The 26th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers at the Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney on November 2. The game will begin at 10 AM IST (3.30 PM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their seventh game of the competition. While Melbourne Stars have won one and lost three, with two matches not producing results, Adelaide Strikers, on the other hand, have won four and lost two.
Melbourne Stars: Alice Capsey, Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum (captain), Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Rhys McKenna, Sasha Moloney, Sophie Reid, Jemimah Rodrigues, Annabel Sutherland, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Hasrat Gill, Olivia Henry
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 completed outing, the wily left-arm spinner of Melbourne Stars was the wrecker-in-chief against Melbourne Renegades. She claimed 19/4 in four overs. Apart from being the most successful bowler, she was the most economical one. She was effective in the middle overs.
The dashing all-rounder of Melbourne Stars clinched the player of the match award in her last completed match against Melbourne Renegades. The right-hander registered an undefeated 42 off 48, including four boundaries. Bowling right-arm medium pace, she accounted for 17/3 in four overs, including one maiden.
The right-handed opening batter of Adelaide Strikers led the run chase from the front against Perth Scorchers in her last fixture. She mustered an unbeaten 47 off 51, including six boundaries. In the process, she stitched a crucial 51-run partnership with her opening partner Deandra Dottin. She bagged the player of the match award for her match-winning batting performance.
The right-arm leg-spinner of Adelaide Strikers was one of the most successful bowlers in her last encounter against Perth Scorchers. She scalped 13/2 in four overs and was the most economical bowler for her side. She bowled well inside the powerplay and in the middle phase of the innings.
It will be the tournament’s fifth match at the venue. The teams batting first and second have won two games each. The average first innings score is 117, and the average second innings score is 100. The conditions look good for batting. Expect the batters to get plenty of runs.
The weather is expected to be sunny and breezy. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 20 degrees Celsius. There will be a nine percent cloud cover and a one percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west-southwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Lauren Winfield-Hill, Katie Mack, Laura Wolvaardt, Alice Capsey, Annabel Sutherland, Kim Garth, Deandra Dottin, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Darcie Brown, Megan Schutt, Sophie Day
Date: November 2, 2022
Time: 10 AM IST (3.30 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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