OS vs WB Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 14, 2023

OS vs WB Match Prediction - Jan 14, 2023

Tournament: Women’s Super Smash 2022-23.

Date: January 14, 2023.

Format: T20

Venue: University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Time: 22:00

The women's cricket team of Wellington Blaze will take on the women's team of Otago Sparks later today in one of the Women's Super Smash encounters for the 2022-23 season. This game will be played at the University of Otago Oval ground in Dunedin. Let's take a look at the betting tips, match prediction, and pitch report for this game.  

OS vs WB Team Previews

Otago Sparks Women

The Otago Sparks women's team has 10 points on the board at the moment from the five fixtures they have participated in. They will be keen to register a third win of the season over Wellington Blaze women who are the leading side in the points table. The Otago Sparks women lost their encounter against Washington Blaze by a margin of 19 runs on Christmas eve. Otago Sparks' side will be looking out for revenge. The Otago skipper Suzie Bates is playing controlled cricket irrespective of the opposition she faces in this format.

In the last innings for Otago Sparks women, Suzie Bates smashed 76 runs from 59 balls. She is one of the stubborn batters in the competition. Another Otago Sparks player Kate Ebrahim has transformed herself into a genuine all-rounder. She has also scored 174 runs in the competition from 4 Super Smash innings during this year's seasons. Kate Ebrahim returned with the figures of 0 for 33 in her last game against Wellington Blaze. But she has recorded a strong performance with the ball picking up 8 wickets from 4 games. 

Five of the Kate Ebrahim dismissals have come from her last couple of matches against Northern Brave women and Auckland Hearts. Otago Sparks women had to settle for no result game in their last encounter and they have won just a single game from their last 4 matches.

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.

Wellington Blaze Women

The performance displayed by the Wellington Blaze women in the Women's Super Smash for 2022-23 could not have been better. They have made a dream start to the competition by winning 5 games in a row and they will be eying their 6th win in this competition in this game. In their last match, they recorded an 18-run victory over Central Hinds in a rain-curtailed game of cricket that brought the Duckworth and Lewis system into play. It is a bit of a shock that none of their batters are among the top five leading run-getters in the competition so far. 

The Wellington Blaze skipper Amelia Kerr is currently lying in 6th position with 143 runs. The other experienced opening batter Sophie Devine has not been up to her usual standards so far. She is still vying for her first half-century of the competition. During the last game Wellington Blaze played in the competition it was hard work for their bowlers. Central Hinds women managed to put together a good score of 148 runs for the loss of 2 wickets from their quota of 20 overs. Only Amelia Kerr and Leigh Kasperek managed to get a wicket apiece.

The wellington Blaze bowling attack needs to be right on the money in this game. Wellington Blaze women have a 100% winning record so far in the competition. They are all set to win another game and pull clear of the Canterbury Magicians' side which is lying in the second position. Central Districts women put together a good score on the board in their game against Blaze. But Wellington Women made a rollicking start to their chase scoring 62 for 1 from just 6.5 overs. Rebecca Burns and Amelia Kerr both looked good during the chase and remained unbeaten when the rain came down.

Wellington Blaze Women Playing 11

Caitlin King, Jessica McFadyen, Jess Kerr, Nicole Baird, Olivia Boivin, Rebecca Burns, Xara Jetly, Amelia Kerr, Leigh Kasperek, Maddy Green, Thamsyn Newton.

OS vs WB Toss Prediction

The wicket on offer at the University Oval in Dunedin is a true surface. The ball will come onto the bat nicely. So, the team winning the toss will be looking to put the opposition in and know the exact target they will have to chase on a wicket that holds no devils in it.

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

Pitch and Conditions

This game is being played at the University of Otago Oval in Dunedin. This is a consistent surface and there is little unpredictable bounce for the bowlers to take advantage of. An at-par score on this pitch will be 150 runs. Even this score is gettable on the venue due to the true nature of the pitch.

We are likely to get mostly sunny weather during the game. The temperatures during the match will reach the figure of 22 degrees. There is no probability of rain and thunderstorms during the game. You can expect thunderstorms in the region of 11 km/hr. There is a 22% chance of getting a cloud cover during the game. This will help the quicker bowlers. 

OS vs WB Betting Tips

There are two contrasting sets of performances from these teams going into the game. The Wellington Blaze have won 5 matches in a row while Otago Sparks women are struggling with a mixed performance in the competition so far. They haven’t done too badly but the Wellington Blaze has been phenomenal. So, you can bet on Wellington Blaze women to register a win this game and reassert their position in the points tally.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Amelia Kerr to score more than 21 runs in the game.



Amelia Kerr is the leading run-getter for Wellington Blaze women. You can expect her to come good again in this game.

  1. Betway


    Suzie Bates to score more than 23 runs in the game.



Suzie Bates is the leading run-getter in the competition thus far. You can expect that most of the Otago Sparks’ hopes of putting one across Wellington Blaze rest on her shoulders.

  1. Betway


    Sophie Devine to emerge as the leading batter for Wellington Blaze.



Sophie Devine hasn’t scored too many runs thus far and is due for a big score. You can expect her to come good in this match.

Today Match Prediction

Wellington Blaze Women To Win the Match

Bet Tip Here

Who will win OS vs WB

Otago Sparks Women 56.76% (21)
Wellington Blaze Women 43.24% (16)
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