The Challenger 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 24. The game will begin at 1.40 PM IST (6.40 PM LOCAL).
While Adelaide Strikers completed the league stage at the number two position on the points table with eight wins in 14 games, Brisbane Heat finished third with eight victories in 14 fixtures. Brisbane Heat pipped Hobart Hurricanes in the Eliminator to advance to the Challenger of the WBBL.
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 right-handed batter of Adelaide Strikers is the leading run-getter for her side with 341 runs in 14 matches. The South African has recorded the highest score of 75 not out in the competition. She has a healthy strike rate of 107 and a good average of 26.
The right-arm pace sensation of Adelaide Strikers has been the most successful bowler in the competition at the end of the league stage. She scalped 23 wickets in 12 innings, including the best of 19/6 in her last league game. She is an excellent new ball bowler and a genuine wicket-taker.
The right-handed opening batter of Brisbane Heat struck her second consecutive half-century in the edition of the WBBL in her last game against Hobart Hurricanes. The English batter smashed 52 off 38, hitting six boundaries and two sixes. She stitched a 50-run partnership with her opening partner Georgia Redmayne.
The captain of Brisbane Heat led from the front in the last game against Hobart Hurricanes. The wily left-arm spinner wreaked havoc with the ball as she claimed 23/4 in four overs, including a double strike in the 20th over. She bowled well in the middle phase of the innings and death overs.
It will be the tournament’s eighth and last match at the venue. Out of the seven games played here, the teams batting first have won five, and the teams batting second have won two. The average first innings score is 136, and the average second innings score is 128. Expect a good batting track that will yield plenty of runs.
The weather is expected to be partly sunny and very warm. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 22 degrees Celsius. There will be a 48 percent cloud cover and a one percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the west-northwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Georgia Redmayne, Danielle Wyatt, Laura Wolvaardt, Katie Mack, Amelia Kerr, Deandra Dottin, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Nicola Hancock, Jemma Barsby
Date: November 24, 2022
Time: 1.40 PM IST (6.40 PM LOCAL)
Venue: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
Live streaming: Sony Sports Network (India), Foxtel (Australia), BT Sports (England)
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