The 47th match of the seventh edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide on November 17. Both the teams have won six out of their 11 matches. While Perth Scorchers rank third, Adelaide Strikers rank fourth in the points table.
Adelaide Strikers: Jemma Barsby, Darcie Brown, Sarah Coyte, Katie Mack, Tahlia McGrath, Tegan McPharlin, Bridget Patterson, Madeline Penna, Amanda Wellington, Laura Wolvaardt, Dane van Niekerk
Perth Scorchers: Sophie Devine (c), Beth Mooney (wk), Chamari Athapaththu, Mathilda Carmichael, Heather Graham, Lisa Griffith, Marizanne Kapp, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo
Players to watch out for
The right-hand opening bat was the player of the match in her last outing against Brisbane Heat. She led the run chase scoring an unbeaten 54 off 48 balls, including eight boundaries. After losing Dane van Niekerk and Laura Wolvaardt cheaply, Mack stitched an 88 run partnership with Tahlia McGrath to see her side home.
The right arm leg spinner was the most successful bowler for Adelaide Strikers against Brisbane Heat in the last match. She scalped 2-21 in her four overs, including one maiden. She was the only bowler to bowl a maiden over in that match.
The skipper of Perth Scorchers was the player of the match against Melbourne Stars. The opening bat muscled a 35 not out off 27 balls, including four boundaries and a six, guiding her side to a 10-wicket win. With the ball, the right arm seamer claimed 2-11 in her three overs, including one maiden.
The stylish southpaw smashed a scintillating half-century in her last match against Melbourne Stars. Chasing a modest 98, the opening bat took her side past the opposition target with ease. She scored 54 not out off 38 balls, including 10 boundaries. She took on the bowling attack and did not allow them to settle. She smashed the bowlers all around the park.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny and pleasant in the first half of the match and partly cloudy and warm in the latter half. The average temperatures will drop from 26 degrees Celsius in the afternoon (local) to 20 degrees Celsius in the evening (local). Through the course of the match there is a 2% chance of precipitation.
The last two matches at the venue were washed out. Prior to that, six matches were played, out of which four were won by the teams batting second. Chasing seems to be the preferred choice for the captains. It will be interesting to see how the wicket plays given that there were rains last week. So far, the matches that have been played here have seen around 150 runs being scored by the team batting first. In the first match that was played at this venue a score in excess of 200 was also achieved by Melbourne Renegades in this season.
Fantasy playing XI
Beth Mooney, Laura Wolvaardt, Katie Mack, Chamari Atapaththu, Sophie Devine, Tahlia McGrath, Heather Graham, Amanda Wellington, Lilly Mills, Darcie Brown, Sarah Coyte
Date: November 17, 2021
Time: 10.10 am IST
Venue: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
Live streaming: Sony LIV
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