The 19th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane on October 27. The game will begin at 1.40 PM IST (6.10 PM LOCAL).
Brisbane Heat are at the top of the points table with four wins in five matches. On the other hand, Adelaide Strikers are positioned at number five, with two wins and two losses in four games.
Brisbane Heat: Jess Jonassen (captain), Lucy Hamilton, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, Amelia Kerr, Charli Knott, Grace Parsons, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll, Pooja Vastrakar, Danni Wyatt, Jess Kerr
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 star New Zealand all-rounder, who plays for Brisbane Heat, won the player of the match in her last fixture against Sydney Thunder. The right-handed batter scored an unbeaten 22 off 15, including three boundaries. The wily right-arm leg spinner claimed 20/1 in four overs with the ball.
The left-handed opening batter and wicket-keeper of Brisbane Heat led the run chase from the front in her last outing against Sydney Thunder. The southpaw mustered 33 off 36, including three boundaries. She stitched a 40-run partnership with her opening partner Danielle Wyatt to set the tone for the run chase.
The swashbuckling right-handed opening batter of Adelaide Strikers smashed an undefeated run-a-ball 55 in her last appearance against Melbourne Renegades. She smacked four boundaries and a couple of sixes in her entertaining knock. She held her team’s batting innings together and guided them to an eight-wicket win.
The talented right-arm leg spinner of Adelaide Strikers wreaked havoc with the ball in her last encounter against Melbourne Renegades. She scalped 8/5 in 3.5 overs, including three wickets in the 20th over. Apart from this, she accounted for two catches and won the player of the match award.
It will be the tournament’s second match at the venue. The first game saw close to 250 runs being scored. 12 wickets fell during the match. With hot and sunny conditions being forecast, expect the batters to thrive. A high-scoring contest could be on the cards.
The weather is expected to be hot with sunshine mixed with some clouds. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 33 degrees Celsius. There will be a 32 percent cloud cover and just a one percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east.
Fantasy Playing XI
Georgia Redmayne, Georgia Voll, Grace Harris, Katie Mack, Laura Wolvaardt, Amelia Kerr, Jess Jonassen, Deandra Dottin, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Darcie Brown, Jess Kerr
Date: October 27, 2022
Time: 1.40 PM IST (6.10 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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