It’ll be a face-off between Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes for match no. 12 of the ongoing 09 edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). The game is scheduled to be played on the 27th of October, 2023, at 11:10 AM Indian Standard Time (IST), at the Allan Border Field, Brisbane.
Adelaide Strikers – Georgia Adams, Jemma Barsby, Darcie Brown, Danielle Gibson, Katie Mack, Tahlia McGrath (C), Anesu Mushangwe, Courtney Neale, Annie O’Neil, Bridget Patterson, Madeline Penna, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Ella Wilson, Laura Wolvaardt
Hobart Hurricanes – Nicola Carey, Julia Cavanough, Maisy Gibson, Heather Graham, Shabnim Ismail, Ruth Johnston, Lizelle Lee, Emma Manix-Geeves, Tabatha Saville, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Bryony Smith, Molly Strano, Rachel Trenaman, Elyse Villani (C), Naomi Stalenberg
Players to watch out:
The 30-year-old opening batter averages 25.63 in the W-BBL and has amassed 2153 runs, including the highest of 89* from 107 outings. Katie, in her first summer outing, smashed an unbeaten 95 in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) and had a similar start to this edition of the W-BBL, notching up an excellent 86, and has thus far maintained her momentum with subsequent scores of 3 and 48.
The 22-year-old bowling all-rounder has made a strong impression in domestic cricket, particularly in The Hundred, amassing 300 runs and taking 12 wickets from 20 outings. In her W-BBL debut, Danielle Gibson was not called upon to bat or bowl. In the following game, she secured her maiden wicket, finishing with figures of 1/35 (4), and also chipped in with the bat by scoring 10 runs.
The 25-year-old all-rounder has grown in her role over the past few years, showcasing impressive performances in domestic cricket. She also excelled in The Hundred, accumulating 481 runs at a strike rate of 131.42 from 22 outings, in addition to scalping 18 wickets. While Bryony didn’t have an ideal start to her WBBL career with scores of 5 and 3, she will be backed to regain her form.
The 35-year-old pacer in 123 Twenty20 Internationals, bagged 123 wickets, including a couple of five-wicket hauls, and she maintained an economy rate of 5.77. In the WBBL, she has a strong history with 39 wickets from 44 games. Ismail kicked off her ongoing WBBL campaign with economical figures of 0/26 (4), and in the following game, she claimed her first wicket of the season.
The center wicket at the Allan Border Field, Brisbane, is known to favor batters, with the average score at the venue in the 140s. However, the pitch is a well-balanced one, offering enough support to bowlers, particularly pacers.
It will be a pleasant day to be at the Allan Border Field, Brisbane, for some cricket with mostly cloudy skies and a minimal chance of rain. The temperature is forecasted to hover around 17°C, with moderate winds and a humidity level of 67%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Bridget Patterson, Laura Wolvaardt, Elyse Villani, Katie Mack, Naomi Stalenberg, Tahlia McGrath, Georgia Adams, Megan Schutt, Molly Strano, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Anesu Mushangwe
Date – October 27, 2023
Time – 11:10 AM IST
Venue – Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.