Date and Day: 16th November 2019, Saturday.
Match 35th – Adelaide Strikers Women v/s Melbourne Stars Women.
Time: 1:40 PM IST / 7:40 PM LOCAL
Venue: Nuriootpa Centennial Park, Nuriootpa
Adelaide Strikers Women’s team will take on Melbourne Stars Women’s team, In the last encounter between them, Adelaide Strikers quite efficiently defeated Melbourne Stars. Adelaide strikers are in fine touch and have maintained their place in Top 4. While ironically but also performance-wise Melbourne stars have also maintained their position in being bottom of the table.
Adelaide Strikers had a good run this season till now, winning 5 out of 8 games they have played and are placed on 3rd number on the points table with 10 points in hand. The team is playing strong and in great form, in all the encounters they have faced.
Melbourne Stars have not been able to recover from this season’s downfall, the squad has not been able to gain the rhythm while facing various encounters. They have played 8 games till now, out of which they have won only a single game and losing the remaining games. With two points by their name, they are placed on last -8th number in the points table. With the season progressing, Stars need to gain momentum in this edition as soon as possible otherwise it may become impossible to reach qualifications.
Weather and Pitch Report
The weather forecast for the match-day seems to be quite cloudy but the minimal probability of drizzle, so an uninterrupted play is expected. The team winning toss would want to take advantage by fielding first and restricting the first innings total in a low-score.
Head to Head
In the previous five games, encounters between these two sides, Strikers have outplayed stars. 4 matches have been won by the Adelaide Strikers and 1 being won by Melbourne Stars.
Played- 5, ASW-4 , MSW-1
Adelaide Strikers Women’s Squad
Suzie Bates(c), Sophie Devine, Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Lauren Winfield, Katie Mack, Tegan McPharlin(w), Amanda Wellington, Sarah Coyte, Alex Price, Megan Schutt, Ellie Falconer, Annie O Neil, Darice Brown, Tabatha Saville.
Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates (C), Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Lauren Winfield, Katie Mack, Tegan McPharlin (WK), Sarah Coyte, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Megan Schutt, Alex Price.
Melbourne Stars Women’s Squad
Elyse Villani(c), Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Erin Osborne, Katey Martin(w), Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Madeline Penna, Chloe Rafferty, Nicola Hancock, Kristen Beams, Lucy Cripps, Holly Ferling, Angela Reakes, Annabel Sutherland, Alana King, Emma Inglis .
Elyse Villani (C), Lizelle Lee, Katey Martin (WK), Annabel Sutherland, Mignon du Preez, Erin Osborne, Tess Flintoff, Kristen Beams, Madeline Penna, Holly Ferling, Nicola Hancock
Adelaide Strikers with the strong dominance they have this edition and in in their last encounters, totally seem to outperform Melbourne stars in the upcoming encounter.
Suzie Bates, Bridget Patterson, Elyse Villani, Lizelle Lee (VC), Katey Martin (WK), Sophie Devine (C), Tahila McGrath, Annabel Sutherland, Kristen Beams, Sarah Coyte, Holly Ferling.
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