicket may offer help to the quick bowlers in the initial stages of the innings due to a tinge of grass on it. The team winning the toss might want to take to the field first and know the target.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch will remain in favor of the batters throughout the match except during the initial overs. The bowlers will have to bowl a tight length to get assistance from the track and contain the batters. The John Davie Oval ground in Queenstown is one of the more scenic grounds in the world. This ground was used for practice games played between New Zealand and teams visiting the country. There will be some breeze blowing across the ground and the wicket always has a bit of grass on it to help the speedsters. Both the games played here in the last season were won by the teams chasing a target. The average first-inning total there is 148 runs. 

We are likely to get warm and partially sunny conditions during the game. You can expect temperatures of close to 28 degrees during the match. We might get winds in the region of 7 km/hr for this match and there is a 30% chance of having cloud cover during the game. We will get clear visibility during the match and a relative humidity of 63% is expected. If we do get some cloud cover, the conditions are likely to assist the faster bowlers.

OS vs NBW Betting Tips

Both these teams are off to a poor start in the competition losing their first games. You can expect the Otago Sparks women to be a slight favorite for this match as they have more in-form players in their ranks. We will bet with Otago Sparks women to win this match and earn their first points for the season.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Suzie Bates to score more than 25 runs in the match.



Suzie Bates batted well in the last game although her team lost the game. You can expect her to score big runs again in this game at the top of the order.

  1. Betway


    Poly Inglis to score more than 15 runs in the game.



Poly Inglis is one of the batters that is looking good at the moment and is making some useful contributions to her side. So, you can bet on her to score at least 15 runs in this match.

  1. Betway


    Otago Sparks women to score more than 5 runs in their first over.



Otago Sparks women have some in-form players at the top of the order. So, they might get off to a good start and score more than 5 runs from the first over.

Today Match Prediction

Otago Sparks Women To Win the Match

Bet Tip Here

Who will win OS vs NBW

Otago Sparks Women 80.17% (97)
Northern Brave Women 19.83% (24)
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