The 20th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane on October 28. The game will begin at 9.45 AM IST (2.15 PM LOCAL).
Perth Scorchers will play their sixth game of the competition. They have won three, lost one, and could not get a result in one game. On the other hand, Adelaide Strikers will feature in their fifth game, having won and lost two fixtures each.
Perth Scorchers: Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Sophie Devine (captain), Maddy Green, Marizanne Kapp, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Beth Mooney, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo, Holly Ferling, Amy Edgar, Maddy Darke, Georgia Wyllie, Charis Bekker
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
In her last fixture, the South African all-rounder made valuable contributions with bat and ball for Perth Scorchers against Sydney Thunder. The right-handed middle-order batter muscled 32 off 23, including four hits to the fence. Opening the bowling, the right-arm medium pacer conceded 22 runs in four overs and was the most economical one,
The wily right-arm leg spinner of Perth Scorchers was one of the three wicket-takers in her last game against Sydney Thunder. She claimed 22/1 in two overs. Besides her bowling, she made a handy contribution with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 29 off just 16 balls, including a couple of boundaries and sixes.
The prolific right-handed batter of Adelaide Strikers top-scored with a delightful 46 off 40 in her last appearance against Brisbane Heat. The South African hammered five boundaries and stitched a crucial 64-run partnership with Katie Mack for the second wicket. She laid a solid foundation for her team, which piled up 140 in 20 overs.
The right-arm pace sensation of Adelaide Strikers won the player of the match award in her last encounter against Brisbane Heat. She was the wrecker-in-chief as she scalped 16/4 in four overs. Opening the bowling with Megan Schutt, Brown bowled well with the new ball, generating good pace and swing.
It will be the tournament’s third match at the venue. The teams batting first and second have won one game each. The average first innings score is 140, and the average second innings score is 115. With no chance of rain, expect a full day of cricket. The conditions look good for batting. A high-scoring contest could be on the cards.
The weather is expected to be partly to mostly sunny and hot. It will be breezy in the afternoon. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 32 degrees Celsius. There will be a 24 percent cloud cover and no chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west-southwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Beth Mooney, Katie Mack, Laura Wolvaardt, Maddy Green, Marizanne Kapp, Sophie Devine, Tahlia McGrath, Deandra Dottin, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Alana King, Darcie Brown
Date: October 28, 2022
Time: 9.45 AM IST (2.15 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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