The Eliminator match of the seventh edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers at the Adelaide Oval on November 24. This will be the third match between the two teams in this tournament, with each team winning once. Both the teams have played one match each at this venue and they have emerged victorious. So, who will have the last laugh in the Eliminator? Who will progress to the Challenger (semi-final) to play against the Melbourne Renegades on November 25? Catch the live action to find out.
Brisbane Heat: Georgia Redmayne(w), Grace Harris, Laura Kimmince, Ellie Johnston, Georgia Voll, Mikayla Hinkley, Jess Jonassen(c), Nadine de Klerk, Nicola Hancock, Courtney Grace Sippel, Poonam Yadav, Anne Bosch, Georgia Prestwidge, Charli Knott, Zoe Cooke
Adelaide Strikers: Darcie Brown, Katie Mack, Madeline Penna, Bridget Patterson, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Laura Wolvaardt, Tegan McPharlin, Sarah Coyte, Tahlia McGrath, Jemma Barsby, Dane van Niekerk, Nell Bryson-Smith, Annie O’Neil, Megan Schutt, Meagan Dixon
Players to watch out for
The right-hand opening bat of Adelaide Strikers has been in red form in this season of WBBL. She has muscled 426 runs in 12 innings and is the fourth highest run-getter in the competition. She is the leading run-scorer for Adelaide Strikers. In her last outing against Melbourne Stars, she scored her fourth half-century of the tournament as she plundered 89 not out off 67 balls, including 13 boundaries. She guided her team to a daunting total of 175, scoring more than half of the team’s total.
The right-hand middle-order bat was a half centurion in her last match against Melbourne Stars. She joined forces with Mack to stitch a 118-run partnership for the fourth wicket. She hammered 56 not out off 34 balls, including seven boundaries and two sixes. Adelaide Strikers will want Penna to shoulder the responsibility of the middle-order batting going into the Eliminator match.
The wicket-keeper and opening bat of Brisbane Heat was the player of the match in her last fixture against Melbourne Renegades. She smashed 71 runs off 51 balls, including eight boundaries and a six. She is the third-highest run-getter in the tournament with 436 runs in 13 innings, including five half-centuries, which is the highest in the competition so far.
The skipper of Brisbane Heat was the most successful bowler for the team in their last match against Melbourne Renegades. The left arm spinner scalped 3-10 in her 3.1 overs and was also the most economical bowler for the side. She is the leading wicket-taker in this season of WBBL with 21 wickets in 13 matches. Brisbane Heat would want their captain to spin the web and entangle the opposition batters.
The weather is expected to be cloudy and the average temperature will be around 18 degrees Celsius. There is a 16% chance of precipitation during the course of the match. Wind will blow from the south-southeast.
Out of the six matches played at the venue, teams batting second have won all. It is likely that the captain who wins the toss is likely to have a bowl first. The average first innings score has been 126 runs and the average second innings score has been 128 runs. In the last match that was played here, more than 350 runs were scored and only four wickets fell, all of which were picked by the quick bowlers. It is likely that the match will be a high-scoring encounter given the batting prowess of each of the sides. Bowlers will have to fight hard to tame the batters.
Fantasy playing XI
Georgia Redmayne, Katie Mack, Laura Wolvaardt, Anneke Bosch, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Tahlia McGrath, Madeline Penna, Darcie Brown, Nicola Hancock, Megan Schutt
Date: November 24, 2021
Time: 1.40pm IST
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Live streaming: Sony LIV
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