The 13th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide on October 21. The game will begin at 9.55 AM IST (2.55 PM LOCAL).
Sydney Sixers will play their fourth match, having won all their last three encounters. On the other hand, Adelaide Strikers will feature in their third game, having suffered defeats in their previous two fixtures.
In this edition of the WBBL, these two sides have already locked horns against each other, with Sydney Sixers beating Adelaide Strikers by 17 runs.
Sydney Sixers: Ellyse Perry (captain), Jade Allen, Suzie Bates, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Sophie Ecclestone, Ash Gardner, Ange Genford, Alyssa Healy, Kate Peterson
Adelaide Strikers: Jemma Barsby, Darcie Brown, Deandra Dottin, Tahlia McGrath (captain), Tegan McPharlin, Annie O’Neil, Bridget Patterson, Maddie Penna, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Laura Wolvaardt, Ella Wilson, Anesu Mushangwe, Meagan Dixon, Katie Mack
Players to watch
The dashing all-rounder of Sydney Sixers bagged the player of the match award in her last outing against Melbourne Stars. She made valuable contributions with bat and ball. The right-handed middle-order batter scored a run-a-ball 24 and, with the ball, claimed 19/2 in four overs, bowling right-arm off-spin. She also accounted for two catches.
The swashbuckling right-handed opening batter of Sydney Sixers smashed 43 off 32 in her last appearance against Melbourne Stars to top-score for her team. She hammered six boundaries in her entertaining innings. With her blistering knock, she provided an excellent start to her team with the bat.
The right-handed middle-order batter of Adelaide Strikers starred with the bat in her last game against Melbourne Renegades. Coming in at number six, she mustered 36 off 43, including three boundaries and a six. She held the innings together, having come in to bat in just the seventh over.
The right-arm speedster of Adelaide Strikers scalped 23/2 in four overs in her last fixture against Melbourne Renegades. She opened the bowling and bowled well with the new ball. In the death overs, she was effective, too, claiming her wickets in the 16th and 19th overs of the innings.
It will be the tournament’s second match at the venue, with the first game being played early in the day. Expect a relatively new and hard surface. Tons of runs could be on the cards due to batting-friendly conditions. On the other hand, the bowlers will have to stick to their basics to outwit the batters.
The weather is expected to be pleasant with sun and areas of low clouds. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 22 degrees Celsius. There will be a 78 percent cloud cover and a 25 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west.
Fantasy Playing XI
Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner, Suzie Bates, Laura Wolvaardt, Ellyse Perry, Maitlan Brown, Madeline Penna, Deandra Dottin, Sophie Ecclestone, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington
Date: October 21, 2022
Time: 9.55 AM IST (2.55 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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.