The 30th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers at Lilac Hill Park in Perth on November 5. The game will begin at 7.30 AM IST (10 AM LOCAL).
Both teams will play their eighth game of the competition. While Melbourne Stars have won two and lost three, with a couple of fixtures not producing results, Adelaide Strikers, on the other hand, have won four and lost three. When the two teams went head-to-head in this edition, Melbourne Stars pipped Adelaide Strikers by 22 runs.
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
The wily right-arm off-spinner of Melbourne Stars wreaked havoc with the ball in her last outing against Adelaide Strikers. She accounted for 24/4 in four overs, including two wickets in the 20th over. She struck in her first over getting rid of the dangerous Deandra Dottin.
The promising all-rounder of Melbourne Stars won the player of the match in her last appearance against Adelaide Strikers. The teenager muscled an unbeaten 51 off 16 to register the fastest half-century in the history of WBBL. She hammered six boundaries and three sixes in her entertaining knock. She claimed 17/1 in two overs with the ball, bowling right-arm medium-pace.
The right-handed opening batter of Adelaide Strikers was at the helm of the run-chase in her last fixture against Melbourne Stars. She scored 47 off 38, including half a dozen boundaries. In the process, she stitched a 62-run partnership with Laura Wolvaardt for the second wicket.
The star all-rounder from the West Indies was the pick of the bowlers for Adelaide Strikers in her last match against Melbourne Stars. The right-arm medium-pace bowler scalped 34/2 in four overs. She bowled well inside the powerplay and in the death overs. Apart from her bowling, she is a swashbuckling right-handed opening batter.
It will be the tournament’s first match at the venue. Expect a fresh new surface; that will be hard. Batters will enjoy playing here. A high-scoring contest could be on the cards. With the game starting in the morning, expect the fast bowlers to get assistance with the new ball.
The weather is expected to be breezy and pleasant with plenty of sun. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 26 degrees Celsius. There will be no cloud cover and no chance of rain. The wind will blow from the south-southeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Lauren Winfield-Hill, Katie Mack, Alice Capsey, Laura Wolvaardt, Annabel Sutherland, Deandra Dottin, Kim Garth, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Darcie Brown, Tess Flintoff, Sasha Moloney
Date: November 5, 2022
Time: 7.30 AM IST (10 AM LOCAL)
Venue: Lilac Hill Park, Perth
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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