The 45th match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 08 will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide on November 14. The game will begin at 12.30 PM IST (5.30 PM LOCAL).
While Adelaide Strikers have won six out of their 11 matches in this competition, Brisbane Heat have seven wins in 11 outings. In this edition, the two teams have locked horns against each other already, with Adelaide Strikers beating Brisbane Heat by 31 runs.
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
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
Players to watch
The talented right-arm leg spinner of Adelaide Strikers was the pick of the bowlers in her last completed game against Hobart Hurricanes. She accounted for 31/2 in four overs. She was effective with the new ball and also in the middle overs.
The run-machine from South Africa starred with the bat in her last completed appearance against Hobart Hurricanes. The right-handed top-order batter muscled 45 off 38, including five boundaries and a six. She shared a 58-run partnership with captain Tahlia McGrath for the third wicket.
The right-handed top-order batter of Brisbane Heat scored 41 off 30 in her last outing against Hobart Hurricanes and was the top scorer for her team. The hard-hitting batter hammered half a dozen boundaries in her innings. She came into bat in the first over and held the innings together.
The right-arm speedster of Brisbane Heat was the most successful bowler in her last fixture against Hobart Hurricanes. She claimed 20/2 in two overs, picking up both wickets in the eighth over. She opened the bowling and bowled well with the new ball. She also accounted for one run out.
It will be the tournament’s sixth and final match at the venue. Out of the five games played here, the teams batting first have won three, and the teams batting second have won two. The average first innings score is 132, and the average second innings score is 122. With a thick cloud cover, expect the fast bowlers to get some assistance. A high chance of rain will make the toss important.
The weather is expected to be cloudy and cool. There could be a shower in the morning. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 16 degrees Celsius. There will be a 95 percent cloud cover and a 70 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the southwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Georgia Redmayne, Katie Mack, Grace Harris, Laura Wolvaardt, Amelia Kerr, Jess Jonassen, Deandra Dottin, Nicola Hancock, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Date: November 14, 2022
Time: 12.30 PM IST (5.30 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.