The Perth Scorchers will clash against the Adelaide Strikers in Match 26 of the WBBL. Both teams are ranked 2nd and 3rd on the points table and are in top form. The game is scheduled to take place on 5th November at the Western Australia Cricket Association Ground at 11:55 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Perth Scorchers: Chloe Ainsworth, Zoe Britcliffe, Stella Campbell, Piepa Cleary, Maddy Darke, Sophie Devine (C), Amy Edgar, Lisa Griffith, Amy Jones, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Beth Mooney, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo, Lauren Winfield-Hill
Adelaide Strikers: Georgia Adams, Jemma Barsby, Darcie Brown, Dani Gibson, Katie Mack, Tahlia McGrath (C), Anesu Mushangwe, Courtney Neale, Annie O’Neil, Bridget Patterson, Maddie Penna, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Ella Wilson, Laura Wolvaardt
Players to watch out:
Captain of the Adelaide Strikers, Tahlia McGrath is an impressive player. She has amassed 798 runs and has taken 15 wickets in 33 T20Is. She has also led the side to the second position on the points table. However, her batting has not been up to the mark and the team will hope she scores big in this match.
Amanda Jade Wellington:
26-year-old Amanda Jade Wellington has been in exceptional form. She has taken 9 wickets and is the joint highest wicket-taker for the side along with Megan Schutt. She has also been bowling at an impressive economy rate and will be a player to watch out for.
Beth Mooney is an important player in the Scorchers lineup. She has amassed 4328 runs in 123 matches at an average of 46.54. Her high score in the tournament is 102 and she has scored 39 fifties and 2 hundreds. She will be a player to watch out for.
Amy Edgar will be a player to watch out for. In 21 WBBL matches, she has scored 173 runs at an average of 21.62 and has taken 14 wickets at an economy of 6.93. In the tournament, her last three figures are 0/26, 4/19 and 1/28. The team will be hoping for a good performance from her in this game.
The surface is balanced and offers assistance to both batters and bowlers. However, as the match progresses, it might become tough for the bowlers.
Sunny conditions can be expected with the temperature being 24 degrees Celsius and humidity being 70%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Beth Mooney, Amy Edgar, Sophie Devine, Bridget Patterson, Katie Mack, Tahlia McGrath, Amanda Jade Wellington, Megan Schutt, Chloe Ainsworth, Alana King, Georgia Wareham
Date – 5th November, 2023
Time – 11:55 AM, IST
Venue – Western Australia Cricket Association Ground
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode App and Website.
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