The 44th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder at Nuriootpa Centennial Park in Nuriootpa on November 13. The game will begin at 9.30 AM IST (3 PM LOCAL).
While Adelaide Strikers have won six out of their 10 matches in this competition, Sydney Thunder are at the bottom of the points table with just one win in 10 outings.
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
Sydney Thunder: Samantha Bates, Hannah Darlington, Jess Davidson, Rachael Haynes (captain), Phoebe Litchfield, Olivia Porter, Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson, Tammy Beaumont, Anika Learoyd, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Chloe Tryon, Amy Jones, Corinne Hall, Belinda Vakarewa, Lea Tahuhu
Players to watch
The wily right-arm leg spinner of Adelaide Strikers was the most successful bowler for her side in her last game against Hobart Hurricanes. She scalped 31/2 in four overs. She bowled well inside the powerplay and middle phase of the innings.
The prolific right-handed top-order batter of Adelaide Strikers top-scored with a brilliant 45 off 38 in her last appearance against Hobart Hurricanes. She smashed five boundaries and a six in her entertaining knock. In the process, she stitched a 58-run partnership with captain Tahlia McGrath for the third wicket.
The wicket-keeper and right-handed opening batter of Sydney Thunder struck a gritty half-century in her last outing against Melbourne Renegades. She peppered the boundary rope five times. She batted up to the 16th over and laid a solid foundation.
The right-arm quick of Sydney Thunder was the pick of the bowlers in her last fixture against Melbourne Renegades. She claimed 22/2 in three overs. She was effective with the new ball inside the powerplay. Besides this, she was good toward the back end of the innings. With the bat, she scored 10 off nine.
It will be the tournament’s first match at the venue. Expect a hard and new surface that could offer assistance to batters. However, the cloudy conditions could make it challenging for the batters to score freely, as the seamers could get some advantage. Expect an exciting contest between bat and ball, provided there is a complete match.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy and increasingly windy, with occasional rain. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 21 degrees Celsius. There will be a 77 percent cloud cover and an 85 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west-northwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Amy Jones, Katie Mack, Laura Wolvaardt, Rachael Haynes, Deandra Dottin, Sammy Jo-Johnson, Tahlia McGrath, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Megan Schutt, Belinda Vakarewa, Hannah Darlington
Date: November 13, 2022
Time: 9.30 AM IST (3 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Nuriootpa Centennial Park, Nuriootpa
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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