NZ-W vs ENG-W, 1st T20I: University Oval Pitch Report, Dunedin Weather Forecast, T20 Stats & Records | New Zealand Women vs England Women 2024

New Zealand Women’s cricket team is poised for an electrifying clash against England Women in the inaugural T20I of their five-match home series. Set to take place at the illustrious University Oval in Dunedin this Monday, anticipation runs high for an exhilarating showdown.

Led by the seasoned Suzie Bates, New Zealand will embark on this series without the formidable presence of Sophie Devine and Amelia Kerr in the initial encounters. Despite this setback, the Kiwis are determined to showcase their prowess on the field.

Meanwhile, under the captaincy of Heather Knight, England Women are primed for the challenge, though they too will be without their star spinner, Sophie Ecclestone. Nonetheless, the English squad would still aim to display their resilience and competitive spirit throughout the tour.

T20 Stats and Records at University Oval:

  • Total matches: 6
  • Matches won batting first: 4
  • Matches won bowling first: 2
  • Average 1st innings scores: 166
  • Average 2nd innings scores: 151
  • Highest total recorded: 224/7 (20 overs) by New Zealand vs Pakistan
  • Lowest total recorded: 141/10 (19 overs) by Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
  • Highest score chased: 146/1 (14.4 overs) by New Zealand vs Sri Lanka
  • Lowest score defended: 137/6 (20 overs) by Pakistan Women vs New Zealand Women

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University Oval Pitch Report:

The cricket track at University Oval is a paradise for batters, offering ample opportunities to rack up substantial runs. However, bowlers can exert pressure in the early overs with their adept swing and movement. As the match progresses, spinners might also make their presence felt. One can expect a thrilling encounter at this vibrant venue, promising an exhilarating showdown between bat and ball.

Dunedin Weather Forecast:

Dunedin Weather Forecast (Image Source: Twitter)

The weather forecast for Dunedin predicts clear skies, setting the stage for an uninterrupted match. Spectators can look forward to a seamless clash as the conditions remain favorable. Temperatures are expected to hover around 13 degrees Celsius, accompanied by a humidity level of approximately 67 percent and a gentle breeze blowing at a speed of 18 km/h.

NZ-W vs ENG-W, Probable Playing XIs:

New Zealand Women: Suzie Bates (c), Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Maddy Green, Georgia Plimmer, Brooke Halliday, Isabella Gaze, Jess Kerr, Fran Jonas, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Eden Carson

England Women: Sophia Dunkley, Tammy Beaumont, Maia Bouchier, Heather Knight (c), Amy Jones (wk), Bess Heath, Charlotte Dean, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Bell, Hollie Armitage, Lauren Filer

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