The 17th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide on October 24. The game will begin at 10 AM IST (3 PM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their fourth game of the competition, winning one and losing two. In this edition of the WBBL, these two sides have already locked horns against each other, with Melbourne Renegades getting the better of Adelaide Strikers by four wickets.
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
Melbourne Renegades: Sophie Molineux (captain), Sarah Coyte, Josie Dooley, Ellie Falconer, Ella Hayward, Shabnim Ismail, Carly Leeson, Hayley Matthews, Rhiann O’Donnell, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb, Georgia Prestwidge, Erica Kershaw, Eve Jones
Players to watch
The right-handed middle-order batter of Adelaide Strikers top-scored for her team in her last fixture against Sydney Sixers. She scored a brisk 39 not out off just 25 balls, including four boundaries and a couple of sixes. Coming in to bat in the 13th over, she anchored the innings well and helped her side post a fighting total of 142 in 20 overs.
The right-arm speedster of Adelaide Strikers was one of the most successful bowlers for her team in her last outing against Sydney Sixers. She opened the bowling with Megan Schutt and scalped 17/3 in four overs. She struck in her first over, giving a perfect start to her team with the ball.
The South African pace sensation was the most economical bowler for Melbourne Renegades in her last appearance against Brisbane Heat. The right-arm seamer opened the bowling and picked up 23/1 in four overs. She bowled fast and hit the deck hard to get some purchase from the wicket.
The right-handed middle-order batter of Melbourne Renegades led the run chase from the front against Brisbane Heat in her last encounter. She muscled an undefeated 47 off 40, including seven hits to the fence. She came in to bat when her team was struggling at 15/3. She fought hard but failed to see her side home.
It will be the tournament’s third match at the venue. The teams batting first have won both of the two games played here. The average first and second innings scores are 153 and 138, respectively. With a high chance of rain, the toss will be crucial. The captain winning the toss may look to field first.
The weather is expected to see clouds and sun with a passing shower. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 20 degrees Celsius. There will be a 59 percent cloud cover and an 80 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the southwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Josephine Dooley, Courtney Webb, Katie Mack, Laura Wolvaardt, Sophie Molineux, Hayley Matthews, Madeline Penna, Tahlia McGrath, Darcie Brown, Shabnim Ismail, Amanda-Jade Wellington
Date: October 24, 2022
Time: 10 AM IST (3 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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