Preview: Match 45 – Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers | Squad | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI

The 45th match of the seventh edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers at Harrup Park in Mackay on November 14. While Brisbane Heat have won seven out of their 11 matches, Adelaide Strikers have managed to win only five out of their 10 games.

Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers in Women's Big Bash League 2021
Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers in Women’s Big Bash League 2021

Squads

Brisbane Heat: Georgia Redmayne(w), Grace Harris, Georgia Voll, Mikayla Hinkley, Anne Bosch, Jess Jonassen(c), Laura Kimmince, Nadine de Klerk, Courtney Grace Sippel, Georgia Prestwidge, Poonam Yadav, Nicola Hancock, Charli Knott, Zoe Cooke, Ellie Johnston

Adelaide Strikers: Katie Mack, Dane van Niekerk, Laura Wolvaardt, Tahlia McGrath(c), Bridget Patterson, Madeline Penna, Amanda Wellington, Tegan McPharlin(w), Sarah Coyte, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown, Nell Bryson Smith, Meagan Dixon, Ella Wilson, Annie O Neil, Tess Cooper, Jemma Barsby

Players to watch out for

Darcie Brown:

The right-arm seamer was the player of the match in her last outing against Hobart Hurricanes. Taking the new ball from the other end, she scalped 3-19 in her four overs. She was the most successful bowler for Adelaide Strikers. She bowled good lines and lengths to keep the batters at bay.

Dane van Niekerk:

The South African all-rounder was the top contributor with the bat in her last match against Hobart Hurricanes as she muscled 44 runs off 38 balls, including five boundaries. She stitched a 47-run partnership with Laura Wolvaardt and consolidated the innings after losing her opening partner Katie Mack cheaply.

Courtney Sippel:

The right-arm quick won the player of the match award in her last outing against Sydney Sixers, during which she claimed 2-12 in her four overs, including one maiden. She took the key wickets of Alyssa Healy and Ashleigh Gardner in the second over of the innings.

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Jess Jonassen:

The skipper of Brisbane Heat was the most successful bowler in her last match against Sydney Sixers. She accounted for 3-15 in her four overs. The left arm spinner kept things tight and was the second most economical bowler for Brisbane Heat in that match. She pitched the ball in right areas to not allow the batters to score freely of her.

Weather

The weather looks good as the sun will be shining nice and bright throughout the course of the match. The average temperature is expected to be 28 degrees Celsius. There is no chance of rain all through the course of the match. A complete game of cricket is expected. Wind will be blowing from the south-east.

Pitch

In the last two matches played at the venue, medium pacers were successful, given that they won the player of the match in those games. The wicket is true to its nature. Batting is not that easy. Batters will have to spend time at the crease to score runs.

Fantasy playing XI

Georgia Redmayne, Laura Wolvaardt, Georgia Voll, Katie Mack, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Dane van Niekerk, Amanda Wellington, Darcie Brown, Nicola Hancock, Courtney Sippel

Match details

Date: November 14, 2021

Time: 4.45am IST

Venue: Harrup Park, Mackay

Live streaming: Sony LIV

I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.

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